Lecture: America’s First Sculpture: Connecticut Gravestones with William Hosley
Date: January 12, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Zoom (https://zoom.us/j/98397075742)
Registration: Requested, but not required. To register, email email@example.com
The Litchfield Historical Society is pleased to announce the first of an ongoing series of lectures on historic cemeteries. Historian William Hosley will be speaking virtually on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 6:00pm with his talk, America’s First Sculpture: Connecticut Gravestones.
Connecticut is a geological marvel. With all manner of rocks, minerals, and clays it’s not a surprise that gravestones and building material became colonial Connecticut’s earliest domestic art and export industry. This program explores the diverse stylistic traditions in dozens of small shops that produced gravestones from the mid-17th century to the advent of the industrial age.
William Hosley is passionate about local history and historic preservation and has developed a deep attachment to dozens of places worth caring about. He was formerly Director of the New Haven Museum and Connecticut Landmarks. As an expert in heritage tourism, Bill has studied, lectured, and advised museums and heritage destinations around the country.
The lecture will be presented over Zoom. Pre-registration is requested. To Register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you Torrington Savings Bank for Sponsoring this lecture!