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March 2021

Wilton Library/WHS Scholarly Series: Connecticut Creativity: Vision + Imagination + Inspiration with Lynn Caponera and Dr. Jonathan Weinberg

March 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

In the 14th year of the collaboration between Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society, this 5-part scholarly lecture series held virtually focuses on the theme of “Connecticut Creativity.” In this presentation, “The World of Maurice Sendak: A Virtual Tour of the Maurice Sendak House and Studio,” Lynn Caponera and Dr. Jonathan Weinberg discuss the world of the famous illustrator, author, and Ridgefield resident, Maurice Sendak. Caponera and Weinberg take the audience virtually into the Sendak world, discuss the Sendak…

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Wilton Library/WHS Scholarly Series: Connecticut Creativity: Vision + Imagination + Inspiration with Kathleen Maher

March 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

In the 14th year of the collaboration between Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society, this 5-part scholarly lecture series held virtually focuses on the theme of “Connecticut Creativity.” In this lecture, “The Greatest Showman – Fiction vs Fact! The REAL Story Behind the REEL Story,” Kathleen Maher will captivate guests with an engaging journey through key elements in the P.T. Barnum movie. Maher will expand on the tales set in the screenplay and reveal the truth to the remarkable…

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April 2021

Wilton Library/WHS Scholarly Series: Connecticut Creativity: Vision + Imagination + Inspiration with Emily Gifford

April 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

In the 14th year of the collaboration between Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society, this 5-part scholarly lecture series held virtually focuses on the theme of “Connecticut Creativity.” In this final lecture of the series, Theatrical Innovation from Connecticut to London and Back Again, Emily Gifford explores William Gillette, a colorful Connecticuter whose contributions to global popular culture have persisted for over a century. Gillette enjoyed early success in the theater as an actor, playwright, and director. "His" Sherlock…

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