Wilton Historical Society/Wilton Library – Scholarly Series: American Made: The Industrial Revolution in Connecticut – William Hosley at Wilton Library
Sunday, March 16, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
“Silicon Valley of the 19th Century – William Hosley”
This is the 4th lecture in the Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society series “American Made – The Industrial Revolution in Connecticut.” William Hosley will present a picture show and lecture on Connecticut’s contribution to the Industrial Revolution. The Connecticut Valley became America’s first high-tech industrial corridor – the vanguard of a technology-based revolution that changed the world of work, producing guns, typewriters, sewing machines, bicycles, automobiles and more using machines.
William Hosley, the principal of Terra Firma Northeast, is an independent scholar, cultural resource consultant, planner, writer and photographer. He was formerly Director of the New Haven Museum and Connecticut Landmarks and prior to that, curator and exhibition developer at Wadsworth Atheneum. See the registration link for speaker details.
The remaining lecture is March 30 at the Wilton Historical Society: “The Dawn of Innovation”—Charles Morris.
Reception following the talk. No charge, but donations are always welcomed. Series sponsor is Bankwell in Wilton. Lecture sponsor: Lee Wilson, Wilson Properties. The moderator is Steve Hudspeth. Registration required.