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Event: Sunday Afternoon Talks: Women in the American Revolution

Sunday March 4, 2018
2:00 PM until 3:30 PM

The Stratford Library has announced that “Sunday Afternoon Talks”, its monthly series of informative and entertaining talks featuring prominent local guest speakers, will be held on Sunday, March 4 at 2 pm. This month’s topic is “Women in the American Revolution: Putting the “Her” in Heroics” with guest speaker Eric Chandler. “Sunday Afternoon Talks” is free and open to the public.  The program is a special event held in conjunction with the nationwide observance of “Women’s History Month”.

 George Washington, Paul Revere, the Marquis de Lafayette are all names we were taught in school as being heroes of the American War for Independence. Have you ever heard of Molly Pitcher or Anna Maria Lane? Sally St. Claire?  How about Elizabeth Zane? In this revealing presentation you will be introduced to 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.

 Guest speaker and historian Eric Chandler is retired from a 30+ year career as an underwriter for a leading land title insurance company. He has been involved in American Revolutionary War Living History since 1974. He has portrayed infantry, light infantry, whale-boat raider and mounted and dismounted dragoons. He is currently serving his third term as a member of the Norwalk Historical Commission. His artistic endeavors included writing and recording a comedy CD, and decades as a musician playing the sax in area Rock & Roll and Blues bands. To his credit, or shame, he had his likeness used in an issue of MAD Magazine. Eric is enjoying retirement with his wife, Catherine, taking classes, giving lectures on historical topics and continuing to live history.

 For his “Sunday Afternoon Talks” program, Chandler will present a PowerPoint talk with Q&A to follow.  It will be held in the Stratford Library’s Lovell Room beginning at 2 pm on Sunday, March 4.  For further information, call the Library’s Public Relations & Programming Office at: 203.385.4162 or visit: www.stratfordlibrary.org.

Location: Lovell Room
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