event categories: Shining a Light Series

May 4, 2023
South Asian Americans have been a presence in the United States for more than 130 years. Early immigrants from South Asia worked on farms and factories, helped build railroads, fought for India’s...
May 11, 2023
The “Thirteen Moons” program is an in-depth view of the Pequot’s relationship to the seasons and lifeways. This lecture will also highlight topics of historic preservation, environmental Indigenous activism, food sovereignty, and...
April 13, 2023
New York City has long been a refuge for LGBTQ people who, in turn, have helped shape the history and culture of the city, region, and nation through countless historic places. Yet,...
March 30, 2023
A large obelisk lists the names of the male founders of Hartford buried in the Ancient Burying Ground, but this is not the whole story. This program will look at the lives...
April 21, 2022
Join us in welcoming Dr. Meadow Dibble of the Atlantic Black Box as she illuminates the history of a tragedy on the high seas and shares lessons we can draw from this story today. Recording of virtual lecture now available.
April 7, 2022
Join us in welcoming Maisa Tisdale, President and CEO of The Mary & Eliza Freeman Center for History and Community as she details the story of Little Liberia and shares the expansion of ongoing efforts to restore and preserve this historic community. Recording of virtual lecture now available.