How WWI evolved the confining, romantic fashion of the Edwardian era into the loose, carefree fashions of the 1920s. Historical fashion enthusiast Mallory Huron takes you on a journey of women’s fashion through three tumultuous decades, and how these designs continue to influence our clothes today.
Saturday, May 12, from 2-3 pm at the Trumbull Historical Society. Coffee/tea and light refreshments will be provided.
This is the story of four friends who enlisted in the 17th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. They marched, tented, and fought together every day on the hard road from Connecticut to Gettysburg where on the fateful day of July 1, 1863 one of them would be killed, two wounded, and only one left standing. Their story is based on their letters, primary and period source documents. The program is illustrated with contemporary and period images. This program was awarded a 2011 Connecticut League of History Organizations Award of Merit in June 2011.
April 29, 2018 2:00 pm at the Trumbull Historical Society
Poli’s Palace & Majestic Theatres Memories Project
A special program in collaboration with The Trumbull Historical Society and The Trumbull Library.
Presented by Jay Misencik and Geralene Valentine – authors of the book by the same name.
They will show a slide presentation and narrate an interactive discussion with the audience.
The now dormant theatres on Bridgeport’s Main Street were built by Sylvester Z. Poli and opened in 1922 – quickly becoming a downtown social center. The theatres hosted live entertainment and silent moves before offering ‘talkies’ toward the end of the Vaudeville era.
The book was published in 2017 as part of a documentary-style cultural heritage project. Their first photographs for the project were taken in 1989. The most recent photos are from October 2016.
Register online at www.libraryinsight.com/EventSignUp.asp?t=93978155&jx=tlp&lmx=%CFbg%25%AE%A8%7C
March 25, 2018 at 2:00 pm in the community room at the Trumbull Library. 33 Quality Street, Trumbull, CT 06611
The Trumbull Historical Society will be offering a class in Zentangle© for teens and adults on Sunday, March 11 from 3 - 5 p.m. Zentangle© is a way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It increases focus and creativity and no prior experience is required. This class is great for beginners and and also those who have some Zentangle experience. Fee is $20 and all materials will be provided.
Instructor Jamie Johnson is a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT)©, with a PhD in art history and more than 10 years in museum education. Her blog can be seen at yankeetangler.blogspot.com.
Registration is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Email your name, phone number and number of registrants to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions? Call (203) 377-6620. The class fee will be payable on the day of the class. The Trumbull Historical Society is located at 1856 Huntington Turnpike, Trumbull.
Join us on Sunday, Dec. 4 from 1- 4 p.m. for music, refreshments, a holiday display and more! All are welcome. Come share some holiday cheer. For more information, call (203) 377-6620.
On Saturday, Nov. 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., tour five of Trumbull's most spectacular private homes all decked out for Thanksgiving. Then, meet back at the Trumbull Historical Society to enjoy refreshments. Tickets are $25 for members, $30 in advance for non-members, and $35 day-of. Tickets are available at Cityline Florist, Flourishes, Pure Poetry, Trumbull Town Clerk's office or purchase online here:
Join us on Saturday, October 29 for Trumbull's spookiest Halloween event. The field behind the Historical Society will be ablaze with dozens of jack o' lanterns, while our storytellers offer up true tales of Trumbull's haunted past. Inside, the haunted Historical Society will be alive with frights and festive treats. We welcome individuals, groups, Scouts, businesses, churches and other organizations to submit carved pumpkins for display, so start planning your designs now. Keep checking for more details.