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Searching for Norwalk’s Black Patriots Lecture

Searching for Norwalk’s Black Patriots Lecture

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Searching for Norwalk’s Black Patriots

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Noon-1:00pm

Admission is free and open to the public

This exciting slide lecture utilizes a number of source documents to weave a visual narrative of Norwalk’s fascinating 18th century Black 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 Black experience.

About Madeleine Eckert

Madeleine Eckert is a local researcher and historian who has served on the Norwalk Historical Society Board of Directors for a number of years. She and her husband Ed have given numerous slide lecture presentations in Norwalk and throughout the state. They have also led historic walking tours and cemetery tours around the Historic Norwalk Green, the Mill Hill Graveyard, St. Paul’s Graveyard, and Riverside Cemetery. The Eckerts have done extensive research on the Battle and Burning of Norwalk, Nathan Hale,  Revolutionary War and Civil War history in Norwalk.