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Heroes & Villains Lecture Series: The Great Escape of Whalley & Goffe
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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 Thursday, September 27, Chris Pagliuco will discuss his new book, The Great Escape of Edward Whalley & William Goffe, sharing the adventures of two of the regicides, the judges who condemned King Charles I to death, ultimately forced to live as fugitives and fled to New Haven from England in the seventeenth century. Chris is a freelance writer who specializes in 17th-century colonial history. He teaches high school history in Madison, CT, and serves as town historian in Essex, CT.


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].