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CT History in Colonial Times & Beyond (Lecture 2)
March 8, 2022 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Sharon Historical Society is partnering with EdAdvance to promote adult education! In this two-part course (taught by Curator Brandon Lisi), students will survey milestones in Connecticut’s history from the colonial period to the mid-19th century. Classes will be held at the historical society and on Zoom. To register, please visit EdAdvance’s course catalog.
This lecture will cover the post-revolutionary period until about the middle of the 19th-century. Main events covered will be the Hartford Convention of 1814, in which Connecticut nearly seceded from the union. It will also discuss religious freedom in Connecticut (through the example of the Danbury Baptist’s Association’s letter to President Jefferson in 1801), and the burgeoning industrial economy. It will discuss the problems of land-use and environmental impact as it relates to Connecticut’s mining and industry. This lecture will unearth Connecticut’s forgotten history as “the tool chest of America.”