Charlotte Waldo, Connecticut’s First Woman Mail Carrier

Charlotte Waldo: Connecticut's First Woman Mail CarrierJamie Eves, Windham Town Historian, 14 June 2019One of the great things about working at a history museum is that people are always showing (or giving) you artifacts, stories, and information. You never stop learning. A friend from Ashford, CT, recently gave me a faded photocopy of a tattered … Continue reading Charlotte Waldo, Connecticut’s First Woman Mail Carrier

Amy Hooker

Amy Hooker: Union OrganizerJamie Eves, Windham Town Historian, 13 June 2019For several years now, I have used bits and pieces of spare time trying to track down information about Amy Hooker, an early 20th-century Connecticut labor leader about whom little is known ... even though she appears in a song by state troubadour Hugh Blumenfeld!"I … Continue reading Amy Hooker

Doing Hard History

Doing Hard HistoryJamie Eves, Windham Town Historian, 4 June 2019One of the highlights of the year for public historians in Connecticut is the annual conference of the Connecticut League of History Organizations, held this year on June 3 at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain. The conference provides a chance to network with other … Continue reading Doing Hard History