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ONLINE BOOK EVENT: Hidden History of Old Lyme, Lyme and East Lyme
November 5, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
with Jim Lampos and Michaelle Pearson, Authors
This event is free but registration is required! Sign up here.
Old Lyme, Lyme and East Lyme were once one town, founded in the 1600s. “The Lymes” also share a wealth of overlooked history, including a tradition of public education dating to 1680, and the town meeting form of government. Jim Lampos and Michaelle Pearson trace the evolution of education and representation in the Lymes, and how decisions made by the founders helped to shape the history of our nation.
The authors also survey the artistic heritage of colonial-era graveyards, and explore the Spiritualist camp in Niantic that has hosted séances since 1882. They will discuss how the traditions of the Nehantic tribe lived on to the present day through the Tantaquidgeon family at Mohegan, and detail the lives of fascinating figures like Moses Warren, a surveyor of what is now Ohio; diarist Joseph Caples; and early civil rights leader David Ruggles, who helped over 1000 slaves escape via the underground railroad, including Frederick Douglass.
The lecture will take place virtually via GoTo Webinar and a link to access the event will be sent when participants register.
Support provided by Art Bridges
Connecticut Humanities with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the federal CARES Act
and our media sponsor: WSHU Public Radio