October 30, 2020

Florence Griswold Museum Hosts Lampos, Pearson Presenting Their Latest Book on Local, ‘Hidden History,’ Nov. 5

Michaelle Pearson and Jim Lampos will give an author talk on their latest book, The Hidden History of Old Lyme, Lyme and East Lyme, Tuesday evening via a Zoom presentation. Photo by Angela Chicoski Photography.

OLD LYME — The Florence Griswold Museum hosts an Online Bok Event, Thursday, Nov. 5, from 2 to 3 p.m. when Old Lyme residents and expert local historians Jim Lampos and Michaelle Pearson, will introduce their newest book, ‘The Hidden History of Old Lyme, Lyme and East Lyme.’

In this fascinating, just-published book, Lampos and Pearson trace the evolution of education and representation in the Lymes, and how decisions made by the founders helped shape the history of our nation.

They will survey the artistic heritage of colonial-era graveyards, and explore the Spiritualist camp in Niantic that has hosted séances since 1882.
The authors will also discuss how the traditions of the Nehantic tribe lived on to the present day through the Tantaquidgeon family at Mohegan, and detail the lives of fascinating figures like Moses Warren, a surveyor of what is now Ohio; diarist Joseph Caples; and early civil rights leader David Ruggles, who helped over 1000 slaves escape via the underground railroad, including Frederick Douglass.

The lecture will take place virtually via GoTo Webinar and a link to access the event will be sent when participants register. There is no admission fee. Register at this link and receive the link in return.

Signed Copies of their book Hidden History of Old Lyme, Lyme and East Lyme (The History Press, August 2020) are available through the Shop at the Museum. Click here to purchase.

Support for this event is provided by ArtBridgesFoundation and Connecticut Humanities with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the federal CARES Act.
The media sponsor is WSHU Public Radio.



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