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Conversation Club

NEW! Join us the third Thursday of each month for lively conversations using history as a basis. Starts October 21, 2021.

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.

The club will meet in person in the museum (masks required), and will begin with a guest presentation followed by a moderated discussion.

History of Computing Technology and the Future

With Jag Dalal / October 21, 5:00 PM

This is the inaugural event for the museum’s new monthly Conversations Club featuring Jag Dalal, a world-renowned authority and coveted speaker on management strategies, technology, and outsourcing.

Jag will talk about the history of computers and technology and its evolution including references to some previously “unknown” facts. In the second part of his talk, Jag will focus on the future, building upon his previous presentation, and will highlight developments and show where it will surely impact all of us. Conversation to follow.

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If You Lived During the Plimoth Thanksgiving

With Chris Newell / November 18, 5:00 PM

What if you lived when the English colonists and the Wampanoag people shared a feast at Plimoth? What would you have worn? What would you have eaten? What was the true story of the feast that we now know as the first Thanksgiving and how did it become a national holiday?

Chris Newell answers all these questions and more in this comprehensive dive into the feast at Plimoth and the history leading up to it. Carefully crafted to explore both sides of this historical event, this book is a great choice for teaching children about this popular holiday.

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