192 Main St., Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-482-8260.
On Thursday November 7, 2013 Torrington Historical Society lecture features the Connecticut's Indigenous Peoples by Lucianne Lavin, Ph.D. at the Carriage House Gallery @ 7:00 pm,192 Main Street, rear. Admission: $5 (free to members) Dr. Lucianne Lavin's book, Connecticut's Indigenous Peoples, was recently published by Yale University Press. The 455 page book incorporates the latest archaeological research on Connecticut's Native Americans, a people who have occupied this land for 10,000 years. The book's subtitle, "What Archaeology, History and Oral Traditions Teach Us About Their Communities and Their Cultures", indicates that Lavin left no stone unturned in her quest to understand and document the history of Connecticut's indigenous peoples. At this "Evening with the Author" presentation, Lavin will discuss her background, the reasons for writing the book, and major tenets of the book including the Native Americans of Western Connecticut and how they survived the great physical and social changes
that occurred with European settlement. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing. Dr. Lavin is curator at the Institute for American Indian Studies in Washington, CT.