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History Bites: Discovering the Jewish History of Bridgeport and Fairfield
October 17 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pmFree – $5
Monthly on a Wednesday, 12:30pm – 1:30pm.
October 17: Discovering the Jewish History of Bridgeport and Fairfield
Learn about the history of Jewish communities in Fairfield County from colonial times to the present with a presentation from the Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County and Fairfield Museum staff. Bring along any information about local businesses, family photographs, immigration documents, notable individuals, and community organizations in the Bridgeport-Fairfield area that you would like to share – and help us document the community’s history.
November 14: Film: Connecticut Goes Dry
In 1920, the 18th Amendment was enacted banning the sale of alcohol across the country. However, in our “land of steady habits,” alcohol consumption was a habit that proved hard to break. In the CPTV original documentary, Prohibition: Connecticut Goes Dry, filmmakers Jennifer Boyd and Sara Conner explore Connecticut’s unique role in the prohibition movement, from the early temperance advocates of Litchfield to the lawless rum runners of Long Island Sound. The program explores the creation, rise and fall of prohibition in the state. Length: 1 hour.
Members: Free; Non-Members: $5 suggested donation. Please bring a bagged lunch. Beverages and dessert will be provided.