|Photo of "Founders Rock” at Riverside Cemetery|
Please join us at Wesleyan University on Saturday, December 5th from 10am-12noon for a panel event with:
Lucianne Lavin, Ph.D. – Director of Research and Collections at the Institute for American Indian Studies and author of Connecticut’s Indigenous Peoples
Timothy Ives, Ph.D. – Principal archaeologist at the Rhode Island State Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission and scholar of Wangunk history
Reginald W. Bacon – Editor of The Middler, the newsletter of the Society of Middletown First Settlers Descendants
Gary O’Neil – Descendant of Jonathan Palmer and genealogist of the remaining Wangunks in the Middlesex County, organizer and leader of the Wangunks since the 1970’s
Location: Russell House, 350 High Street, Wesleyan University
Free and open to the community ~ all are welcome! This event is wheelchair accessible and is sponsored by Wesleyan University’s American Studies Department, the Center for the Americans, and the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life. For more information, contact J. Kehaulani Kauanui 860-685-3768 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. This event stems from a service learning course, taught by Kauanui, called: "Decolonizing Indigenous Middletown: Native Histories of the Wangunk Indian People," which is in partnership with the Middlesex County Historical Society.