Veterans Day Celebration Institute for American Indian Studies

11/11/2012

38 Curtis Rd, Washington, CT Phone: (860) 868-0518.

12:00 Noon. Each year IAIS honors a local Native American who has served in the United States Military.   Throughout history Native Americans have served their country with the highest record of service per capita when compared to the general American population and to any other ethnic group. Join us in honoring Gilbert W. Cryinghawk Tarbox, a member of the Passamaquoddy and MicMac Nations, while remembering all veterans, Native and non-Native American, who have served our country with courage and pride. Following a traditional ceremony in our outdoor village we invite participants and visitors for a light lunch. Free; donations welcome.

Southbury Sunday Night at the Movies at Heritage Hotel showing Confidence Game

11/11/2012

522 Heritage Road, Southbury, CT

"Confidence Game" A jaw dropping street level, 360-degree view of systemic malfeasance and widespread corruption. A light selection of movie treats and snacks will be available for purchase before the show. Tickets for the "Southbury Sunday Night at the Movies" film series are available online at www.ctfilmfest.com/monthly. General admission tickets are $10 per movie if purchased in advance, $12 at the door. Tickets for seniors and students are $10 per movie either online or at the door. A discount ticket of $42.50 for all five movies in the series is available online.

A Brief History of BARBERSHOP QUARTETS at the Keeler Tavern Museum

11/11/2012

Main Street, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-5485.

Saturday: 4:00pm - 6:00pm Where: The Keeler Tavern Museum Garden House Cost: Members: $10.00 per person
General Admission: $15.00 per person . Children Free . Join us in the Garden house for SONGS and a brief history of Barbershop Quartets. Members of RARE OCCASION will perform!

Silhouette Portrait Event at Town Historian's Office - Newtown

11/11/2012

Edmond Town Hall, 44 Main Street, Newtown, CT Phone: 203-426-5937.

Sunday, Nov 11, 2012 Silhouette Portrait 10:00am – 4:00pm Town Historian's Office, At Edmond Town Hall. Back by popular demand, Deborah O'Connor, of Rhode Island, will once again hand-cut portraits of visitors.  Silhouettes were popular in the 1700 and 1800s until the development of photography caused the silhouette's decline.  Walk Ins Welcome, but Appointments Suggested.

"Let's Find a Few Acres" - Cornwall

11/11/2012

7 Pine Street, Cornwall, CT 06753. Phone: 860-672-0505.

 

On Sunday, 11 - 2pm. Free. Jeremy Brecher will present a talk on Yelping Hill titled "Let's Find a Few Acres"

Newtown Historical Society Examines The Dred Scott Decision

11/12/2012

44 Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470. Phone: 203-426-8704.

The decade leading up to the Civil War was one of tumult, with the great war catalysts of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, the publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin in 1852, and the Supreme Court decision regarding the slave named Dred Scott in 1857. The Newtown Historical Society will look at the last of this trio in November 12, at 7.30PM, in the community room of the C H Booth Library, 25 Main Street (rte 25), with a presentation by Joseph Secola. Dred Scott was born a slave, owned in the 1840s by an army surgeon, John Emerson, who, in the course of his army service, lived in a number of different states, including the free state of Illinois. Later Emerson returned to Missouri with Scott and his wife. After Emerson's death, his property under Missouri law was passed to his brother-in-law, a resident of New York. When Scott sued for his freedom on the basis of his earlier residence in a free state, the case, after conflicting decisions in Missouri courts, was sent to the Supreme Court because of the multiplicity of states involved. Chief Justice Roger Taney ruled that slaves could not be citizens, and thus had no standing to sue in federal court, but more importantly that since slavery was recognized by the Constitution, Congress had no power to regulate it, and that both the Missouri Compromise and the Northwest Ordinance, which had prohibited slavery in certain states and territories were therefore unconstitutional. Taney had an excellent legal mind, but his legacy will always be tied to the Scott decision. The response from the northern abolitionists was overwhelming outrage, driving a perhaps irrevocable wedge between north and south. Fear that the western states and territories would become embroiled in fighting similar to that in Kansas caused a collapse of the economy and the Panic of 1857. Abe Lincoln and Stephen Douglas held their memorable 1858 debates at least partially on the issue, leading to Lincoln's election to the Presidency two years later, and the South's withdrawal from what was perceived as an increasingly hostile union. Joseph Secola is a former Judge of Probate, a practicing attorney in Brookfield, and currently serves as President of the Greater Danbury Bar Association. He has a longstanding interest in the law, and particularly in the Dred Scott case, which he has presented in other venues. All Newtown Historical Society programs are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served following the presentation.

Newtown Historical Society Program: The Dred Scott Decision

11/12/2012

44 Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470. Phone: 203-426-4533.

On  Monday, Nov 12, 2012 the Newtown Historical Society program: "The Dred Scott Decision", Joseph Secole at  7:30 pm at the C.H. Booth Library.   The Dred Scott Decision was one of the very most important and controversial decisions the Supreme Court made in the nineteenth century.  Please join former  Judge of Probate, Joseph Secole, as he tells the story of Dred Scott, a slave who sued his owner for his freedom, and the implications of that decision. Check the website for further information.

The Dred Scott Decision", Joseph Scott C.H. Booth Library - Newtown

11/12/2012

44 Main Street, Newtown, CT Phone: 293-426-5937.

Monday, Nov 12, 2012  7:30 p.m. The Dred Scott Decision was one of the very most important and controversial decisions the Supreme Court made in the nineteenth century.  Please join former  Judge of Probate, Joseph Secole, as he tells the story of Dred Scott, a slave who sued his owner for his freedom, and the implications of that decision.

WCSU ART LECTURE: Mark Hess, Illustrator at White Hall - Danbury

11/13/2012

Viewing Room 1, White Hall, 181 White St., Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203 837-8410.

Illustrator Ross MacDonald will discuss his work at 11 a.m. in Viewing Room 1 of White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus. The event will be free and open to the public, and it will be presented as part of the university's Master of Fine Arts slide lecture series. For more information, visit the website.

Emerging Christian Community — Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center - Litchfield

11/14/2012 to 11/14/2012

229 E. Litchfield Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-3063.

On Wednesday 6:30 pom. to 8 p.m. Monthly reflective sessions based on The Great Themes of St. Paul: Life as Participation by Franciscan Father Richard Rohr. Program repeated on November 17th from10 am to noon. Facilitator: Peggy Richard. Donation: $5. For more information and to register, call Wisdom House  or visit website.