Wesleyan Institute of Lifelong Learning

Courses

Middletown HIstory Day

A series of four presentations on the history of Middletown, from its founding in 1650 up to present times, including lunch, a walking tour, and a panel discussion. 

Saturday, September 11, 2010 

8:30–9 a.m. Sign in 
Allbritton Center, 222 Church Street 

9–10 a.m. The Early Years: 1650–1815 
Richard Buel 

10–10:30 A.m. Break 

10:30–11:30 A.m. Suspenders, Mathematics, Riots and Muskets: 19th-Century Middletown through the Civil War 
Dione Longley 

11:30–12:15 p.m. Lunch (provided) 

12:15–1 p.m. Not MY Grandmother:  A Walking Tour of Middletown’s Historical Scandals 
led by Dione Longley 

1–2 p.m. The Melting Pot Overfloweth 
Elizabeth Warner 

2–2:30 p.m. Break 

2:30–3:30 p.m. Truly This Is Our Home: African Americans in Middletown from the 1600s to the End of the Civil War 
Diana McCain 

3:30–4:30 p.m Panel Discussion 

The Saturday Institute for Lifelong Learning

Fall 2010 

Course Instructor

Enjoy the day with Professor of History Emeritus Richard Buel, former Director of the Middlesex Historical Society Dione Longley '82, Independent Day School Teacher Elizabeth Warner, and author Diana McCain