..Did you know that one of the pioneers of aerial photography was from Connecticut? Join us in welcoming John Cilio, presenting stories that unfolded in Connecticut’s rich and perpetual history of aviation innovation. Covering 17 decades, there are many celebrated Connecticut accomplishments that helped pioneer early flight and motivate brave fliers. Who knew that Connecticut, once the leader in U.S. stagecoach travel, would evolve to provide the global aviation community critical engines, instruments and technologies? Our state created history and contributed to the nation’s overall leadership in aviation. Registration begins February 1, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.
About the presenter: John is a skilled historian focused on mid twentieth-century. He can be considered a storyteller with a historical perspective. He has published more than seven books, ranging from women working in WWI and their impact on today's business world to vintage helicopters. He is published in several national and local newspapers/magazines with more than 200 articles covering a wide range of topics. John hails from IBM corporate marketing and is an American Marketing Association Silver Effie winner. He has spoken to large and small audiences in more than 60 countries around the world.