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.
Join us on November 3rd as certified genealogist and former biology teacher Nora Galvin will demonstrate GEDmatch.com, the third-party website that allows people who have DNA results from ancestryDNA, 23andMe, Family Tree DNA, or MyHeritage to compare their data to matches who tested with other companies.
GEDmatch.com is the open source website that was used by law enforcement to solve the Golden State Killer cold case.
Genetic genealogists of all levels are welcome.
Bring your questions and your laptops.
Meeting will be at the Trumbull Historical Society, 1856 Huntington Turnpike, Trumbull.
November 3, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
All CAS programs are free and open to the public.
For more information about CT Ancestry Society: visit www.connecticutancestry.org