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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

At the New Haven Museum: Exploring the Early Years of New Haven


NEW HAVEN — To celebrate the 375th anniversary of the English settlement of New Haven in 1638, the New Haven Museum will present "The Reverend Stephen R. Davenport Symposium" from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 13 , according to a release.

The event is possible with support from the Davenport family and the Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University, the release said.
"John Davenport’s ambition brought 500 settlers to the New Haven Colony in 1638. Early on, Puritan traditions took root in the Colony, shaping everyday life, education and religious toleration," the release said.
"Four distinguished scholars of early American history will reveal the social impact of women’s roles, the desire for education and the importance of religion in the Puritan culture of the New Haven Colony."
Lunch will be on your own from noon to 2 p.m.
During the lunch break, the symposium will feature a self-guided walking tour of the New Haven Green or a special teacher workshop for educators interested in integrating primary resources and early New Haven history into their teaching, the release said.
Admission is free, but registration is required. To register or for more information, contact Michelle Cheng at (203) 562-4183 x11 or education@newhavenmuseum.org
 Additional support for "The Reverend Stephen R. Davenport Symposium" came from The Woman’s Seamen’s Friend Society of Connecticut, Inc. and NewAlliance Foundation.

The New Haven Museum, founded in 1862 as the New Haven Colony Historical Society, is at 114 Whitney Ave. 
celebrating 150 years of collecting, preserving and interpreting the history and heritage of Greater New Haven. Through its collections, exhibitions, programs and outreach, the Museum brings 375 years of New Haven history to life. For more information, contact Michelle Cheng, Director of Education, at (203) 562-4183 ext. 11.


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

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