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1/19/2024 - Covered Bridges: A Journey Through History on February 27, 2024

On Tuesday, February 27, 2024 from 2-3pm in the Kingsley Room, join us and learn about covered bridges.

As many as 15,000 covered bridges were built in America over the past 200 years. Fewer than 1,000 remain. Each of these iconic wooden structures has a story to tell.

Join Melinda Elliott in an exploration of covered bridges. She will weave an overview of the origins of the structures with fascinating stories, legends, and myths. The accompanying photographs are from her road trips in New England and around the country.

Melinda K. Elliott grew up with a keen interest in history. She is always researching some historical topic and loves delving into the stories of long-forgotten people. Melinda enjoys sharing her latest finds through writing blog posts, articles, brochures, and books. She has had speaking engagements throughout the state and on various zoom webinars streamed around the world. Melinda is the president of the Southbury Historical Society, and director of The Bullet Hill School – A Living Museum program. Her published books include Connecticut Schoolhouses Through Time, Southbury Through Time: Remnants of Our Past, and No Swastikas in Southbury.

Like all Southbury Public Library programs, this program is free to attend and open to anyone regardless of town of residency. Registration is required. Please visit the link below for more information and to register.

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