october, 2020

Tories, Spies, and Traitors: Divided Loyalty in Revolutionary Connecticut

18oct3:00 pmTories, Spies, and Traitors: Divided Loyalty in Revolutionary ConnecticutRidgefield Historical Society

Ridgefield Historical Society Scott House

Event Details

Join us for a Live Zoom Webinar hosted by Natalie Belanger, Adult Programs Manager, Connecticut Historical Society on Sunday, October 18 at 3 pm when she will ask, Which side are you on? That’s the question that every single person in Connecticut had to answer in 1775, as the thirteen colonies began a rebellion against British rule. Loyalty was not only a matter of words or opinion. For soldiers and civilians alike, loyalty could mean loss of fortune, of friends, and even of life. This online presentation with Q&A includes a look at the fall from grace of the one-time hero of the Battle of Ridgefield, Benedict Arnold. It will also reveal stories—some well known, some obscure—of Nutmeggers who risked and sacrificed to support their chosen side during this “tumultuous jarring time of civil war.” Click here to RSVP.This program is supported by CT Humanities.


(Sunday) 3:00 pm