In a talk and book signing Sunday, Jan. 24 at 2 p.m. in Kent Town Hall, author Eric D. Lehman will share a historical look back at Arnold that he presents in his recent book, Homegrown Terror: Benedict Arnold and the Burning of New London. The story sheds light on the ethics of the dawning nation and the way colonial America responded to betrayal and terror.
The Kent Historical Society presents this as part of its Sunday Series program. The 2016 Sunday Series events are being supported through a grant from Connecticut Humanities. Connecticut Humanities, a nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, supports cultural and historic organizations that tell the state’s stories, build community and enrich lives.
Lehman, an historian and author of numerous books about Connecticut, teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Bridgeport. His essays, reviews, poems, and stories have been published in dozens of journals and magazines.
The Kent Historical Society sponsors the Sunday Series every other month September through May. Free admission for members; $5 suggested donation for non-members.
About the Kent Historical Society
The Kent Historical Society's mission is to collect, preserve, interpret and present the rich history of Kent as well as to provide educational and research material to enrich the public understanding of Kent’s artistic and cultural heritage. For more information, see www.kenthistoricalsociety.org or call 860-927-4587.