Whaling, Religion and Royalty – New London and Lahaina
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.
May 1 – Whaling, Religion and Royalty – New London and Lahaina: Steve Manuel, New London County Historical Society executive director, tells fascinating stories about New London’s Elias Perkins II, a partner in the Perkins and Smith whaling firm who resided in Lahaina, the conflict between New England whalers and missionaries and the influence of whaling on New London County. Artifacts gifted to the Perkins family from the royal family of Hawaii will be on display.
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.