Suffield Academy announces a free lecture at Kent Memorial Library on Monday, April 1, from 7PM-8:30PM. Bill Hosley, a leading expert on New England art and history, will narrate a slide show about how Connecticut is one of the few states that can actually tell the story of American architecture from our national origins to the present. Principal at Terra Firma Northeast, Bill Hosley brings over thirty years experience of Connecticut Valley history and culture to Suffield Academy’s American Studies program, which is conducting an investigation of a chimney ruin on the east side of Gay Manse in order to test the theory that Reverend Ebenezer’s slaves were associated with this dwelling. Hosley’s lecture also celebrates the installation of a new display case in Kent Memorial Library, which was crafted by local artist Rex Brodie. The display case was made possible by a grant from the Amiel P. Zak Fun, and contains several old photographs of Gay Manse.
Founded in 1833, Suffield Academy is an independent, co-educational college preparatory school for boarding and day students in Suffield, CT. Suffield Academy has a tradition of academic excellence combined with a strong work ethic and leadership building programs. For information on Suffield Academy’s programs and services:www.suffieldacademy.org.