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FORT TRUMBULL STATE PARK
90 Walbach Street
New London, CT 06320
(860) 444-7591

 

THE FRIENDS OF FORT TRUMBULL

2017 SPEAKER SCHEDULE

WORLD WAR I-THE WAR TO END ALL WARS

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THURSDAY, APRIL 27


HARTFORD IN WORLD WAR I
DAVID J. DRURY

AUTHOR AND JOURNALIST

 


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THURSDAY, MAY 25


WORLD WAR I AND THE CT WOMEN’S
SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT

MS. TRACEY WILSON

WEST HARTFORD TOWN HISTORIAN

 

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THURSDAY, JUNE 29


FILM-NEVER FORGOTTEN
The story of Sergeant Paul Maynard of Torrington

Comments by RICK MAYNARD
Grandnephew of Paul Maynard

 

 

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THURSDAY, JULY 27


TO END ALL WARS:
SONGS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR

RICK SPENCER

FOLKSINGER

 

 

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 31


THE WORLD WAR I HOME FRONT

CHRISTINE GAUVREAU

CT DIGITAL NEWSPAPER PROJECT

 

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28


THE ART OF WAR – World War I Posters

ALEX DUBOIS

CURATOR- LITCHFIELD HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26


SUBMARINE WARFARE
IN WORLD WAR I

EURY CANTILLO

DIR. OF EDUCATION-SUBMARINE FORCE MUSEUM

 

 

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SEATING IS LIMITED-COME EARLY.
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2016 SPEAKER SCHEDULE

HISTORICAL NOTABLES OF NEW LONDON COUNTY
Patriots, Philanthropists, Patrons of the Arts, and Explorers

New London County can take great pride in its historical heritage. For their 2016 program, The Friends of Fort Trumbull will focus upon some of those people who contributed so much to our local culture. We will explore patriots such as Nathan Hale, and Explorers such as Captain Nathaniel Palmer. In addition, we will examine the lasting effects of the generosity of philanthropists such as Joseph and Sebastian Lawrence and Morton Plant.


Some philanthropic families specifically donated their contributions to the Arts. In that category, we will study the Allyn Family and its contributions to the artistic life of the community. Finally, we will explore the influence on their communities of two memorable women - Miss Perkins of the Shaw family and Florence Griswold of Old Lyme. This study will leave us with a clearer understanding of the lasting effect of those historical figures who so greatly impacted this region during their lives and into the future. Join us as we embark on this examination of Historical Notables of New London County.

THURSDAY, APRIL 28


NATHAN HALE: HIS TIME IN NEW LONDON

Beverly York

Educational Consultant and Historian

 

 

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THURSDAY, MAY 26


JOSEPH AND SEBASTIAN LAWRENCE

Sally Ryan

New London Historian

 

 

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THURSDAY, JUNE 30


FLORENCE GRISWOLD:
FROM SEA CAPTAIN’S DAUGHTER TO
MOTHER OF THE LYME ART COLONY

David Rau

Director of Education -
Florence Griswold Museum Director of Education & Outreach

 

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THURSDAY, JULY 28


MISS PERKINS OF THE SHAW MANSION

Jennifer Emerson

Historical Enactor

 

 

 

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 25


THE DEUTSCHLAND AND
NEW LONDON'S NOTABLES

Deborah Donovan

Local Historian - Past President New London County Historical Society

 

 

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29


PHILANTHROPIST - MORTON PLANT

Jim Streeter

President-Groton Historical Society

 

 

 

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27


THE ALLYN FAMILY & THE ARTS

Ms. Tanya Porht

Lyman Allyn Museum - Special Project Curator

 

 

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SEATING IS LIMITED-COME EARLY.
NEW MEMBERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME;
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THE FRIENDS OF FORT TRUMBULL

2015 SPEAKER SCHEDULE

WINDOWS ON THE WORLD OF FORT TRUMBULL

Our 2015 series of programs will be based upon the periods in history that were significant to Fort Trumbull. In 2010, in honor of our first president, John Hanrahan, the Friends commissioned a set of window panels to enlighten visitors to the park as to what is available inside the Visitors Center. Using the window panels in the Visitor’s Center as our guide, we will be planning presentations on the Role of the Fort in The Revolutionary War, The Civil War, World War I & II, and the Cold War. We will also include the History of the Coast Guard at the Fort.

THURSDAY, APRIL 30

-The American Revolution

The Battle of Fort Trumbull and Fort Griswold

 

EDWARD BAKER Executive Director
New London County Historical Society

 

 

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"Photos taken by Bob DeSanto".

THURSDAY, MAY 28

- The Civil War

The Common Soldier in the Civil War

 

FRED VOLLONO
Attorney and Civil War enthusiast

 

 

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"Photos taken by Bob DeSanto".

THURSDAY, JUNE 25


We were very sorry to learn that our original presenter, Jennifer Gaudio, a curator at the Coast Guard Academy Museum, due to illness, will not be able to present in June. The substitute presenter will be Dr. Walter Woodward, the State Historian. Dr. Woodward will give a combined lecture and live musical performance chronicling the contest for a new Union anthem at the start of the American Civil War. Come ready to sing!

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THURSDAY, JULY 30

-Music of the significant periods

Music through the “Window Ages”


 

ANNE FLAMMANG and FAYE RINGEL


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"Photos taken by Bob DeSanto".

THURSDAY, AUGUST 27

-World War I

Fort Trumbull and the U-boat during World War I: 1917-1918


ROY MANSTAN
Former Field Engineer and Navy Diver

 

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"Photos taken by Bob DeSanto".

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

-World War II and The Cold War

The Design During World War II and the Cold War of Echo-Ranging Sonar for Submarine Detection


TIMOTHY STRAW
Former Chief Engineer

 

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29

-The Coast Guard Future 

The Future of the Coast Guard in New London


Capt (Ret) Wes Pulver

 

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THE FRIENDS OF FORT TRUMBULL

2014 SPEAKER SCHEDULE

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CLICK HERE for an overview of our Charles W. Morgan theme this year!

THURSDAY, APRIL 24


The Past, Present and Future of the Charles W. Morgan

 

MATTHEW STACKPOLE MYSTIC SEAPORT

 

 

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THURSDAY, MAY 29


"A Song of Whales and Men"


 

RICK SPENCER
GEOFF KAUFMAN
MYSTIC SEAPORT

 

 

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THURSDAY, JUNE 26


Whaling Wives at Sea and at Home


KARLEE TURNER


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THURSDAY, JULY 31


Eugene O’Neill and Dat Ole Davil Sea


ROBERT RICHTER
CONNECTICUT COLLEGE

 


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THURSDAY, AUGUST 28


Climate Change and Coastal Change- Present and Future



DR. JULIANNA BARRETT
CONNECTICUT SEA GRANT: UCONN


 

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25


Port Study: The Strategy for Economic Development for the Port of New London


CHARLES BECK
TRANSPORTATION MARITIME MANAGER

 

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30

 

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London: Locally Relevant,
Nationally Prominent


RADM SONDRA STOSZ SUPERINTENDENT UNITED STATES COAST GUARD ACADEMY

 

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THE FRIENDS OF FORT TRUMBULL

2013 SPEAKER SCHEDULE

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CLICK HERE for an overview of our War of 1812 theme this year!

THURSDAY, APRIL 25

 

CONNECTICUT IN THE WAR OF 1812

 

MATTHEW WARSHAUER PROFESSOR AND AUTHOR

 

 

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THURSDAY, MAY 30

 

THE BRITISH RAID OF ESSEX

 

JERRY ROBERT
CONNECTICUT RIVER MUSEUM

 

 

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THURSDAY, JUNE 27

 

“THE ROCKETS RED GLARE”

 

GLENN GORDINIER

The War of 1812 and the National Anthem

 

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THURSDAY, JULY 25

 

THE BATTLE OF STONINGTON

 

STONINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Panel Discussion

 


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THURSDAY, AUGUST 29

 

“LONG ISLAND RISING”

 

RICHARD RADUNE

LONG ISLAND SOUND IN THE WAR OF 1812


 

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

 

DOLLY MADISON-THE HEROINE OF WASHINGTON, D.C.

 

Portrayed by CAROLYN IVANOFF

 

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24 *

 

MUSIC FROM
THE WAR OF 1812

 

THE MIDNIGHT BELLES

*Change from usual meeting date

 

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THE FRIENDS OF FORT TRUMBULL

 

2012 SPEAKER SCHEDULE

 

CIVIL DISCOURSE
CONNECTICUT IN THE CIVIL WAR

 

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SOLDIERS, SAILORS, WORKERS, AND WOMEN...
AT WAR...AND... AT HOME

THURSDAY, APRIL 26

 

The Search for the Confederate Submarine, H.L. Hunley and Ezra Chamberlin

 

Nicholas Bellantoni , Connecticut State Archaeologist.

 

 

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THURSDAY, MAY 31

 

The Connecticut’s Factories and the Production of Civil War Supplies

 

Sharon Smith
Author of Connecticut’s Civil War: a Guide for Travelers

 

 

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THURSDAY, JUNE 28

 

The Common Soldier in the Civil War

 

Fred Vollono

Attorney and Civil War Buff

 

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THURSDAY, JULY 26

 

Submarines in the Civil War

 

Chuck Veit
Naval Historian

 

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 30

 

Greatest Hits of the Civil War

 

Rick Spencer

Musician and Director- Woodward Museum, Franklin, CT

 

 

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

 

The Life and Times of William Webb, an African-American Civil War Soldier from Connecticut

 

Kevin Johnson
CT History Library

 

 

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25

 

The Women of New London During the Civil War

 

Nancy Steenburg

UCONN Professor- Avery Point

 


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TO THESE FREE PRESENTATIONS

 

 

THE FRIENDS OF FORT TRUMBULL

THE MEMORY KEEPERS

2011 PROGRAMS (FOR REFERENCE)

 

Celebrating those who value the Past, by using it to inform the Present and improve the Future

THURSDAY, APRIL 28

 

Jordan Freeman: The Fight to Set a People Free

 

Kevin Johnson, researcher and enactor, portrays Jordan Freeman.

 

 

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THURSDAY, MAY 26

 

The Demise of Whaling in New England

 

Author Marc Songini discusses his epic tale of whaling in the 1800's, "The Lost Fleet".

 

 

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THURSDAY, JUNE 30

 

Nathan Hale: 1755-1776

 

Nathan Hale Homestead

Ms. Beverly L. York

Administrator & Local Historian

 

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THURSDAY, JULY 28

 

"The Experiences of a New London Lobsterman"

 

Mike Theiler, a local Lobsterman, will speak.

 

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Click Here to read Jayne Keedle's summary of this presentation at NewLondonPatch.com!

THURSDAY, AUGUST 25

 

The Battle of Fort Griswold

 

Tom Ratliff

Author of Fair Wind of Liberty

 

 

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

 

Commodore Barry-Accomplishments and Port Calls in New London

 

FoFT member Jim Gallagher

 

 

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27

 

JONATHAN WINTHROP, JR- and New London

 

Walter Woodward

Connecticut State Historian

 

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