SPring 2023 Events
The Friends of Ashbel Woodward Museum Present:
An American Hero, Nathan Hale
APRIL 2, 2023
Bev York will present an interactive illustrated presentation on Connecticut’s State Hero, Nathan Hale. In 1776, Hale was captured by the British on Long Island and hanged as a spy. The story of Nathan and his patriotic family (six sons fought in the Revolution) is one of great sacrifice for America’s independence.
York is a local historian who teaches at Quinebaug Valley Community College. She has served as the administrator of the Nathan Hale Homestead in Coventry, the director and educator of the Mill Museum in Willimantic and is currently the curator of The America Museum. She serves as the director of Windham Arts which promotes art, culture, history and tourism in the region. York is passionate about teaching American History by sharing local and relevant stories.
FHS Members - Free
Non members - $7.00
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The Ashbel Woodward Museum is located at 387 RT 32 Franklin, OUR ENTRANCE is located off of Plains Rd, we share a driveway with State of CT DEEP. Follow driveway through DEEP parking lot and up and around barn to museum parking
REFRESHMENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE
The 90th Anniversary of the Civilian Conservation Corps & History of CT CCC Camps.
Exploring the histories, memories and Legacies of the CCC
Refreshments will be available
FHS Members -Free
Non- members $7.00
ALL ARE WELCOME
SATURDAY MAY 6
We will be setting up a display on the Norwich town green doing what we do best
"Talking about history" along with the
Norwich Historical Society and the Society of the Founders of Norwich's season opening of the Norwich Heritage & Regional Visitors' Center and the Joseph Carpenter Silversmith Shop
Living History demonstrations on the historic Norwichtown Green.
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Monday May 29th 2023
Franklin's 116th Memorial Day Observance
The Museum Volunteers and The FHS will be participating in this town wide observance.
Below is an oral history about the origins of this yearly town activity
SATURDAY JUNE 10th Kicks off MARITIME FRANKLIN
Watch for more info coming soon!
he Friends of Ashbel Woodward Museum Present: