Cabin Fever History Series

Cabin Fever History Series

The East Hampton Public Library and The Chatham Historical Society will be co-sponsoring a “Cabin Fever History Series” featuring local CT Author’s discussing history during the months of January, February, and March 2019.  The programs will be held in the East Hampton Library Community Room on the following dates listed below.

Directions: From the Stop & Shop on Route 66 in East Hampton go south on Main Street for approx.  .5 mile. The Public Library is on the left side of the road.


Nicholas Bellantoni

Cabin Fever History Series

Saturday, January 12, 2019, 1:00pm

Author Nicholas Bellantoni will present a slide presentation on his new book, The Long Journeys Home: The Repatriations of Henry Opukahaia and Albert Afraid of Hawk at The East Hampton Library.

Bellantoni is an associate adjunct professor in the anthropology department at the University of Connecticut and emeritus Connecticut state archaeologist at the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History. Part of Bellantoni’s responsibilities as state archeologist was to oversee excavations and disinterments. He writes about two extraordinary stories of repatriation in his newly released book, The Long Journeys Home.

John Cilio

John Cilio author of Women's Work in WWI

Saturday, February 9, 2019, 1:00

John Cilio author of Women’s Work in WWII, tells the epic story of an era when American men went off to war and the majority of women remained behind to care for families and fill the enormous production roles left vacant. Through a large collection of anecdotal stories and a broad collection of vintage photographs he highlights a desperate time in America. The country needed all of the war materials it was capable of producing but American men were being drafted by the millions. Its untested women initially joined the workforce with the mission to help their country and their loved ones in the war. What they accomplished changed America forever.

Dr  Louis Soreff

Stephan Soreff of East Hampton

Saturday, February 23, 2019  1pm  

The Chatham Historical Society and East Hampton Library are co-sponsoring a talk by Dr. Stephen Soreff who will share stories about his father Dr. Louis Soreff who was a general practitioner in East Hampton, CT during the 1930s-60. Soreff,  is a nationally recognized author, lecturer, and educator in the field of mental health. With more than 20 years in business, Stephen has a wealth of experience in psychiatric emergency and clinical practice, including fifteen years of college and university teaching.

Mary Donohue

Mary Donohue Connecticut Book Talk

Saturday, March 16, 2019 1:00pm

Mary Donohue, the co-author of “A Life of the Land: Connecticut’s Jewish Farmers,” will describe how The Jewish Agricultural Society in New York began an effort in the 1880s to settle some of the new European immigrants on farms in Connecticut. One area the society chose was centered around Colchester, Lebanon, and Montville. The story of these families and how they, worked the farms for generations and developed the resorts of Moodus, CT

Donohue is the Asst. Publisher of Connecticut Explored magazine and president of Grant House Heritage Services, a full-service historic preservation consulting firm.

Mary Donohue Connecticut’s Jewish Farmers

East Hampton Public Library

The Library is a department of East Hampton, CT Town government. Thier mission is to promote equal access to information and ideas, love of reading, and a wide range of community-based educational and cultural programs.

Contact Information 

Ellen Paul, Library Director

Marilou Overson, Aquisitions Manager

Michele Kaminski, Children’s Librarian

The East Hampton Public Library is located at

105 Main Street , East Hampton ,CT 06424





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Library Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday:10AM-8PM

Thursday, Friday: 10AM-5PM

Saturday Summer Hours: 10AM-5PM

Closed Sundays

Museum Pass Program

Places & Prices

The East Hampton Public Library’s museum pass program is funded by the Friends of the East Hampton Library and features passes to a number of our area’s premiere cultural and recreational destinations. Passes circulate for 3 days and may be reserved no more than 24 hours in advance of the day you plan to use or checkout the pass. Passes are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Pass conditions and discounts vary.

Beardsley Zoo


Up to 6 people

$5 per person

$15 Adult

$12 Child 3-11

$11 Sr. 62+

The Children’s Museum of CT

West Hartford

Max = 4 free guests

One free with each paid admission (museum only

$14.75 Adult

$13.75 Sr. 63+

$13.75 Child (2-12)

Connecticut’s Old State House


2 adults + 2 child

Free ($5 validated parking)

$6 Adult

$3 Child 6-17,

$3 Sr. 65+

CT River Museum


2 adults + their children/grandchildren under 18

Half price

$10 Adult

$8 Sr.

$7 Student

$6 Child (6-12)

CT Science Center


General admission

Coupon 20% off for up to 4

$23.95 Adult

$21.95 Sr. 65+

$16.95 Child 3-17

CT State Parks

Rocky Hill

East Haddam

New London

2 adults & 4 Child

Free admission to buildings

$6 age 13 and over

$2 age 6-12

Custom House Maritime Museum

New London

2 people


$7 age 14+

Discovery Museum & Planetarium


4 children

Free, with 1 pd. adult

$11 Adult

$9 Sr. or Child 3-17

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

Amherst, MA

2 adults + 4 child


$9 Adult

$6 Sr. or Child 1-18

Florence Griswold Museum

Old Lyme

2 adults & 2 child under 12


$10 Adult

$9 Sr.

$8 Student

free 12 & under

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center


2 people

Free House Tour or Free Child’s Tour

$16 Adult

$14 Sr. & Student (17+)

$10 Child (5-16)

Imagine Nation Museum


Up to 6 people

Half price

$10 per person, age 1+

Lutz Museum


Household members


$7 each age 1+

Maritime Aquarium & Imax Theater


Up to 6 people

$2 off each Adventure Pass

$24.95 Adult

$22.95 Sr. & youth(13-17)

$17.95 Child (3-12)

Mark Twain House & Museum


1 adult OR 2 child with 1 pd. adult

1 free adult OR 2 free child

– with 1 paid adult

$20 Adult

$18 Sr. (65+)

$12 Child (6-16)

Mystic Aquarium


2 adults + 2 child

$6 off Adult

$4 off Child

$36.99 Adult

$31.99 Sr.

$30.99 Youth (13-17)

$26.99 Ch (3-12)

Mystic Seaport


2 adults + 3 child (18 + under)

Half price

$28.95 Adult

$26.95 Sr. (65+)

$18.95 Ch. (4-14)

New Britain Museum of American Art

New Britain

4 people (at least 1 adult)


$15 Adult

$12 Sr (62+).

$10 Youth (13-17)

New England Air Museum

Windsor Locks

5 people

50% off adult

Age 3 & under = free

$15 Adult

$14 Sr. (65+)

$10 Child (4-14)

Peabody Museum

Closed MONDAYS with exceptions

New Haven

4 people

$6 off

$13 Adult

$9 Sr.

$6 Child (3-18)

Roaring Brook Nature Center


Max = 4 free guests

One free with each pd admission

$6 Adult

$5 Sr.

$4 Child

Roger Williams Park Zoo


4 people

$3 off

$17.95 Adult

$15.95 Sr. (62+)

$12.95 Child (2-12)

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art


2 adults

general museum only, additional fees to exhibits


$15 Adult

$12 Sr. (62+)

$ 5 college with ID (18+)

17 and under = free

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CHS Museum

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