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Time Machines to the Past: Connecticut Town Greens
April 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Earth Day! Celebrate Connecticut’s first open green spaces! Join the Norwalk Historical Society on Earth Day Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Mill Hill Historic Park for a look at the history of the town greens of Connecticut. Author Eric D. Lehman will lead a lively lecture: “Time Machines to the Past: Connecticut Town Greens”. Town Greens are thought of as relics of another time, but as residents of Connecticut they are part of our lives. In fact, over 170 public spaces remain on which we can walk where our ancestors and predecessors walked. Author Eric D. Lehman will tell the remarkable story of these time machines that put us in touch with thousands of people over hundreds of years, from the past to the future. Mr. Lehman will also be selling and signing copies of his book, “Connecticut Town Greens”. If weather permits, a stroll to Norwalk’s Historic Green for refreshments will conclude the event.
Tickets: $5.00 and can be purchased at norwalkhistoricalsociety.org or by calling 203-846-0525
Mill Hill Historic Park is located at 2 East Wall Street, Norwalk, CT 06851. Limited parking on site. Additional parking follow signs to overflow parking across the street.
About Eric D. Lehman
Eric D. Lehman is the director of creative writing at the University of Bridgeport and has stories, reviews, and essays in dozens of magazines and journals. His dozen books include Connecticut Town Greens, A History of Connecticut Food, the Insiders Guide to Connecticut, and Becoming Tom Thumb, which won the annual award from the Victorian Society of America and was chosen as one of the top university press books of the year by the American Library Association. His novel Shadows of Paris won two independent book awards and was a finalist for the Connecticut Book Award.
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