NEW HAVEN - The New Haven Museum
will hold its
2012 Annual Meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m. November 29.
The business meeting is open to members to attend, according to a release.
Also, in celebration of the Museum’s 150th
Anniversary, Judith A. Schiff,
the newly appointed city historian
for New Haven, will present a lecture that is free and open to the public at 6 p.m..
lecture, entitled “A Useful Public Project,” explores the founding of the New
Haven Colony Historical Society when the Civil War prompted the desire by local
residents for an institution to preserve and archive the city of New Haven’s history and
heritage," the release said.
"Using images from the New Haven
Museum and Yale
University archives, Schiff (shown in photo) will paint
a picture of New Haven
during the Museum’s early decades as immigration and the height of
industrialization fueled the city’s rapidly changing social and cultural
landscape through the end of the nineteenth century."
A reception will follow the
Schiff also is chief research archivist at Yale
University’s Sterling Library,
specializing in Yale, New Haven,
and American History, the release said.
"A lifelong New Haven
resident, Schiff attended the former Benton
School on Whalley Avenue, Sheridan
Middle School, and Hillhouse
High School," the release said.
Also, the release said, Schiff attended
and Columbia University,
and later returned to New Haven
to attend library school at Southern Connecticut State University.
"Schiff is a
founder and past president of the New England Archivists and of the Jewish
Historical Society of Greater New Haven. She is widely published on matters
regarding Yale and New Haven history, including
the Michelin Travel Publications’ Green Guide to Yale and New Haven, and
a chapter on the social history of New
Haven in New Haven: An Illustrated History,
edited by Richard Hegel."
is a dedicated volunteer, and has served as past president of the New Haven
League of Women Voters and the Yale University Women's Organization. Currently,
she serves on the governing boards of the Lindbergh Foundation, the New Haven Museum,
and the Grove Street Cemetery."
The New Haven Museum
at 114 Whitney Ave.
For more information, contact Michelle Cheng, director of education, at (203)
562-4183 ext. 11 or email@example.com
Editor's note: All information
in this post was contributed.
Bottom Image: The English Memorial Building,
where the New Haven Colony Historical Society was housed.
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