First Friday: Middletown History; This Friday!

firstfridaylogo2An invitation from the wonderful Professor Krishna Winston:

Dear Friends,

I hope you will be able to come:

The final First Friday program sponsored by the Center for Community Partnerships will feature the students in Ron Schatz’s Middletown History service-learning course. Please note that this program actually takes place on the SECOND Friday of May at 4:30 PM in Room 004 of Wesleyan’s Allbritton Center, 222 Church St. The students presenting and their subjects are as follows:

Ross Levin: the 1912 strike at Russell Manufacturing Company

Earl Lin: Mayor Stephen Bailey’s urban renewal plan

Adam Marcu: the workmen in Portland’s brownstone quarries

Kyle Roosa: late 19th-century Middletown philanthropy

Zachary Vinci: Middletown’s patriots in the Revolutionary War

Yanru Wang: the establishment of Middletown High School in the 1840s

Please join us for this stimulating and informative program. Refreshments will be served. Parking is usually available on High Street, in Lot C on the south side of Church Street, or in Lot L on the south side of Lawn Avenue.

All the best,


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