Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Thursday Bookstore Event: Robert & Kathleen Hubbard, "Hidden History of Middlesex County, Connecticut"

From RJ Julia

While Middlesex County is one of the most historic in the nation, some of its past is little known.

City authors Robert and Kathleen Hubbard will present some of the little-known history of our county on Thursday at the bookstore. The Hubbards have authored the recently published "Hidden History of Middlesex County, Connecticut.

7:00 PM
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore

Researchers found dinosaur tracks in Middlefield that date back 200 million years. The author of Dr. Dolittle, Hugh Lofting, lived in Killingworth, and a young Dr. Seuss spent summers in Clinton. Constance Baker Motley, the first female African American federal judge, resided in Chester. A Portland lake has water levels that fluctuate for no apparent reason. An Essex blacksmith shop was America's oldest continuously run family business. Local authors Robert and Kathleen Hubbard reveal these and many other unforgettable stories.

Robert Hubbard is a retired professor at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Connecticut. Kathleen Hubbard is a retired teacher from the Middletown, Connecticut public school system. Both were born in Middletown, and each has lived in Middlesex County for thirty years. They are the authors of Images of America: Middletown and Legendary Locals of Middletown. In addition, Robert is the author of Armchair Reader: The Last Survivors, Images of America: Glastonbury, Connecticut's Deadliest Tornadoes and Major General Israel Putnam: Hero of the American Revolution.

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