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Conversation Club

Join us on the third Thursday of each month for lively conversations using history as a basis. 

The Conversation Club endeavors to make new ideas and perspectives accessible. Re-examining the past frames meaningful dialogue, learning, and reflection, and helps us envision the future.

Our club is based on "The Conversation Club" originally formed c. 1818, which gathered to discuss the leading issues of the day in Farmington, Connecticut.

Starting September 21, 2023: A seven-program Conversation Club series

When Two Worlds Met

When Two Worlds Met is a series of seven programs that examine the time of early contact between Indigenous Peoples and European explorers and settlers of Northeast America. Each of the seven programs, presented by Gail White Usher, focuses on a different topic in the overall theme of the impacts of European interactions upon Indigenous Northeastern North American life and culture. The series is online and free to the public; registration is requested. See below to register for any or all of the sessions.

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Coming Up~

October 19, 2023

When Two Worlds Met (Part Two)

4 PM / Free / Online

November 16, 2023

When Two Worlds Met: Through European Eyes

4 PM / Free / Online

December 21, 2023

When Two Worlds Met: Trade Lists

4 PM / Free / Online

January 18, 2024

When Two Worlds Met: Indigenous Women in the Northeast American Contact Period

4 PM / Free / Online

February 15, 2024

When Two Worlds Met: Art in Everyday Items

4 PM / Free / Online

March 14, 2024

When Two Worlds Met: Foodways - Beyond the Three Sisters

4 PM / Free / Online