May 24, 2022

History in the Park with Town Historian Chris Pagliuco May 20

The Essex Park and Recreation Department and Essex Historical Society are hosting: “History in the Park” on Sunday, May 20 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Grove Street Park in Essex, (next to Town Hall)

The event will feature a book talk and signing by author and Essex Town Historian, Chris Pagliuco. Pagliuco will speak about his newly published book entitled, The Great Escape of Edward Whalley and William Goffe-Smuggled through Connecticut (History Press).

Pagliuco will be available for questions and signings of his book after his talk. Families are invited to attend, picnic and enjoy an afternoon at the Grove Street Park.  If you don’t want to pack a lunch – the Touchdown Club will be there with hot dogs and hamburgers for sale to benefit the Valley Regional Football Boosters.

In case of rain, the festivities will be moved indoors to the Essex Town Hall auditorium.