Frederick Lee Lectures

Now in their eleventh year, the Frederick Lee Lectures are a three-part series of history presentations that attract hundreds of lifetime learners each year. Recent themes have focused on the summer community in Madison, our historic homes and farms, and local stories of war, crime, and punishment. This year the lectures will focus on stories of important Madison women from the twentieth century.

The Society is humbled by the support the Lectures receive from the community. The Madison Foundation and Connecticut Humanities have provided generous financial support. We also thank the Town of Madison for its longtime provision of Memorial Town Hall and the First Congregational Church for Hubley Hall, the new home of the lectures. The MHS remains grateful to be part of a town that values history and supports local civic organizations.

January 14 (snow date January 21) 
4 pm
Exploring the Lives of Grace Miner Lippincott and Mila Rindge
Presenters: Doe Boyle and Bob Gundersen
MHS board members Doe Boyle and Bob Gundersen will tell the stories of two fascinating Madison women featured in the society’s recent publication, Madison’s Treasures. Both professionally accomplished in their chosen careers, each woman was also committed to preserving the character of Madison, and each in her own way contributed to the growth and charm of the town.

February 11 (snow date February 18)
4 pm
Explore the Lives of the Town's First Librarian and the First Historian
Presenters: Warner Lord, Pam Evarts Landon, and Henry Griggs
The stories of Charlotte Evarts (1916-1994), the first town historian, and Mary Scranton Evarts (1872-1968) the town’s first librarian, will be featured in the second lecture. The story of this mother-and-daughter team is also that of the founding of the Memorial Archives. Both women were passionate about preserving  the history of the town and worked to document the changes throughout Madison by collecting pictures, letters, and other ephemera that tell the story of who we are. 

March 11 (snow date March 18) 
4 pm
History of Girl Scouting in Madison
Presenter: Mary Barneby 
For more than 100 years, the Girl Scouts organization has maintained its timeless mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Madison resident and CEO of the Girl Scouts of CT Mary Barneby will explore the history of girl scouting in Madison and its impact on the  lives of girls and women.  

Important Visitor Information

Admission Fee: $5 adults; $4 MHS members; $2 students and children ages 10 and older
Location: Hubley Hall at the Franklin A. Bower Church House  
The First Congregational Church of Madison
On the historic Madison Green (26 Meetinghouse Lane)

All programs are recommended for adults and children 10 and older.

Note: In the event of inclement weather, each program will be delayed until the immediately following Sunday. 

For more information, call 203.245.4567

 

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