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  • ‘The President And The Madman,’ Monday At Meeting House

    James A Garfield is not a name that springs to mind when we most Americans think about the country’s Presidents. While Garfield had a long and successful career as a Congressman, and also as a Civil War general, his short term in office doesn’t resonate like Kennedy's Camelot does.

    On Monday, March 10, at 7:30 pm, Newtown Historical Society will examine Garfield’s career in “The President and The Madman.” Gordon Williams will present the program at Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street.

  • Historical Society Program Will Explore Attempts To Create Utopia

    Sir Thomas Moore coined the term “utopia” in his book of the same name in 1516, describing the intricacies of an island nation that could be called a “perfect” society.

    On Monday, April 8, Newtown Historical Society will host a program by Gordon Williams about just that subject. “All This And Heaven Too” will looking at many attempts by others to create their own utopias here on earth,

    The program will begin at 7:30 pm in the community room of C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street.