Mystic (Postcard History Series)
J. Huguenin & M. Earl Smith
Saturday, August 19
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Main Library Auditorium
A light lunch will be served
On the banks of the Mystic River, the Connecticut community of Mystic has a maritime history that stretches back beyond the founding of the nation. Starting as a Native American settlement, the area switched hands–first to the Dutch, then to the English–before finally becoming a part of the United States after the Revolutionary War. Mystic’s location made it an ideal port for coastal
commerce. As the nation grew, so did Mystic, with the village using its unique location to serve both the coastal fishing industry and the US Navy. The Mystic drawbridge serves as a reminder of the community’s maritime heritage. In its current state, Mystic serves as both a cradle to some of Connecticut’s oldest families and a tourist attraction for those wanting to sample vintage New England life.
J. Huguenin studied history and government at The University of Connecticut and Smith College and currently resides in Ledyard with her sheltie, Nova.
M. Earl Smith graduated from The University of Pennsylvania with degrees in English and history. He resides in Philadelphia with his sheltie, Che.
Autographed copies will be available for purchase.