Connecticut’s Sweet Tooth – New London, the Sugar Trade and Slavery in the West Indies
The Lyman Allyn Art Museum is pleased to partner with the Thames River Heritage Park to host their 2024 lecture series, Stories from the Park: Island Affairs of the Thames.
Probing the historical impact and influence of the connections with islands near and far to the Thames River, the five-part series will explore the “power of place” from a social, cultural, political, economic and ecological perspectives along with its impact and influence on life on the Thames – historically and up to the present time through stories, song and prose.
March 6 – Connecticut’s Sweet Tooth – New London, the Sugar Trade and Slavery in the West Indies: Professor Matt Warshauer shares stories about the Thames River region when it was the most important port of trade in all of British North America and served as a hub for a dizzying array of goods collected via an intricate trade network and then shipped south to the Caribbean.
Reception: 6 pm
Lecture: 7 pm
Cost: A discounted rate of $10 for Thames River Heritage Park and Lyman Allyn Art Museum members, or $15 for the general public is offered to those who register at least one week in advance. The regular cost is $15 for Thames River Heritage Park and Lyman Allyn Art Museum members, or $20 for the general public.
Seating is limited. Advance registration is required.
Bound for Desolation – New London “Whalers” and Isles of the Southern Ocean:
by Deborah Donovan, TRHP Director Emeritus
April 3, 2024
Whaling, Religion and Royalty: New London and Lahaina
by Stephen Manuel, New London County Historical Society
May 1, 2024