See The Hartford Courant article about the Middlesex County Historical Society’s award at the annual conference of the American Association for State and Local History.
The American Association for State and Local History’s prestigious national Leadership in History Award of Merit was given at a special banquet where the Middlesex County Historical Society was recognized for the exhibit A Vanished Port: Middletown & the Caribbean, 1750-1824. Additionally, the Society was honored to receive the Michael Kammen Award for outstanding effort for an institution with an annual budget under $250,000. Funding for the exhibit was provided by grants from Connecticut Humanities, the Hoffman Foundation, and the Meigs Fund at Wesleyan University. Additional funding was provided by private donors.
Pictured are (left to right): Katherine Kane, AASLH Council Chair, Debby Shapiro, Executive Director MCHS, Brenda Milkofsky, exhibit designer, and John Dichtl, AASLH President & CEO.
Starting in December, the General Mansfield House will be open the first Saturday of the month from 10am – 2pm, but closed other Saturdays in the month.
The weekday open hours remain Monday – Thursday from 10am – 2pm.
We apologize for any inconvenience!
On the 14th of August, 1788, the sloop Hannah, William Van Deursen commanding, ran into a hurricane off the island of Martinique. His account, published in the Middlesex Gazette on his return to Middletown in September, is available in the Middletown 366 blog: