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Current Schedule

Current Public Schedule

Meeting interesting people and telling them stories of our state’s past is one of Walter Woodward’s favorite duties as State Historian! If you’d like to attend one of Walt’s upcoming talks, please view the Public Schedule below.

Interested in scheduling a talk or a combined talk and musical performance for your organization? Click here for information on how to request a lecture from the State Historian or a presentation from the Band of Steady Habits.

UPDATE: Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, Many Events – indicated with [Covid-19]– Have Been Cancelled or Rescheduled. Check Here For Most Current Updates. 

Please note: This schedule does not reflect all of the State Historian’s obligations, so please confirm schedule availability directly with the Office of the State Historian

  • July 12, 2020 ––  Zoom Webinar  Creating Connecticut, Walt Woodward, The Henry L. Ferguson Museum, FIsher’s Island, New York — 4:00pm/
  • July 14, 2020 –– Zoom Webinar  Creating Connecticut, Walt Woodward, Slater Library, Jewett City –– Connecticut Author Trail –– 6:30pm  26 Main Street, Jewett City
  • July 16, 2020 –– Zoom Webinar  Creating Connecticut, Walt Woodward, Terryville Public Library, Terryville –– 6:30pm 
  • July 30, 2020 –– Creating Connecticut,  Litchfield Community Center – 2:00 pm 421 Bantam Road, Litchfield.
  • September 12, 2020 – Walt Woodward and the Band of Steady Habits,South Windsor Pubic Library –– South Windsor 175th Anniversary Performance–– 7:30pm, Location TBD.
  • September 15, 2020 – Great River  Album Premier  & Creating Connecticut  Book Launch, Walt Woodward and the Band of Steady Habits, Connecticut River Museum, Essex. Inaugural  Authors and Performance Series – Evening Performance, 67 Main Street, Essex.
  • September 17, 2020 – Zoom Webinar Creating Connecticut, Walt Woodward , Danbury Public Library – 6:00pm 
  • October 17, 2020 – “John Winthrop, Jr. & the Connecticut Witch Hunts,” Thames River Cruise, New London Historical Society – 1:00pm–3:00pm TBD
  • October 22, 2020 – Creating Connecticut. “Leaving Connecticut Shaping America,” Walt Woodward, Simsbury Free Public Library. –  6:30 pm 749 Hopmeadow St.
  • October 27, 2020 – Creating Connecticut, Walt Woodward, Southington Genealological Society – 7:00pm The Orchards, Community Room, 34 Hobart St., Southington.
  • October 31, 2020 – Zoom Webinar ” New England’s Other Witch Hunt”; Walt Woodward, Connecticut Genealogical Society – TBD
  • November 5, 2020 – Creating Connecticut,Walt Woodward,  Brooklyn Historical Society – 7:00pm Trinity Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 7 Providence Road, Brooklyn, CT
  • December 6, 2020 – Creating Connecticut. “Walt Woodward, Harwinton Historical Society.  –6:30pm at Harwinton Town Hall 100 Bentley Rd., Harwinton.

  • April 17, 2021 – “Frost Season,”Walt Woodward and the Band of Steady Habits, Acton Public Library, Old Saybrook ––  2:00pm 60 Old Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook.

  • March 12-14, 2020  – Walt Woodward Co-Moderates  the Plimoth at 400 Symposium at Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth, Massachusetts.   [Covid-19]
  • March 15, 2020  – “The Irish in Connecticut,” Walt Woodward and the Band of Steady Habits, Litchfield Community Center. –  2:00pm 421 Bantam Road, Litchfield. [Covid-19]

June 3, 2020  – Creating Connecticut. “The Burning Question Around Nathan Hale.” Walt Woodward, Leffingwell House.  Society of the Founders 119th Annual Meeting. – 5:30 pm at Otis Library 261 Main St., Norwich. [Covid-19]

  • June 4, 2020 – Zoom WebinarCreating Connecticut, Walt Woodward, Guilford Free Public Library7:00pm  Guilford Free Public Library, 67 Park Street, Guilford. Register to attend at  https://www.guilfordfreelibrary.org/creating-connecticut-with-state-historian-walt-woodward/41163/
  • June 7, 2020 – Creating Connecticut.“New England’s Other Witch Hunt,” Walt Woodward, Harwinton Historical Society.  –6:30pm at Harwinton Town Hall 100 Bentley Rd., Harwinton.[Covid-19]
  • June 8, 2020 – Creating Connecticut, Walt Woodward, North Haven Memorial Library –  6:30pm North Haven Memorial Library, 17 Elm St., North Haven[Covid-19]
  • June 9, 2020 – Zoom Webinar. Creating Connecticut,  Walt Woodward, Connecticut’s Old State House, Hartford – 12:00pm 800 Main St., Hartford.
  • June 10, 2020 – Creating Connecticut, “Sweet Democracy: The Delicious History of the Connecticut Election Cake,” Walt Woodward, South Windsor Public Library. Friends of the Library Annual Meeting and Salad Luncheon – 12:00pm Wapping Community Church, 1790 Ellington Rd., South Windsor.[Covid-19]
  • June 10, 2020 Walt Woodward and The Band of Steady Habits, Wintonbury Historical Society, Bloomfield –“Summer Frost” 6:30pm Annual Meeting and Pot Luck Supper [Covid-19]
  • June 13, 2020 – “The Life and Death of Hannah Occuish,” Juneteenth Commemoration, New London Branch, NAACP – New London.[Covid-19]
  • June 16, 2020 – Story-Telling Night, Walt Woodward, Columbia Historical Society, Columbia – 6:30pm 319 CT87, Columbia [Covid-19]
  • June 19 – 21, 2020 – “John Winthrop Jr. and the Alchemy of Justice in Early New England Witchcraft Trials,”  Walt Woodward,  Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, CA. Magic From the Margins Conference.
  • June 23, 2020, Zoom Webinar, Creating Connecticut,  Walt Woodward, Avon Free Public Library – 7:00pm https://www.avonctlibrary.info/event/creating-connecticut-talk-with-walt-woodward/ 
  • June 24, 2020 Zoom Webinar, Creating Connecticut,  Walt Woodward, Russell Library, Middletown – 7:00pm https://russelllibrary.libcal.com/event/674144/   
  • June 26, 2020 Zoom Webinar, Creating Connecticut,  Walt Woodward, Westport Historical Society – 5:00pm
  • July 7, 2020 – “Summer Concert,” Walt Woodward and the Band of Steady Habits,  Connecticut’s Old State House. Summer Concert Series – 12:00 pm 800 Main Street, Hartford. [Covid-19]
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