Ann (Lane) Petry: from Old Saybrook to the Hall of Fame

Ann Lane, born October 12, 1908 above her father’s pharmacy in Old Saybrook, would for many reasons become renowned in both her native Connecticut and across the country. Her name would become Ann Petry, and she would be known for her tenacious writing, professorship and varied accomplishments. Continue reading

Celebrating America

For over 230 years, Americans have been celebrating the birth of America.  Although our celebrations of America generally culminate on the fourth of July, have you ever stopped to think of the ways we might celebrate America every day of the year?  Let me give you a few historical examples of how people in the past did just that…


Sampler. 1821. Gift of Jane Tuttle. 1923.9.0

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