On Weds, October 22, I will be giving a lecture at the Bristol public library about the Connecticut woman whose diary (1801-21) I’ve been transcribing and researching for the last several years. Sylvia Lewis of Bristol began her diary at age 15 and continued it through her marriage in 1809 (when she moved to New Hartford just over the border of Litchfield Co.) and her family’s move to Trumbull county in “New Connecticut” as she called the Western Reserve. The lecture focuses on the diary's Bristol years and what it can tell us about early 19th c. life in a Connecticut town. Here is the information: they ask for pre-registration (no fee).
On Wednesday, October 22 at 6:30 PM, Alden O’Brien, Curator of Costume and Textiles at the Daughters of the American Revolution Museum in Washington, DC, will present a program at Bristol Public Library entitled: Nineteenth Century Bristol: Everyday Life Through the Eyes of Sylvia Lewis. The program will be based upon information from the pages of the diary of Sylvia Lewis whose family owned a tavern on Federal Hill. The Bristol Public Library is located at 5 High Street in Bristol, CT. There is no charge for this program. Please register at the library or by calling: (860) 584-7787 x 2023. C0-sponsored by the Katherine Gaylord Chapter, DAR, and a grant from the Friends of the Bristol Public Library.