(Feb. 6) Conversation: Historic Stonington to Host Book Club Discussions (Stonington)


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    Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer House
    40 Palmer Street
    Stonington, CT 06378

    Historic Stonington (formerly the Stonington Historical Society) is pleased to announce that due to popular demand, a second session of their newly formed book club on February 6 at 6 pm at the Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer House. Stuart Vyse will lead the conversation about Anthony Bailey’s In the Village, an intimate look at life in Stonington borough and its residents in the 1970s that was first serialized in The New Yorker magazine. This event is free, but attendance is limited and registration is required. 

    Almost considered a rite of passage for newcomers to this small town, In the Village made waves when it was first published. Some residents felt his narrative was too personal and were upset to see their characters so sharply drawn, while others thought it was perfect and were disappointed not to find themselves delineated in its pages. An homage to a village now gone, In the Village now serves as a snapshot in time. 

    The discussion which is sure to be a lively one will be led by Stuart Vyse, an author, professor of psychology, and a Historic Stonington board member who played an integral role in the publication of the 50th anniversary edition of the book. Registration is required for this event (historicstonington.org/event/book-club-in-the-village/). Copies of In the Village are available at the Palmer House gift shop (8 AM – 3 PM) as well as on our online gift shop at historicstonington.org/product-category/gift-shop/. We hope you can join us!

    For additional information, please reach out to Rachel Sheldon via email at rsheldon@historicstonington.org or by phone at 860-535-8445 extension 11.

    Historic Stonington (formerly the Stonington Historical Society) was founded in 1895 and operates the Old Lighthouse Museum, the Palmer House Museum, and the Woolworth Library and Research Center with a mission to preserve, interpret, and celebrate the history of all of Stonington. For more information, please visit historicstonington.org.