Mianus Village: History & Literature with Jack T. Scully and J. Chris Davala

Event Details

Date: October 6, 2021
Time: 11:00 am

Greenwich Historical Society is pleased to co-sponsor an Author Talk.

Retired Men’s Association of Greenwich, Inc. (RMA), The Greenwich Historical Society and Greenwich Library invite you to its meeting on October 6 at 11:00 am at the First Presbyterian Church, Lafayette Place, Greenwich, CT with Mianus Village, author Jack T. Scully and guest J. Chris Davala. No registration is required to attend in person at the First Presbyterian Church.

About the author:
Jack was born in Greenwich in 1947. During his formative years, he was greatly influenced by an inner circle of strong-willed, nurturing women including his mother, aunt, and renowned local novelist, Anya Seton.  They instilled in him the importance of education, perseverance, and compassion. Educated in Greenwich’s Catholic school system, he graduated from Vermont’s St. Michael’s College (BA, 1969) and went on to serve as an officer in the U.S Air Force.  His Master’s thesis at the University of Vermont (1984) was on Anya Seton’s historical novels. Today, Jack and his family live in Colchester, VT.

About Chris Davala:
Chris Davala was born in Bronxville, NY in 1947 and moved to Greenwich in 1955. Educated at St. Mary’s parochial and high schools, he considers Greenwich his “home town” and has had a lifelong love affair with the town and its people.  Growing up along Lafayette Place, he loved biking all over town and had a route delivering Greenwich Time newspapers. He was mesmerized as a teen when WGCH Radio signed on the air in 1964.  By 1967 he had convinced program director Burt Steere to give him a tryout on Sunday afternoons. That led to hosting the afternoon show and the morning show. Chris graduated from Fordham University in 1969 with a BA degree in Communication Arts. Following a four-year stint as an officer in the U.S. Army, he returned to WGCH in 1973 and was its morning news anchor until 1976. Chris had a 25-year career as a broadcast executive, investigative reporter, and on-air program host in Oklahoma City, New Haven, New York, and Atlanta. Today, Chris and his family live in Atlanta Georgia.

Please Note: All attendees must show proof of complete vaccination at the door for admittance to the First Presbyterian Church.