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Tories, Spies, and Traitors: Divided Loyalty in Revolutionary Connecticut

December 14, 2023
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Tories, Spies, and Traitors:  Divided Loyalty in Revolutionary Connecticut

The Friends of the Case Memorial Library invite you to join a ZOOM program offered by the Connecticut Museum of Culture and History on Thursday, January 25, 2024, at 7 PM.

Which side are you on?  That’s the question that every single person in Connecticut had to answer in 1775, as the thirteen colonies began a rebellion against British rule.  Loyalty was not only a matter of words or opinion.  For soldiers and civilians alike, loyalty could mean loss of fortune, of friends, and even of life.  This presentation reveals stories — some well-known, some obscure — of Nutmeggers who risked and sacrificed to support their chosen side.

Annie O’Brien will take us into this momentous, dangerous, and controversial time in our history.  She is a Museum Educator at the Connecticut Museum of Culture and History.  She develops and teaches educational programs for school and adult audiences.  Ms. O’Brien formerly worked as a classroom teacher in the Avon Public School District and as a historic interpreter at The Mark Twain House and Museum.  She holds a B.A. in Education from Miami University and an M.A. in Holistic Learning from The Graduate Institute of CT.

This is another program that will continue to educate us about Connecticut History. Reservations are required and may be made by phone at 203.891.2170 or online at www.casememoriallibrary.org. The link to the program will be emailed to you earlier on the day of the presentation.

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