These programs will be virtual. Please email ArtSikes@aol.com for a Zoom invitation.
Connecticut's indigenous communities have rich histories that date back thousands of years before the arrival of the Europeans. This was not the "wilderness" described by early English colonists, but an environment managed to enhance plant and animal populations. Dr. Lavin, IAIS Director of Research and Collections, uses her 40 years in archaeology and anthropology to bring the folklore and sacred stories of the ancients, who built and managed this landscape, to life.
Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021 7:00 p.m.
How did the women of Connecticut work for - or against - the right to vote? In this program, we'll look at photos, letters and pamphlets from the Connecticut Historical Society's collection to understand one of the most hard-fought political battles of American history. You'll learn about suffragists like Katharine Houghton Hepburn, Mary Townsend Seymour and Isabella Beecher Hooker, as well as some Connecticut women who fought tooth-and-nail against women getting the vote (what was up with them?).
Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021 7:00 p.m.