Discovering 18th Century Norwalk Black History

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In celebration of Black History Month

Lecture – Discovering 18th Century Norwalk Black History

Presented by local researcher and historian, Madeleine D. Eckert

A slide lecture presentation utilizing a number of source documents to weave a visual narrative of Norwalk’s fascinating 18th century African American history!  This journey of discovery demonstrates how using information collected from local histories; newspaper notices and articles; Norwalk land records, vital records, census records, cemetery records, Revolutionary War service records; Internet articles, and additional references may help to create a more comprehensive understanding of the 18th century local African American experience.

Date

Saturday, February 20, 2016

(snow date: Sunday, February 21, 2016)

Time

2 sessions

1:00pm and 3:00pm

Location

Norwalk Historical Society Museum

141 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT

(front entrance from the Norwalk City Hall parking area at 125 East Ave., Norwalk, CT

The museum is located in a red brick house with blue double front doors)

Admission: Free

Limited seating, advanced reservation is required

info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org or 203-846-0525.

Reception after each lecture