CANCELLED: BSB: Gail B. MacDonald (Hidden History of Mystic and Stonington) Book Talk and Signing

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Bank Square Books presents a book and signing with Gail B. MacDoland for her new book, Hidden History of Mystic and Stonington. This event is free and open to the public.

About the Book

Mystic and Stonington are quintessential seacoast villages with colorful and diverse histories that extend well beyond the wharves and former sea captains’ homes. Native Americans, African Americans, immigrants and women also wove the unique story of this New England coastline. Now known for bucolic landscapes and tourist attractions, Mystic was once a workaday village that hosted thousands during annual Peace Meetings and provided groundbreaking education to deaf children. Stonington village teemed with railroad and steamship workers and passengers and was home to a women’s college. Gail Braccidiferro MacDonald peels back the layers of these southeastern Connecticut coastal communities, revealing a rich history that is sometimes surprising and always intriguing.

About the Author

Gail Braccidiferro MacDonald is a veteran Connecticut journalist and a member of the journalism faculty at the University of Connecticut–Storrs. She is the author of Morton F. Plant and the Connecticut Shoreline: Philanthropy in the Gilded Age and is an award-winning journalist and former reporter for The Day of New London, Connecticut. Her work has been published in newspapers and magazines throughout the country. As a longtime former resident of the Pawcatuck section of Stonington, she has a deep appreciation for and love of the unique history of the Mystic and Stonington communities. She lives in New London with her husband.

Event date: 
Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Bank Square Books
53 West Main St.
Mystic, CT 06355
Hidden History of Mystic & Stonington Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781467140546
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: History Press - March 23rd, 2020

Mystic and Stonington are quintessential seacoast villages with colorful and diverse histories that extend well beyond the wharves and former sea captains' homes. Native Americans, African Americans, immigrants and women also wove the unique story of this New England coastline.