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Inquiry for a speaker on early American coins

My director has given me the task to set up local history programs here at the Hagaman Library in East Haven, CT.  We are planning a program on March 25th on the coin collection of Mr. Isaac Hagaman, the library's benefactor, who left funding for the current library building in 1928. Mr. Hagaman owned a New York hotel and no doubt came upon many coins from around the world which we now have here at the library.  There is a gold doubloon from 1787, a Lincoln campaign token, a number of Roman coins, a Grant fifty cent piece and other early American and world coins.

NEH Summer Institute at Mystic Seaport

The Frank C. Munson Institute at Mystic Seaport invites college and university teachers to participate in its five-week National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Institute, “The American Maritime People” from June 23-July 25, 2014.  Advanced graduate students can also apply.

A $3900 stipend from the NEH will support travel and other expenses associated with the institute being held at Mystic Seaport.