Hidden History of Middlesex County

January 10, 7:00 pm at the Killingworth Firehouse. Featured speakers are Robert and Kathleen Hubbard, authors of the recently published Hidden History of Middlesex County. Middlesex County has a rich past. Researchers found dinosaur tracks in Middlefield that date back 200 million years. A young Dr. Seuss spent summers in Clinton; the author of Dr. Dolittle, Hugh Lofting, lived in Killingworth; and Babar the Elephant’s author, Jean de Brunhoff, lived in Middletown. A Portland lake has water levels that fluctuate for no apparent reason. Each year Deep River holds the world’s largest one-day gathering of fife and drum corps. Constance Baker Motley, the first female African-American federal judge, resided in Chester.  Local authors Robert and Kathleen Hubbard reveal these and many other unforgettable stories in their new book, Hidden History of Middlesex County. They will present slides and discuss their research, which took them to Chester and the other 14 cities and towns of Middlesex County. It included conversations with over 100 people who were knowledgeable of the historic people, places, and events that are discussed in the book. The program is free but advance sign-up is required.  Snow date is January 17.

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