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Weird in Connecticut?!
Join us for a lecture on some of the oddest items in the Connecticut Historical Society's Archives
co-hosted by the Norwalk and Rowayton Historical Societies
History is strange -- take a second look!
An ordinary-looking map with a sinister surprise. Earrings made of human hair. A piece of a revered Connecticut tree carved in the shape of a...ham? Museums are full of objects that make staff and visitors say, “Huh?” But what makes these objects so strange to us? What makes an object “weird”? Nancy Belange of the Connecticut Historical Society explores some of CHS’s strangest items. You will learn how even the oddest artifacts can be gateways into a deeper understanding and appreciation of our state’s history.
Natalie Belange is the Adult Programs Manager at the Connecticut Historical Society. She holds a B.A. in history from Smith College and an M.A. in women's history from the University of Maryland. She has worked in museum education for most of her career and also teaches history courses at Manchester Community College and other area colleges.
Admission: $5 per person, free to RHS and NHS members
Refreshments will be served.
* snow date is Saturday, March 2nd at 2 pm.
Please check our website if you are unsure about the weather.
General admission: $5; RHS and NHS members free.
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