January 25, 2022

The Hidden History of Connecticut at Essex Books

Essex Books is delighted to welcome author Wilson Faude for a book chat and signing on his new book, “Hidden History of Connecticut” on the day of the Essex Holiday Stroll, Saturday, Dec. 4, 3-4pm.

Connecticut’s history is full of engaging and fascinating stories—rocks that are national monuments, the “people’s sculptor,” football players on chapel finials, moons on the Travelers calendars, artists Frederic Church and Eric Sloane and even a Thanksgiving Day touch football game with a future president. These are tales from Greenwich to Enfield, from Sharon to Old Lyme and so much in between. Follow along with historian Wilson Faude in this “must-have” Connecticut book as he traverses the state in search of hidden history.  A perfect gift for the holidays!

Lifelong “nutmegger,” Wilson H. Faude has been the curator of the Mark Twain House and executive director of the Old State House and currently serves as the archivist for the City of Hartford. For twelve years, he was the chairman of the Connecticut Historical Commission. He has written numerous articles and books on Hartford and Connecticut. He has a BA from Hobart College and an MA from Trinity College. He has been honored as the Civitan Man of the Year, as a Distinguished Advocate for the Arts in the state of Connecticut and as a Cow Parade artist; he has also been honored with the Thomas Hooker award for community service. He is listed in Who’s Who in America.

Please call 860-767-1707 to reserve your space!  Thank you for supporting your little neighborhood bookstore!