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12/24/2019 - “Was there a Downton Abbey in 1920’s Connecticut?” on January 23, 2020

On Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 1-2:30pm in the Kingsley Room, join us for this lecture comparing 1920’s Connecticut to the world of Downton Abbey.

Dr. Donald W. Rogers returns to the Southbury Library for this talk about 1920's Connecticut's upper-class culture. This talk is a follow-up to Dr. Rogers' 2015 lecture on Downton Abbey. This lecture is inspired by the new Downton Abbey movie, which takes place in 1927. Dr. Rogers will continue his search for a Connecticut Downton Abbey among our state's New Era upper class with vivid comparisons to the film's storyline.

Donald W. Rogers was an adjunct lecturer of history at Central Connecticut State University. He holds a Ph. D. in U.S. history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has taught U.S. history at Connecticut colleges and universities for thirty-five years, is a member and past president of the Connecticut Coalition for History, and is an executive board member for the Organization of American Historians.

Like all Southbury Public Library programs, this presentation is free to attend and open to anyone regardless of town of residency. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call 203-262-0626 ext. 130 to register.