Take a Virtual Tour of Arlington National Cemetery
2:00 pm, Sunday, April 7th, 2019
The History of Our Nation Set in Stone
Come join us at The Trumbull Historical Society as Carolyn Ivanoff, educator and independent historian, leads us on a virtual tour of Arlington National Cemetery.
Follow the history of Arlington from its humble origins during the Civil War as a burial place of necessity, to its current celebrity as the most prestigious cemetery in the United States. On the stones of Arlington our nation's history can be read. Arlington's green slopes, once the great antebellum plantation of the Custis & Lee families, shelter over 275,000 United States veterans from every war.
Carolyn was named Civil War Trust Preservationist Teacher of the year in 2003. Carolyn writes and presents frequently on American History. In 2016 Carolyn was honored to receive the Connecticut Social Studies Council Bruce Fraser Friends of the Social Studies award
Interactive Tour of Hidden American History and Culture
2:00 pm, Sunday, May 19th, 2019
Join us on Sunday, May 19th, 2019 as Greg Van Antwerp, The Urban Archeologist, takes us on an interactive mulit-media tour of hidden American history and culture. For decades, Greg has been uncovering item after item, story after story of forgotten people, places and things that deserve another moment in the spotlight. His discoveries are humorous - an 1867 recipe for "Toad Ointment"; Historic - an 1861 Civil War Military Pass to the battle at Bull Run; Unique - the 1932 home movies of a well known Broadway playwright. The stories behind their discovery, research and return are even more fascinating.
Greg Van Antwerp is a blogger historian who searches sales for interesting items and researches their stories for the purpose of sharing their significance with audiences.
10:00 am - 12:30 pm, Saturday, June 1st, 2019
Indian Ledge Park Road, Trumbull, Connecticut 06611
Join us, Trumbull Nature & Arts Center, and Denali for a moderate hike through the beautiful and historic Pequonnock River Valley from Indian Ledge Park to Old Mine Park and back. Experience waterfalls, woodlands and streams. Hike along the old Housatonic Railroad for a portion. See the scant remains of Parlor Rock Park -- one of the first amusement parks in the U.S. Visit the remnants of a 150-year-old mill along the banks of the Pequonnock River. Play Trail Bingo and win prizes sponsored by Denali Outdoors. This is a very child-friendly hike. As always, we will do our part to keep the outdoors clean by collecting trash along the way.
Meeting Place: Indian Ledge Park Rd., Trumbull. Next to the dog park.
Rain Plan & Registration Details:
Rain date: Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 10:00am
Pre-registration is RECOMMENDED
The Bee is composed of a group of women who meet in the evening of the last Monday of every month. We work on projects (knitting, sewing etc.) or just chat. It's very relaxed. If you can make the meeting, fine, if not there's always next month. And.......we offer tea (or coffee) and cookies.
If you'd like to have your name added to our calling list, send name and email address to the Trumbull Historical Soc. office at (203) 377-6620.