Thursday, June 9, 2016

Fri, 8/12/16: Tales of Famous Connecticut Widow's Walks in Mystic

Talk: "Tales of Famous Connecticut Widow's Walks"

Friday, August 12, 7:45 p.m.
Free and open to the public
Mystic River Yacht Club (next to Engine Room restaurant)
14 Holmes Street, Mystic, CT 06355,  (More info:, 860 536-0066,
Lisa Saunders, author of “After the Loss of a Spouse: From Henry VIII to Julia Child” with discuss famous widow/ers with Connecticut ties such as Amelia Earhart’s widower, George Palmer Putnam (married in Noank); Mark Twain, who had a lot to say about Mystic; the widow behind the Connecticut State flag design, Abby Day Slocomb, who enclosed a challenge in a 100-year-old time capsule sent from Europe during WWI to Groton; William Gillette (a.k.a Sherlock Holmes) of Gillette's Castle in East Haddam; and the Guinness World Record Holder for "Greatest Miser," Hetty Green, who is connected to the last surviving wooden whaleship in the world, the Charles W. Morgan, at Mystic Seaport.

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