History Bites: David Sturges
September 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
For this History Bites lecture, Sturges will share research he has done from the Warner and Read Collections, which he recently donated to the Museum. He will discuss the close relationship of Dr. Ira DeVer Warner and his family with Charles Barnum Read and his family in Gilded Age Fairfield. Sturges will also share highlights of this collection with participants, including historical photographs and archival materials.
David Sturges has been a writer, researcher and archivist for over 57 years. He is a retired Naval Reserve Officer with 20 years of service, including active duty in Vietnam and the Pentagon. He also worked as a senior technical writer with United Technologies for over 20 years. Since his retirement in 1993, he has done original research and archival work for private clients in Fairfield County and the surrounding areas. Sturges’s writing has been featured in Yankee Magazine, Connecticut Explored, and the Southport Conservancy, among other publications. He has done substantial genealogical research on the Sturges, Kountze, Skinner, Warner, Read, and Leeds families. He is currently completing a six part series on the history of Trinity Episcopal Church in Southport and is working on another project exploring on the history of the Oaklawn Cemetery and Arboretum in Fairfield.
Lecture located in the Meeting Hall.