Celebrating Litchfield’s 300th
Anniversary: The American
Revolution in Connecticut

Even though there were not any famous battles or historic war sites in Connecticut, the state played a very active role in the early years of the American Revolution. First of all, Connecticut was similar to other Northeast colonies in their revolutionary ideologies and opposition to Great Britain.

Join Stephen McGrath in this discussion on Connecticut’s involvement in the American Revolution. He will focus on how Connecticut became embroiled in the conflict with Britain; the military action that ravaged the southern half of the state; the significant contributions of Connecticut as the provisions state; the abolition of slavery in Connecticut, and the emergence of new political forces that would change the state’s future.

Stephen P. McGrath is Adjunct Professor of History at Central Connecticut State University. He has taught in the public school systems and part-time at the university level for over 27 years. At CCSU, he teaches all periods of American history, a comparative course in the American and French Revolutions, and supervises student teachers. He is past president of the Connecticut Coordinating Committee for the Promotion of History, a member of the Association for the Study of Connecticut History, and served on the Board of Trustees of the Litchfield Historical Society for six years.

Thursday, August 15, 7 – 8 pm

Free
Registration is Required

Oliver Wolcott Library
160 South Street
Litchfield

860.567.8030
www.owlibrary.org