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The Frederick Lee Lectures: Connecticut’s Indigenous Peoples

January 30 @ 4 PM
Presenter: James Powers

Historian, archaeologist, author, and teacher James Powers will share the story of the Quinnipiac people and the catastrophic and transformative events that followed their first contact with Europeans in the second talk in this seris. Within two years of British colonization, this local Indigenous tribe, which includes the Hammonassets, faced a devastating epidemic followed by war, ecological collapse, and economic ruin that threatened their way of life. His presentation will attempt to answer the question, “How does a culture survive in the face of relentless and devastating cultural disintegration resulting in marginalization and even genocide?” The story of the Quinnipiac experience is also told at the Quinnipiac Dawnland Museum at the Dudley Farm Museum in Guilford, where Powers serves on the board of directors and is a founding member. 


Registration is required for this event.
Suggested donation of $5.
Zoom link will be emailed to registrants on the day of the talk.

If you wish to attend at no charge, contact us at All programs are recommended for adults and children 10 and older.

For more information, call 203.245.4567

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  • February 14, 2021 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Virtual Event

The coronavirus pandemic has shifted our programming online. The annual meeting, school tours, and the Frederick Lee Lectures will all be hosted virtually this year on the ZOOM platform.

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We look forward to seeing you in person but for now, to keep everyone safe, we look forward to seeing you online.

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