For our Fall program and Annual Meeting on Saturday, September 25, we return to the Windsor Historical Society in “mother Windsor.” In the morning, we’ll gather for our Social Hour, Memorial Service, and program. Our speaker will be Dr. Kevin McBride, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Connecticut and Director of Research, Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, who will give a talk on “The Memory and Legacy of the Pequot War.”
After more than 370 years, the Pequot War (1636-1638) remains one of the most controversial and significant events in the Colonial and Native history of North America. Dr. McBride’s lecture will provide a summary of a multi-year research project funded by the National Park Service American Battlefield Protection Program to identify and preserve battlefields and historical sites associated with the Pequot War. He will also discuss current results from fieldwork at Porter’s Rocks, where 77 English and 250 Narragansett and Mohegan allies spent the night before the attack on the Pequot fortified village at Mystic, and the site of the Mystic fort which was attacked and burned by the English and their native allies on May 26, 1637. For more information about the project and Dr. McBride, see page 3 of the Summer Newsletter.
In the afternoon, following our luncheon and business meeting, there will be opportunities to tour the Windsor Historical Society’s historic houses and galleries, use the WHS library, or visit with our genealogist, Edwin Strickland, who will be available to assist with the DFAW computer database.
Registration: $22.00 per person, including luncheon, or $5.00 per person, speaker only. For more information, e-mail DFAW1633@Yahoo.com.