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Stories from the Park: Island Affairs of the Thames

Inspired by “The Power of Place” in the Spring 2023 issue of Connecticut Explored, Thames River Heritage Park’s 2024 lecture series probes the historical impact and influence of the connections with islands near and far to the Thames River. Throughout the series the “power of place” will be explored from social, cultural, political, economic and ecological perspectives along with impact and influence on life on the Thames – historically and up to the present time.

Mariners, Whalers and Traders: Islands Connections to the Thames 
An evening of stories and songs with Geoff Kaufmann
January 3, 2024

Kinship, Trade and Culture: Eastern Long Island and the Thames
by Patricia Schaefer, New London County Historical Society
February 7, 2024

Connecticut’s Sweet Tooth: New London, the Sugar Trade, and Slavery in the West Indies
by Matt Warshauer, Central Connecticut State University
March 6, 2024

Bound for Desolation: Whalers and Sealers from the Thames
by Deborah Donovan, TRHP Director Emeritus
April 3, 2024

Whaling, Religion and Royalty: New London and Lahaina
by Stephen Manuel, New London County Historical Society
May 1, 2024


Series Pass – Limited Time Offer

Lecture Series Pass includes five receptions and lectures hosted in partnership with Lyman Allyn Art Museum. The number of passes are LIMITED and ONLY AVAILABLE through December 20, 2023. Reserve yours today!

TRHP + LAAM Members – $45
Non-member* – $65

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