"Explore East Hampton"
"Venture Smith" Lecture
Please join The Chatham Historical Society and local historian Kevin J. Tulimieri on January 7, 2014, for an illustrated tour of the life of Venture Smith (ca.1730-1805). The presentation will be held at 7 p.m. at the Second Congregational Church, 52 Middle Haddam Road (Route 151), Middle Haddam. Born in Africa the son of a King, Venture Smith was captured and sold as a slave in 1739. Purchased by Robinson Mumford of Rhode Island, Venture would purchase his own freedom, as well as that of his wife and two sons, after decades of struggle and hardships.
2/1/2014 - Cabin Fever History Talk - Camp Wopowog
3/8/2014 - Cabin Fever History Talk - East Hampton Library Community Room