Saturday, June 2nd from 9 to 4. Spend the day enjoying eleven properties in North Stonington, featuring glorious gardens, unique barns, lovely landscapes, an antique carriage museum, and a locally-sourced luncheon, prepared by A Thyme to Cook, and served at one of the properties. Tour begins at Wheeler Library, where a morning lawn market will feature our famous heirloom tomato plants, locally produced goods, perennials, and soil testing. Tickets for the tour are $25 in advance; $30 on the day of the tour. The luncheon, limited and available in advance only, is $15. All proceeds from the Blooms & Barns Tour benefit Wheeler Library. For more information, please go to Blooms and Barns.
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Colonial American Militias – – Rhode Island author and historian Robert Geake presents a talk on Early American militias. Wednesday, May 23rd at 7pm. American militias from their inception were created to serve and protect their communities. Though they involved themselves in a larger army when crisis occurred, the onset of the American Revolution and the enforcement of a standing army brought about a separate war of independence, one in which militias fought for their right to choose their own officers, be punctually paid, and return home at will from service within a “foreign” state.” Sponsored by the North Stonington Historical Society and Wheeler Library.
Author Jennifer Egan. Tuesday, June 19th at 6pm. Author Jennifer Egan, whose latest book Manhattan Beach, was Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction; a NYT bestseller; a San Francisco Chronicle Top 10 Book of the Year; a New York Times Notable Book and a Washington Post Notable Fiction Book of 2017. Her 2011 book A visit from the Goon Squad won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Co-sponsored with Bank Square Books.