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. More information on this program and the 17th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry (the Fairfield County Regiment) can be found at http://seventeenthcvi.org/blog/engagements/gettysburg/hard-road/
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.
Because your Historical Society Needs You!
Have you ever wanted to get involved in the Historical Society, but didn't know how? Or to share your excitement about history with others but were afraid you "didn't know enough"? We have the cure! On Sunday, May 6 from 2-4 p.m. the Society will be holding a "Volunteer Orientation" to introduce new volunteers to our organization and welcome back existing volunteers who want to "brush up" on their knowledge.
The session will include an informative tour of the museum's exhibits as well as an introduction to our library and collections rooms--areas that are generally off-limits to the public. Volunteers interested in working in genealogy, house dating, and collections can learn about opportunities in those areas.
The session will be particularly helpful to those who are or would like to serve as museum ambassadors. These important volunteers welcome visitors to our museum during open hours and may also help out with programs for scouts, schoolchildren or other groups.
We welcome volunteers from high school age on up!
May 6, 2018 2:00 pm at the Trumbull Historical Society