Virtual Lectures

A Visit with Elsie Hill

During this talk you will meet former Norwalk resident and suffrage leader, Elsie Hill, who is brought to life by Western Connecticut State University professor emeritus of education and women’s studies, Dr. Darla Shaw. The focus of her talk will be on Elsie during the suffrage movement, Elsie's work for the Equal Rights Amendment and her connection to Alice Paul.

The History of Dr. Wadsworth's Sanitarium

Presented by Norwalk Historical Commissioner and local researcher, Holly Cuzzone. Dr. Alvin DeWitt Wadsworth’s sanitarium in South Norwalk ran from 1904 until his death in 1941. This lecture covers new information now available from contact with the schools he attended, maps, NewsBank digitized articles recently available from the Norwalk History Room at the Norwalk Public Library as well as personal conversations with the doctor’s living relatives.

Women in the American Revolution: Putting the 'Her' in Heroics

Presented by Norwalk Historical Commissioner and local researcher, Eric Chandler. Learn about some of the women who risked their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to lift the yoke of British control of the 13 Colonies. Women who are missing from our history books, their stories as soldiers and spies left untold. There are many tales of courage to be revealed about these largely unsung heroines of the American Revolution.

A Chat with Kathy Drasky: Director of the Norwalk-based Documentary "The Sexy Six: A Story of Lifelong Friendship"

In the interview, learn about Kathy's inspiration for the film, where she got the fantastic Norwalk footage, and more behind-the-scenes stories of her heart-warming documentary, "The Sexy Six: A Story of Lifelong Friendship".
To learn more about the documentary, visit: http://thesexysix.com/