Wednesday, April 5, 2017

History Bites Free Lecture to be Presented at Torrington Historical Society

The Torrington Historical Society located on 192 Main Street is once again hosting History Bites, a free lunchtime lecture series which is intended to bring topics of local history that will delight residents and visitors alike.

 On April 20 at noon attendees will learn about the history of the Charlotte Hungerford Hospital from host, Tom LeBouthillier who will present a program titled Charlotte Hungerford Hospital:  A Cornerstone Story.   
 In 1929, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital sealed a copper box in the cornerstone during the dedication of one of its buildings but it wasn’t until the hospital’s 100th anniversary in 2016 that the box was finally opened, revealing a treasure trove of documents and artifacts that record an amazing story of the hospital’s early history.   Guests are invited to join the host  for an intimate look as he digs deep into that mysterious copper box and uncover the story of one of Torrington’s most important institutions.   
 Tim LeBouthillier is the Director of Community Relations & Development at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital where he administers its marketing, communications, fundraising, and community outreach efforts. Prior to entering the healthcare field, he directed membership services at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art and the Greater Hartford Chamber of Commerce. Tim has a Masters in Non-Profit Management and Public Policy from NYU and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and History from Saint Michael’s College.   
The Torrington Historical Society program will begin promptly at noon on April 20th in the Torrington Historical Society Carriage House, 192 Main Street, Torrington.  Reservations are requested for the History Bites programs, but are not required. 
The next program in the “Preserved in Layers” will take place on Thursday, April 27th at the Woodbury Library, 269 Main Street South, Woodbury CT.  Presented by the Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden, this program will share information gained from archaeological excavations in Woodbury.       For more information call 203-263-2855.

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