New London County Historical Society, Inc.

11 Blinman Street, New London, CT 06320

Phone: 860-443-1209

2505, 2012

Book Launch for THE ROCKETS’ RED GLARE

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THE ROCKETS’ RED GLARE: THE WAR OF 1812 AND CONNECTICUT, Glenn Gordinier (primary author), with additional contributions from James Boylan, Meredith Mason Brown, Fred Calabretta, Frances M. Caulkins, James Tertius de Kay, Andrew German, Jerry Roberts, Nancy Steenburg, and Matt Warshauer

This new book published by the New London County Historical Society, will be celebrated at a reception and book-signing at the Shaw Mansion, 11 Blinman Street, New London, CT, Friday evening, 8 June, 4:30 to 6:30.
The book is accompaniment to the forthcoming exhibit: The Rocket’s Red Glare ~ Connecticut and the War of 1812, which will open the following month at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum. Both projects are the result of a partnership between Mystic Seaport, the Stonington Historical Society,
the New London County Historical Society, the New London Maritime Society, and the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, and have been supported by grants from the Connecticut Humanities Council and others.

Although the two projects are similar in name, they are not the same. The book attempts to provide a broader focus and to put what was happening in Connecticut within the larger framework of the war and international affairs. The exhibition is a bit more limited in scope, and shaped by […]

1805, 2012

RevolutionaryCT Letterboxing

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The Shaw Mansion — Connecticut’s Naval War Office during the American Revolution — is one of several RevolutionaryCT sites participating in a letterboxing trail.

Interested in learning more about Connecticut’s role in the American Revolution? How about visiting 13 Revolutionary War sites in Connecticut and looking for clues to a hidden geocache? Would adding a little mystery and fun to your history visits be an engaging idea? Then check out the Revolutionary CT website and begin your quest to get all 13 stamps.

[To the right is your visual clue for the letterbox you’ll be able to locate at the Shaw Mansion.]

1705, 2012

Commemorating the War of 1812

By |May 17th, 2012|Connecticut and the War of 1812|Comments Off on Commemorating the War of 1812

Exhibits
The Rockets’ Red Glare ~ Connecticut in the War of 1812
Open 6 July 2012 at the Lyman allyn Art Museum
waroof1812ct.org
Web exhibit will be available soon
Books
The Rockets’ Red Glare: The War of 1812 and Connecticut, Gordonier, Glenn; New London, CT: New London County Historical Society, 2012
At the printers ….
Events
Book Launch, 8 June 2012 at the Shaw Mansion
Exhibit Opening, 6 July 2012 at the Lyman Allyn
Thames River Cruise, 20 October 2012 http://nlhistory.org/?p=1735

1105, 2012

Cabinet of Shells is Newest New London Mural

By |May 11th, 2012|Events Blog, New News|Comments Off on Cabinet of Shells is Newest New London Mural

Cabinet of Shells at the Shaw Mansion
Shells collected by whalemen from around the globe during the 19th century decorate the “Whaling Office” exhibit at the Shaw Mansion. Thus it is totally appropriate for New London’s newest mural to feature a “Cabinet of Shells” mounted on the parking garage opposite Union Station.

Unveiling took place the day of the Food Stroll: Wednesday 16 May.