20, 19, 18… Countdown to Genealogy Success, Part 3:

18th-Century Diaries Come to Life

July 31, 2012       7 PM – 8:30 PM


Nora Howard, Avon Town Historian, and author of Catc’d on Fire: The Journals of Rufus Hawley, Avon, Connecticut will conclude the series with a talk on her ten-year project to research Rufus Hawley’s life. Howard used a wide variety of 18th-century resources to enlighten and enrich the brief entries Hawley recorded in 33 yearly journals. While many entries illustrate the routine of daily life, events of joy, disappointment, chaos, and sorrow emerge unexpectedly and research around these rich nuggets of details produce insight into the life and times of this Connecticut resident. Cost for the three part series is $25; session cost is $10, WHS members $9. 860-688-3813 for more information.




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