Tories, Spies, and Traitors: Divided Loyalty in Revolutionary Connecticut

01/25/24 @ 7:00pm –
01/25/24 @ 8:00pm


Case Memorial Library

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Registration is required.
Registration starts: 12/19/2023 @ 10:00am

Registration end: 01/25/2024 @ 7:00pm

Which side are you on?  That’s the question that every single person in Connecticut had to answer in 1775, as the thirteen colonies began a rebellion against British rule.  Loyalty was not only a matter of words or opinion.  For soldiers and civilians alike, loyalty could mean loss of fortune, of friends, and even of life.  This presentation reveals stories — some well-known, some obscure — of Nutmeggers who risked and sacrificed to support their chosen side.

Annie O’Brien will take us into this momentous, dangerous, and controversial time in our history.  She is a Museum Educator at the Connecticut Museum of Culture and History.  She develops and teaches educational programs for school and adult audiences.  Ms. O’Brien formerly worked as a classroom teacher in the Avon Public School District and as a historic interpreter at The Mark Twain House and Museum.  She holds a B.A. in Education from Miami University and an M.A. in Holistic Learning from The Graduate Institute of CT.

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Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.