It Happened in Connecticut
a talk by Diana Ross McCain
Wednesday October 26, 7pm at the Blackstone Library
Diana Ross McCain will present and speak on “Genius, Grit, and Sacrifice: Connecticut’s role in the American Revolution”. Connecticut supplied courage, dare and ingenuity, all in abundance to the fight for our American independence. Diana will presents a lively and compelling program on three examples of Connecticut’s contribution to victory: Brooklyn’s fearless living legend Israel Putnam, who inspired civilians and soldiers alike; Westbrook’s inventive genius David Bushnell, who created the Turtle, history’s first submarine; and the courageous men and boys who defended to the death Groton’s Fort Griswold against a British assault. McCain draws on her book ‘It Happened in Connecticut’ for these inspiring stories. Copies of her books will be available for purchase and autographing.
Refreshments will be served. This program is sponsored by the Branford Historical Society in partnership with the Blackstone Library.
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All donations will be used toward
the needed repairs to the
Branford Community Foundation
helps to save the Harrison House
Pam Johnson, Senior Staff Writer
In less than five months, individual donations have helped Branford Historical Society (BHS) match more than half of a $35,000 matching grant given by Branford Community Foundation (BCF) to help save Harrison House, built in 1724.To celebrate, the BCF board recently presented BHS board members with a check for $17,500 .... click to read more
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Guided tours June - Sept.
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The Harrison House
124 Main Street
Branford, Connecticut 06405
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With much thanks to the Branford Rotary Club
We are so grateful and so delighted to announce that the Branford Rotary Club has donated a most generous gift of $10,000 toward the purchase and saving of the Harrison House. Hats off to the Rotary Club.