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A Walk Through Helen Clarke’s Mystic


If you missed “A Walk Through Helen Clarke’s Mystic” in April, the Mystic and Noank Library and the Mystic River Historical Society will offer the hour-long event again on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 10 a.m.

The free walk will feature a look at the Mystic of 100 years ago, based on the writings of Helen Clarke, whose diary was published by the historical society in 1997. Tour guides from the historical society will lead the walk.

Registration is required and must be done by Sept. 30. This time the walk is limited to 60 people. There is no wait list, so sign up early to reserve your space. It will be a lovely time of year to walk through downtown Mystic.

The walk will start at the Union Baptist Church parking lot at 119 High St. and will end at Portersville Academy, also on High Street, where there will be a display of Helen Clarke photos and memorabilia. Copies of the Helen Clarke diary will also be for sale.

The parking lot at Union Baptist has been reserved for parking for those who sign up for the walk. There will be no walk if it rains. And there is no rain date.

Helen Clarke was born in Mystic on Sept. 17, 1905. In 1915, when she was just 10, she started writing a diary after reading a book in which a girl began keeping a diary and exciting things started to happen to her. The diary is loaded with stories about the people who lived in Mystic at the beginning of the 20th century and the things that were happening there. So join us for a fall walk that will step back in history and show what Mystic was like around the time of World War I.

Registration is required; please sign up for this program using the form below.

Saturday Oct 5, 2019

10:00 AM

Karen Wall    860-536-7721    info@mysticnoanklibrary.org

Union Baptist Church Parking Lot