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Norwalk Historical Society Celebrates Earth Day With Lecture on Connecticut Town Greens by Author Eric D. Lehman

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Celebrate Earth Day by learning about Connecticut’s first open green spaces with author and educator, Eric D. Lehman, during his lecture “Time Machines to the Past: Connecticut Town Greens” on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at the Norwalk Historical Society’s Mill Hill Historic Park. Tickets at (contributed image)
Celebrate Connecticut’s first open green spaces! Join the Norwalk Historical Society on Earth Day Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 2:00pm at Mill Hill Historic Park for a look at the history of the town greens of Connecticut. Author Eric D. Lehman will lead a lively lecture: “Time Machines to the Past: Connecticut Town Greens”. Town Greens are thought of as relics of another time, but as residents of Connecticut they are part of our lives. In fact, over 170 public spaces remain on which we can walk where our ancestors and predecessors walked. Author Eric D. Lehman will tell the remarkable story of these time machines that put us in touch with thousands of people over hundreds of years, from the past to the future. Mr. Lehman will also be selling and signing copies of his book, “Connecticut Town Greens”. If weather permits, a stroll to Norwalk’s Historic Green for refreshments will conclude the event. Tickets are $5.00 are can be purchased at or by calling 203-846-0525. Mill Hill Historic Park is located at 2 East Wall Street, Norwalk, CT 06851. Limited parking on site. Additional parking follow signs to overflow parking across the street.

About Eric D. Lehman

Eric D. Lehman is the director of creative writing at the University of Bridgeport and has stories, reviews, and essays in dozens of magazines and journals. His dozen books include Connecticut Town Greens, A History of Connecticut Food, the Insiders Guide to Connecticut, and Becoming Tom Thumb, which won the annual award from the Victorian Society of America and was chosen as one of the top university press books of the year by the American Library Association. His novel Shadows of Paris won two independent book awards and was a finalist for the Connecticut Book Award.

For more information: visit, e-mail , or call 203-846-0525. The Norwalk Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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