Brendan Hanrahan will give an intriguing presentation “Exploring Connecticut’s Natural Wonders: Contributions of local people, places and discoveries on Saturday January 12th at 2 PM to 3:30 PM in the Easton Library Community Room. This award-winning program “Exploring Connecticut’s Natural Wonders” focuses on the bounty of our state’s natural history. Much of the inspiration for this program can be traced to Connecticut-born Benjamin Silliman (1779-1864). When Benjamin Silliman left New Haven for England in 1802 he sailed into the “Heroic Age of Geology,” a time when early concepts of earth‘s history and natural science first took shape. The ideas Silliman brought back with him to Connecticut sparked a Grand Tradition of Exploration of our local natural places – one that resulted in significant discoveries about geology, paleontology and ecology being made here ever since.
Brendan Hanrahan, Publisher of the Great Day Trips Series of guides to our state’s most extraordinary natural places, takes participants on a slideshow tour of places where millions of years of natural history – and centuries of cultural history – come to life. The slideshow tells seldom heard tales of local people and discoveries that reveal how Connecticut may look tame but it is actually a place where evidence of continental collisions, cataclysmic volcanism, ancient extinctions and long lost glaciers are easily explored.
For more information please contact the Historical Society of Easton: firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-261-2090 or check out our website: historicalsocietyofeastonct.org
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