— The New Haven Museum
and Center Church-on-the-Green are sponsoring a talk by
Dr. Francis J. Bremer, "in anticipation of both Thanksgiving and the 2013
celebration of the 375th
anniversary of the founding of New Haven."
Bremer's "newly released book, 'Building a New Jerusalem:
John Davenport, A Puritan in Three Worlds,' details the life of John
Davenport, one of New Haven’s founders," museum officials said in a statement.
Brenner's talk, “Pilgrims, Puritans,
and John Davenport’s New Haven Colony,” will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 11 Center
Temple St., the statement said.
Bremer "will discuss the
significance of New Haven in seventeenth-century
and its legacy in the shaping of American society."
A book signing and reception
will follow the talk, the statement said.
Admission is free but donations are welcomed.
"examines John Davenport’s role as a progressive leader for his time, with a
strong commitment to education for both women and men, a vibrant interest in
new science, and a dedication to upholding democratic principles in churches at
a time when many other Puritan clergymen were emphasizing the power of their
office above all else," the statement said.
professor emeritus of history at Millersville University of Pennsylvania and
has been a visiting fellow at Oxford and Cambridge Universities
in England and Trinity College
in Dublin, Ireland, the statement said.
He is the author of
more than "a dozen books and numerous articles on colonial New
England and its puritan settlers, and has been a consultant for
many TV documentaries," the statement said.
The New Haven Museum,
founded in 1862 as the New Haven Colony Historical Society, is at 114 Whitney Ave.
Editor's note: All information
in this post was contributed.
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