Lecture: The Logbooks--POSTPONED TO SPRING 2016
Date: October 25, 2015
Time: 3:00pm
Location: Litchfield History Museum
Age(s): All
Fee: Free for members; $5 for non-members
Registration: Yes, email registration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org
Description: In 1757, a sailing ship owned by an affluent Connecticut merchant sailed from New London to the tiny island of Bence in Sierra Leone, West Africa, to take on fresh water and slaves. On board was the owner’s son, on a training voyage to learn the trade. The Logbooks explores that voyage, and two others documented by that young man, to unearth new realities of Connecticut’s slave trade and question how we could have forgotten this part of our past so completely. Join author Anne Farrow as she discusses this important part of Connecticut's past. THIS LECTURE HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO SPRING 2016.