Please join us on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 3-4:30 for the dedication of The Al Gorman Hamden History Room. Al served for 20 years as the President of the Historical Society. The History Room has recently been renovated and it is fitting that it will now be named in his honor. The History Room is located on the Third Floor of the Miller Memorial Library.
On Tuesday April 11, 2017 Tim Chaucer, a retired history teacher from Hamden High School will portray Joseph Plumb Martin, considered a hero at Yorktown during the American Revolution. Martin grew up in Connecticut and is sometimes referred to as the most famous private in the American Continental Army. He witnessed General Washington on several occasions. Martin’s description of constant hunger at Valley Forge earned him a modern trail named for him at Valley Forge, PA. He wrote his memoirs later in life to remind Americans of the suffering that privates such as himself went through in order to win the war to guarantee our independence. The event will take place at Mount Carmel Congregational Church in Hamden from 7:00-8:30 p.m.”
As part of a special series exploring Connecticut’s towns, Eric Lehman, published author and member of Hamden Historical Society, will lead a walking tour on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The tour for adults and children 8 years old or above, begins at Eli Whitney Museum. A limited number of participants is necessary, so advance registration is required with a $20 fee towards the Connecticut Museum of Natural History. Sign-up on their webpage, http://www.cac.uconn.edu/mnhcurrentcalendar.html