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Amy Trout – 2022 Lecture Series

April 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tuesday, April 19, 2022
VIRTUAL Event
6:00 pm
Free

 

Amy Trout, Curator, Connecticut River Museum
Fast Women: The Pioneering Women Racers Who Beat Men At Their Own Game

 

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Amy Trout recounts stories of the fearless women racers who raced alongside the men in the early 1900s on the Connecticut River.

Amy Trout has been the Curator at the Connecticut River Museum in Essex, Connecticut since 2008. Previous to this, she spent twenty years at the New Haven Colony Historical Society (now known as the New Haven Museum). She is a graduate of the George Washington University with an M.A. in American Studies and Material Culture.

In 1996 while at the New Haven Museum, Ms. Trout curated an exhibit entitled “The Voyage of the Neptune, 1796-1799” which won a Wilbur Cross Award from the Connecticut Humanities Council. The Neptune exhibit chronicled the voyage of Connecticut’s most successful China Trade vessel. Her new talk, “Global Pioneers: New Haven and the China Trade,” focuses on New Haven’s brief but exciting foray into the China Trade right after Independence – making them some of the first Americans to enter the South Seas markets. Amidst international hostilities, New Haveners traveled dangerous waters, marooned themselves lonely islands, and negotiated trade in strange, exotic lands – all in search of profit.

Photo Courtesy of Connecticut River Museum

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Date:
April 19
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Organizer

Jane S Raunikar
Phone:
8607678269
Email:
marketing@ctrivermuseum.org
Website:
67 Main Street
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