Category Archives: Middletown
This year’s Civil War Day at the Middlesex County Historical Society is dedicated to the men from Middletown who made the ultimate sacrifice at Antietam: Maj. Gen. Joseph King Fenno Mansfield, 2nd Lieut. George H. D. Crosby, Private John K. … Continue reading
Matthew Warshauer, history professor at Central Connecticut State University, will discuss his book on Connecticut and the American Civil War next month in Middletown. Warshauer will talk at a reception being held to raise funds to maintain the General Joseph … Continue reading
The Middlesex County Historical Society is participating with dozens of other museums around the state by offering free admission on Connecticut Open House Day on Saturday, June 9.
As part of its One Book, One Middletown project and to honor the men and women from Middletown who served their country both in the military and as civilians, the Middlesex County Historical Society will have an exhibit of World … Continue reading
The Middlesex County Historical Society host Rick Spencer and his program, “Songs of the War of 1812,” on Thursday, March 8 at 7 pm in the Hubbard Room at Russell Library, 123 Broad St. in Middletown.
In 1861, Fort Sumter was lost to the Confederates on April 14, Joseph Mansfield was promoted to brigadier general, in charge of the defenses of Washington by President Lincoln on May 14, Union troops were badly defeated at the First … Continue reading
The Middlesex County Historical Society will celebrate Connecticut Open House Day on June 11 by unveiling its new exhibit, One House, One Family, Two Centuries. The exhibit depicts the story of the society’s headquarters, the General Joseph Mansfield House, a … Continue reading
Historian Richard Buel will talk about how Connecticut settled Ohio at the annual meeting of the Middlesex County Historical Society on Tuesday, April 26. His presentation, the Arthur M. Schultz Memorial Lecture, will be followed by a signing of his new … Continue reading
Michael Burlingame, one of the top scholars on Abraham Lincoln, will give a talk at the Inn at Middletown on Friday, April 1 at 7 p.m. Burlingame is the Chancellor Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies at the … Continue reading
For a blistering hot weekend at the end of July 1970, the eyes of the entire country were on the Powder Ridge ski area in Middlefield, Connecticut, where a group of New York promoters planned to stage a youth festival … Continue reading