New London County Historical Society, Inc.

11 Blinman Street, New London, CT 06320

Phone: 860-443-1209

2902, 2012

Thames Base Ball Club Announces Season Schedule

By |February 29th, 2012|Events Blog, New News|Comments Off on Thames Base Ball Club Announces Season Schedule

The Thames Base Ball Club will again be playing their style of 1861 Rules Base Ball this season with home games taking place at Fort Trumbull. Everyone is invited to these free exhbitions of the National Pasttime in its infancy.

So, “What’s different about 1861 rules from today?” I hear you ask. Well: In 1861 gloves have yet to be invented; in 1861 you were not allowed to overrun first base; in 1861 you could catch a fly ball on its first bounce and it would be an out — but you might not want to since runners didn’t tag up on a “bounded ball;” and a method to punish the batter for not swinging at good pitches — the called strike — had just been invented and added to the rules; but there was still no way to punish the pitcher for throwing bad pitches since “the ball” wasn’t invented until three years later.
April 22 — LYME TAVERNERS 11am
April 29 — COLUMBIA (tentative)
May 12 — @ Newtown
June 3 — @ Bristol (historic town green)
June 16 — @ Colt Meadows Invitational
July 7 — @ Columbia
July 15 — DODD STADIUM v. TBA 2pm
July 21 — NEWTOWN
July 28 — BRISTOL
August 4 — HARTFORD […]

1602, 2012

“Emma” comes to the Shaw Mansion

By |February 16th, 2012|Events Blog, New News|Comments Off on “Emma” comes to the Shaw Mansion

The newest Flock Theatre production in their Shaw Mansion Series is an adaption of Jane Austen’s “Emma.” Emma Woodhouse is intelligent, wealthy and attractive, but she has also been indulged most of her life. She considers herself to be quite a match maker, but she may have met her match in the Woodhouse’s gentlemanly neighbor, Mr. Knightly.

Preview performances are available 7, 8, and 9 of February, and the show runs through 19 February. Evening performances are at 7pm, and on Saturday and Sunday matinee shows are at 2pm.

Tickets are available through Flock Theatre’s box office by calling 860.443.3119

Ticket Prices:

Preview Performances Adults $25, Children and Seniors $20   

Regular Shows: Adults $35, Children and Seniors $30
860.443.3119 for tickets

802, 2012

CHC Supports War of 1812 Bicentennial Exhibit

By |February 8th, 2012|Events Blog, New News|0 Comments

The Connecticut Humanities Council has announced the award of a $45,000 grant to provide funds for a bicentennial exhibit on the War of 1812 and its effects on Connecticut and the region. Scheduled to open just after Independence Day on 6 July 2012 at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, the exhibit will feature items from the collections of the partners on the project – the Stonington Historical Society, Mystic Seaport Museum, the New London County Historical Society, the New London Maritime Society, and the Lyman Allyn – as well as from other museums and private collections.

“The Rockets’ Red Glare,” will focus on important local events including Commodore Stephen Decatur’s naval squadron taking refuge in the Thames River to avoid the British, the bombardment of Stonington, the raid on Essex, and the effects of the British blockade on New London and the region. The 16-star American flag that flew over the defenders of Stonington will be featured in the exhibit. Funding is also being provided by the Coby Foundation of New York which focuses its grants solely on the exhibition of important textiles such as this rare flag.

“We’ve been working on planning and funding this project for more than two years,” […]