Revisiting the Founding Era kicks off in town Jan. 27
The Ridgefield Library, Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center, Ridgefield Historical Society, Drum Hill Chapter of the DAR, Books on the Common, Ridgefield League of Women Voters, and the Connecticut Project for the Constitution, are pleased to launch a new series of programs called Revisiting the Founding Era.
The series will kick-off with a lively, panel discussion and community conversation on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m., at the Ridgefield Library. The panel will be moderated by journalist and professor at Mt. Holyoke College, Todd Brewster and include NYU Law Professor, Nadine Strossen; Ridgefield Teacher of the Year, Jennifer DeJulio; Connecticut Attorney General, Will Tong; and Western Connecticut State University History Professor, Leslie Lindenauer. The panel will discuss key documents from the founding era and how they relate to our world today. There will be plenty of time for audience engagement and Q & A.
Other programs in the series include Yale legal scholar Akhil Amar, a living history program for young people about slavery, featuring Cheyney McKnight, a talk by art historian Michael Norris about George Washington in Art and a field trip and lecture at the John Jay Homestead in Katonah, N.Y.
The Revisiting the Founding Era is a three-year national initiative of The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, presented in partnership with the American Library Association and the National Constitution Center, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Library and its partners plan to continue the themes raised in Revisiting the Founding Era with an ongoing series entitled First Principles.
To register or find out more about the programs taking place in Ridgefield visit ridgefieldlibrary.org or call 203-438-2282.