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History Bites Lecture: Unsung Heroes of The Gunnery
May 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Gunn Memorial Library, 5 Wykeham Road
Washington, CT 06793 United States
Michael Kassis, a 2018-19 Gunn Scholar at The Gunnery, will give a presentation titled, Unsung Heroes of The Gunnery at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2019 in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Memorial Library as part of the History Bites lecture series. Among many notable alumni The Gunnery has produced, there are many who have served in the armed forces. Focusing on Gunnery veterans from the second half of the 20th century, Michael Kassis will share their stories of military service and sacrifice from the Korean War through the post-Vietnam War era. The lecture will be held in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Memorial Library. Parking is limited, please consider carpooling. Attendees are invited to bring lunch. Beverage and dessert will be provided by Gunn Historical Museum.
History Bites is an annual, ten-week lunchtime lecture series that takes place from April through June on topics of local history at different heritage sites throughout Northwestern Connecticut. All lectures, which are free to the public, will be held at noon on Thursdays. The theme for this year’s lecture series is Who’s Behind This and looks closer at the people behind the stories. The 2019 History Bites series is sponsored by the Connecticut Community Foundation.