Friday, June 10, 2011

Lots of history going on in West Haven

WEST HAVEN — Three lectures will be presented at Ward-Heitmann House Museum, 277 Elm St., in June.

- 2 p.m. June 11: Bruce Mitchell, scholar and collector of early American glass speaks on “How to Identify Old and Valuable Glass.” Mitchell is president of the Westchester Glass Club and a board member of the National Glass Club.

- 2 p.m. June 18: Patricia Schnepf, a history instructor in Prospect, and professor Chester H. Schnepf, chairman of humanities at Gateway College, present “The Story of a Union Soldier: His Last Year.” They will document Gottlieb Schnepf’s capture at the Battle of Cedar Creek in Virginia and his last months in Confederate concentration camps.

- 6 p.m. June 23: Denise Sabal, a registered dietitian and naturalist, has a master’s degree in foods and nutrition from New York University, lectures.

Admission is $5 per lecture; free to museum members. For more information, call Dino Ciaburri at 203-933-2224.

Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.

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