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Lecture: Connecticut in Ohio: The History of the Western Reserve

July 9, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Dr. Matthew Warshauer, Professor of History, Central Connecticut State University

This event is free but registration is required! Sign up here.

Horace Greeley, the famed editor of the New York Tribune, allegedly once said, “Go West, young man,” but did you know that some residents of Connecticut did just that shortly after the Revolution? Many, some from Fairfield County, had their homes burned by the British and, due to the generosity of the State, decided to move to the Old Northwest (Ohio today) and build on Connecticut owned lands. During this lecture, Warshauer discusses this fascinating history as well as how the sale of this Connecticut Western Reserve led to the first state-supported school system.

The lecture will take place virtually via GoTo Webinar and a link to access the event will be sent when participants register.

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July 9, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Florence Griswold
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