Cabin Fever 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.


January 2019

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.

February 2019

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.

March 2019

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.

East Hampton Public Library

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

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