“That’s Weird” will be presented at the Rowayton Community Center on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 2pm. Natalie Belanger of the Connecticut Historical Society will explore some of CHS’s strangest items. Event is co-hosted by the Rowayton Historical Society & the Norwalk Historical Society. Tickets are $5.00 and free for all RHS and NHS members. RSVP at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-831-0136. Light refreshments included. More info at www.rowaytonhistoricalsociety.org (photo courtesy of Connecticut Historical Society/contributed photo)
NORWALK, CT - The Rowayton Historical Society and the Norwalk Historical Society welcomes Natalie Belanger of the Connecticut Historical Society for an unusual lecture that explores some of the oddest items in the Connecticut Historical Society's Archives. “That’s Weird” will be presented on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 2:00pm at the Rowayton Community Center at 33 Highland Avenue in Rowayton, CT. Tickets are $5.00 for the general public and free for all RHS and NHS members. Please RSVP at: email@example.com or call 203-831-0136. Light refreshments included. In the event of inclement weather, the lecture will be rescheduled for Saturday, March 2.
An ordinary-looking map with a sinister surprise. Earrings made of human hair. A piece of a revered Connecticut tree carved in the shape of a...ham? Museums are full of objects that make staff and visitors say, “Huh?” But what makes these objects so strange to us? What makes an object “weird”? Natalie Belanger of the Connecticut Historical Society explores some of CHS’s strangest items. You will learn how even the oddest artifacts can be gateways into a deeper understanding and appreciation of our state’s history.
Natalie Belanger is the Adult Programs Manager at the Connecticut Historical Society. She holds a B.A. in history from Smith College and an M.A. in women's history from the University of Maryland. She has worked in museum education for most of her career and also teaches history courses at Manchester Community College and other area colleges.