- Friday, November 7 at 10AM
- Lobby of Governement Civic Center
- 888 Washington Blvd, Stamford
- Link to press release
- Sunday, November 9, 2-4PM
- 1508 High Ridge Road
- $15/person for members & $20/person for the general public
- Hurricane Date: November 23
- Link to flyer
Back by popular demand, come enjoy a traditional afternoon tea, complete with tiny sandwiches and baked goodies. Please send your check to the Stamford Historical Society with the number
of guests and your email and phone contact information.
Included in your ticket price is entrance to our newest exhibit, Stamford School Days: 1641-1971, which celebrates Stamford schools and in particular the 100 year old Martha Hoyt (formerly Willard School) building that serves as the Historical Society’s headquarters. On
display visitors will find many photos, school bells, copybooks, school uniforms, paper items and the Society’s sampler collection.
Our featured speaker is Dr. Christopher Collier, Professor Emeritus at UCONN. Dr. Collier served as Connecticut State Historian from 1984-2004. Some of you may know him as the co-author of My Brother Sam is Dead and Jump Ship to Freedom. His most recent publication is Connecticut’s Public Schools: A History, 1650-2000. In over 900 pages this book features the
major developments on the public schools in the state as well as controversies surrounding that development. Dr. Collier’s talk will focus on education in CT and Stamford during the 19th century.