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The R. W. Woolworth Library & Research Center

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40 Palmer Street
Stonington, CT 06378 United States
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September 2017

Emily Anhalt presents, “Enraged: Why Violent Times Need Ancient Greek Myths”

September 24, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The R. W. Woolworth Library & Research Center, 40 Palmer Street
Stonington, CT 06378 United States
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Join the Stonington Historical Society at the R.W. Woolworth Library at 40 Palmer Street on Sunday, September 24 at 5 pm as Emily Katz Anhalt explores how ancient history offers insights into today’s contentious times. Her newest publication, Enraged: Why Violent Times Need Ancient Greek Myths, was recently released on August 22 by Yale University Press. The professor of ancient Greek and Latin…

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April 2018

Irish Presence: Digitization Day

April 21, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The R. W. Woolworth Library & Research Center, 40 Palmer Street
Stonington, CT 06378 United States
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May 2018

Annual Public Meeting of the Stonington Historical Society

May 20, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The R. W. Woolworth Library & Research Center, 40 Palmer Street
Stonington, CT 06378 United States
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July 2018

Cormac O’Malley Delivers a Talk on Helen Hooker

July 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The R. W. Woolworth Library & Research Center, 40 Palmer Street
Stonington, CT 06378 United States
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October 2019

Downton Abbey Style: Influences on Fashion 1912-1925

October 22, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The R. W. Woolworth Library & Research Center, 40 Palmer Street
Stonington, CT 06378 United States
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“Downton Abbey Style: Influences on Fashion, 1912 -1925”, presented by Susan J. Jerome, explores the social, technological, and political developments of the early twentieth century as reflected in the notable evolution of women’s and men’s clothing. This presentation will look back at what was fashionable,  some of the influential designers and other persons involved in the years spanning the Downton Abbey series. Time will be given for questions and discussion, which are encouraged. Susan J. Jerome is the Collections Manager at the University of Rhode Island Historic Textile and Costume Collection.

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November 2019

Remembering Rollie

November 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The R. W. Woolworth Library & Research Center, 40 Palmer Street
Stonington, CT 06378 United States
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Join us for your last chance to see the Rollie McKenna exhibit, A Village Love Affair before it's gone! Come and hear from two local photographers, Francis Hills and Michelle Gemma, and Library Director Chelsea Mitchell, as they discuss what they've learned in the past year. See exclusive photographs of Rollie's personal and professional portfolios, hear oral history interviews from the people who knew her best, and interact with items recently received from Rollie's estate. This program is free and open to the public, on Thursday, November 21st at 6pm in the Woolworth Library. 

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March 2020

Canceled – Stonington Free Library’s Thoughtful Thursday

March 19, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The R. W. Woolworth Library & Research Center, 40 Palmer Street
Stonington, CT 06378 United States
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This event is canceled as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19. Please join us for our first 2020 Thoughtful Thursday talk on March 19th at 5:15. See seaweed differently with Suzie Flores, kelp farmer and co-owner with her husband Jay Douglas of the Mechanic Street Marina in Pawcatuck, who will talk about the history, the environmental benefits, and the…

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May 2020

POSTPONED: “The Work Must Be Done”: Women of Color and the Right to Vote

May 9, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The R. W. Woolworth Library & Research Center, 40 Palmer Street
Stonington, CT 06378 United States
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This event is being rescheduled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Inspired by the words of notable African American reformer and political activist, Mary Townsend Seymour, The work must be done, the Connecticut Historical Society presents exciting new research about the women of color who worked for women’s suffrage. Ilene Frank, Chief Curator, and Karen Li Miller, Research Historian…

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June 2020

Woolworth Library Window Display

June 2, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The R. W. Woolworth Library & Research Center, 40 Palmer Street
Stonington, CT 06378 United States
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Visit the Woolworth Library after hours to see a sample of our extensive textile collection. Every other week during the month of June we'll have a new display. Dresses, military uniforms, pajamas, shoes and more will rotate through our window. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings beginning at 5 p.m.

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Woolworth Library Window Display

June 3, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The R. W. Woolworth Library & Research Center, 40 Palmer Street
Stonington, CT 06378 United States
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Visit the Woolworth Library after hours to see a sample of our extensive textile collection. Every other week during the month of June we'll have a new display. Dresses, military uniforms, pajamas, shoes and more will rotate through our window. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings beginning at 5 p.m.

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Woolworth Library Window Display

June 4, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The R. W. Woolworth Library & Research Center, 40 Palmer Street
Stonington, CT 06378 United States
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Visit the Woolworth Library after hours to see a sample of our extensive textile collection. Every other week during the month of June we'll have a new display. Dresses, military uniforms, pajamas, shoes and more will rotate through our window. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings beginning at 5 p.m.

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Woolworth Library Window Display

June 16, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The R. W. Woolworth Library & Research Center, 40 Palmer Street
Stonington, CT 06378 United States
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Visit the Woolworth Library after hours to see a sample of our extensive textile collection. Every other week during the month of June we'll have a new display. Dresses, military uniforms, pajamas, shoes and more will rotate through our window. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings beginning at 5 p.m.

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Woolworth Library Window Display

June 17, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The R. W. Woolworth Library & Research Center, 40 Palmer Street
Stonington, CT 06378 United States
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Visit the Woolworth Library after hours to see a sample of our extensive textile collection. Every other week during the month of June we'll have a new display. Dresses, military uniforms, pajamas, shoes and more will rotate through our window. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings beginning at 5 p.m.

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Woolworth Library Window Display

June 18, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The R. W. Woolworth Library & Research Center, 40 Palmer Street
Stonington, CT 06378 United States
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Visit the Woolworth Library after hours to see a sample of our extensive textile collection. Every other week during the month of June we'll have a new display. Dresses, military uniforms, pajamas, shoes and more will rotate through our window. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings beginning at 5 p.m.

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Woolworth Library Window Display

June 30, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The R. W. Woolworth Library & Research Center, 40 Palmer Street
Stonington, CT 06378 United States
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Visit the Woolworth Library after hours to see a sample of our extensive textile collection. Every other week during the month of June we'll have a new display. Dresses, military uniforms, pajamas, shoes and more will rotate through our window. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings beginning at 5 p.m.

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July 2020

Woolworth Library Window Display

July 1, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The R. W. Woolworth Library & Research Center, 40 Palmer Street
Stonington, CT 06378 United States
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Visit the Woolworth Library after hours to see a sample of our extensive textile collection. Every other week during the month of June we'll have a new display. Dresses, military uniforms, pajamas, shoes and more will rotate through our window. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings beginning at 5 p.m.

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Woolworth Library Window Display

July 2, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The R. W. Woolworth Library & Research Center, 40 Palmer Street
Stonington, CT 06378 United States
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Visit the Woolworth Library after hours to see a sample of our extensive textile collection. Every other week during the month of June we'll have a new display. Dresses, military uniforms, pajamas, shoes and more will rotate through our window. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings beginning at 5 p.m.

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December 2020

Library Closed

December 9, 2020
The R. W. Woolworth Library & Research Center, 40 Palmer Street
Stonington, CT 06378 United States
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February 2021

Venture Smith in Stonington; A Family Affair

February 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The R. W. Woolworth Library & Research Center, 40 Palmer Street
Stonington, CT 06378 United States

Join Professors Nancy Steenburg and Elizabeth Kading as they present their findings from their most recent research into the life of Venture Smith, and the prevalence of enslavement along the Connecticut coastline. This project was made possible by a generous grant from the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development. If you think you know the story of slavery in…

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June 2021

Woolworth Library Closed

June 9 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
The R. W. Woolworth Library & Research Center, 40 Palmer Street
Stonington, CT 06378 United States
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The Woolworth Library will be closed from 9-2 on Wednesday, June 9th for staff professional development. We apologize for any inconvenience and will return to regular hours on Friday.

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August 2021

From the Vault

August 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The R. W. Woolworth Library & Research Center, 40 Palmer Street
Stonington, CT 06378 United States
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Join the Director of the Woolworth Library Chelsea Mitchell for this members event. Drop in to 40 Palmer Street and see the hidden gems in our collection that are rarely, if ever, displayed to the public. This month's objects are all about family history. Learn about the families and events that shaped Stonington, and get exclusive access to our collection…

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September 2021

From the Vault: In Sickness and In Health

September 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The R. W. Woolworth Library & Research Center, 40 Palmer Street
Stonington, CT 06378 United States
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Join us for our next monthly installment of our new Members Event, From the Vault. This month we will be exploring the history of medicine in Stonington. Come to the Woolworth Library anytime between 6 and 7pm on Friday, September 17th and explore artifacts, photographs and archives. This is a please touch event, and we'd love to show you our collections that are rarely displayed for the public. Thumb through Dr. George Stanton's record of births and deaths, in which he makes not so polite notes about the people of Stonington. Handle small glass bottles containing various medicinal powders and liquids from a 19th century Medicine Chest. Puzzle out the bizarre wire system in the Electrotherapy Machine. There's so much to learn and explore, we hope to see you there! 

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October 2021

From the Vault: 19th Century Death Culture

October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The R. W. Woolworth Library & Research Center, 40 Palmer Street
Stonington, CT 06378 United States
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Join us for our next monthly members event - From the Vault. This month we will be focusing on objects and materials in our collection that relate to 19th century death culture. Stop into the Woolworth Library anytime between 6pm and 7pm on Friday, October 15th to view strange and fascinating items which include a pristine mourning dress from 1875;…

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