Meet a Real New England Family

living through the turbulent decades that saw a handful of American colonies transformed into a young nation on the cusp of the modern industrial era
Event Date: 
Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 2:00pm

Address

Wood Memorial Library & Museum
783 Main Street
South Windsor, CT 06074
United States

Professional historian Diana Ross McCain will explore the first five generations of Middlefield's Lyman family Sept. 16 at a program co-sponsored by the South Windsor Historical Society and Wood Memorial Library & Museum. The event will be held at Wood Library, 783 Main St., South Windsor at 2 p.m.

The talk is based on McCain’s first novel “Thy Children's Children,” which traces a real New England family through the turbulent decades that saw a handful of American colonies transformed into a young nation on the cusp of the modern industrial era. McCain said, “They fought for American independence, crusaded against slavery, advanced industry – and more. History is stories about people, people just like you and me living in a different world in a different time and condition.”

McCain is the author of five non-fiction books, as well as many magazine articles and newspaper columns. She worked at the Connecticut Historical Society for several years, wrote a state history column for the Courant between 1985 and 1999 and has contributed to “Connecticut Magazine” and “Early American Life Magazine,” among others.  She is now a partner at Come Home to Connecticut, an enterprise that provides historical and genealogical research for various clients.

The recommended donation for the program is $5 ($3 for members of the Historical Society and Wood Library). Refreshments will be served. For more information, call the library at 860-389-1783, or visit www.southwindsorhistory.org, or www.woodmemoriallibrary.org.