Anne Frank, Cape Horn Widows, and the Strikes of 1915

Historical Interpreters

This week there are three performances by historical interpreters to choose from!

Anne Frank – A Life to Remember: A Story of Perseverance, Hope and Love

Otis Library in Norwich will host Sheryl Faye on Wednesday, January 17th from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. She will present what it was like for Anne Frank and her family while they were in hiding. This performance is part of a month long exploration into Anne Frank’s life during which the library will be hosting the traveling exhibit “Anne Frank: A History for Today.” The exhibit was developed by the Anne Frank House and is sponsored in North America by the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect. There will also be two book discussions featuring Anne Frank’s life later in the month.

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl Book Discussion (grades 9 and up)

Anne Frank Remembered: The Story of the Woman Who Helped to Hide the Frank Family Book Discussion


  Cape Horn Widows

Bill Library in Ledyard will host Jennifer Emerson, author and first person interpreter, on Sunday, January 21st from 2:00 – 3:00 pm. She will present the lives of women as they wait for their husbands to return from sea. This is her third performance at the Bill Library having previously performed “Tales of the Macabre” and “A Christmas Carol.”


Bridgeport, The Great War and the Strikes of 1915

On Sunday, January 21st from 4:00 – 5:30, Fairfield Museum and History Center will host educator and historian Carolyn Ivanoff. She will present a lecture in costume on the Striking Summer of 1915 in Bridgeport. She will tell the story of the Strikes of 1915 and the fight for the eight-hour day. The lecture is presented with the League of Women Voters. Admission is free for members and $5 for non-members.







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