Culture Connect Featured Event

Heroes & Villains Lecture Series: The Amistad Rebellion
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Starting this fall, the New Haven Museum will present a lecture series entitled “Heroes & Villains,” exploring the stories behind some of the most important historical figures in the history of Greater New Haven. The lecture series will continue through 2013 as the New Haven Museum celebrates its 150th and the City of New Haven’s 375th anniversary. All lectures begin at 6:30 p.m. Lectures will be accompanied by book signings, and copies of each speaker’s books will be available for sale. All lectures are free and open to the public.

On Tuesday, October 9, Fred Calabretta will discuss how the War of 1812 shattered the lives of Connecticut citizens. Focusing on the experiences of Connecticut’s participants and witnesses, this talk will reveal how the war upset lives in every town, especially those along the coast, interfering with business activity and home life alike, and the lasting effects on Connecticut and the nation that the conflict left behind. Fred Calabretta is Curator of Collections and Oral Historian at Mystic Seaport Museum. He has also served as curator for a number of exhibitions, including The Rockets’ Red Glare: Connecticut and the War of 1812, which is currently on view at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London. Fred is also a contributing author to the exhibition’s companion book and has authored two other books and a number of published articles and essays.

The New Haven Museum, founded in 1862 as the New Haven Colony Historical Society, is located in downtown New Haven at 114 Whitney Avenue. For more information, contact Michelle Cheng, Director of Education, at (203) 562-4183 ext. 11 or [email protected].