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History Bites: Country Acres & Cul de Sacs
January 16 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Join Dr. Jay Gitlin, history professor at Yale University and Fairfield Museum curator Laurie Pasteryak Lamarre for a discussion on the opening of suburban Connecticut. In 1938, the first year of its publication, Connecticut Circle magazine covered the opening of the Merritt Parkway, a devastating hurricane, and a transformative election on the brink of WWII. Covering the news, recreation, politicians, and above all—the achievements and products of our state, Connecticut Circle promoted the image of a bustling region with creative citizens and renowned institutions. Its readership included not only proud Nutmeggers, but potential tourists, and—the state’s board of realtors hoped—a potential move from New York City to an ancient colonial homestead made newly accessible via the Merritt Parkway or the New Haven Railroad. Copies of the newly published Country Acres & Cul de Sacs: Connecticut Circle Magazine from 1938 – 1952 will be available for purchase with a book signing following the program.
History Bites Lunchtime Chats
Monthly on a Wednesday, 12:30pm – 1:30pm. Members: Free; Non-Members: $5 suggested donation. Please bring a bagged lunch. Beverages and dessert will be provided.