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October 2019

Connecticut River Ferries with Prof. Wick Griswold

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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America's oldest continuously operating ferry service began running between Rocky Hill and Glastonbury in 1655. More than one hundred ferries have operated on the Connecticut River since the seventeenth century. Explore the enduring cultural relevance of the ferryboats of the Connecticut River with Professor Wick Griswold at the Essex Library on Tuesday, October 22 at 7 p.m. Hear about the stories of the captains, crews and passengers define the history and personality of the region. Learn how Captain Ham Sandwich…

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MYSTIC SEAPORT MUSEUM PRESENTS: J.M.W. TURNER: WATERCOLORS FROM THE TATE

October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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The Mystic Seaport Museum is the only U.S. venue for this milestone exhibition of almost 100 of J.M.W. Turner's watercolor masterpieces from the collection of the Tate Museum in London. Watercolors from Tate brings together luminous landscapes and atmospheric seascapes, architectural and topographical sketches, travel drawings, and even a number of intimate interior views. The exhibition, which runs from October 5 to February 23, 2020, spans the entirety of Turner’s long career and, by focusing on the artist’s watercolors, provides…

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November 2019

MIGRATION THROUGH MAPS: A CARTOGRAPHIC OVERVIEW OF AMERICAN IMMIGRATION

November 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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On Saturday, November 2 at 2 p.m. at the Essex Library, Dr. Francis Coan will illustrate how populations, cultures, and time periods have evolved throughout the geography of America. Through the use of maps, supplemented by statistics and a brief discussion of migration push and pull factors as well as public policy (past and present), Dr. Coan will provide an overview of American immigration patterns and trends from the arrival of the first inhabitants to the present day. Dr. Francis Coan…

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