Programs, Events and Walking Tours
New London Landmarks offers educational programs, workshops, walking tours and cultural events to promote heritage tourism and provide information about local history, architecture, preservation, restoration, conservation and economic development.
Facing Toward the Dawn: the Italian Anarchists of New London Author's talk by Richard Lenzi
Richard Lenzi’s 2019 book “Facing Toward the Dawn: the Italian Anarchists of New London” uncovers the largely forgotten history of the geographically isolated Italian anarchist community that thrived for decades on the Fort Trumbull peninsula.
As John Ruddy writes in The Day, Lenzi’s book “is unlike anything in the literature of local history. It’s the biography of a place built and sustained on shared beliefs at an extreme end of the political spectrum. The believers were militant and occasionally violent, yet somehow they managed to stay under the radar.” (“The Anarchists Next Door: Book Uncovers the Saga of New London’s Forgotten Italian Radicals,” 6/09/2019)
We are thrilled to be able to host an author's talk by Lenzi thanks to a generous grant from CT Humanities.
When: Thursday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: B.P. Learned Auditorium at 40 Shaw Street (behind Walgreens)
Mayoral Candidates Debate October 16
Join Mayoral candidates Frida Berrigan (G), Martin T. Olsen, Jr. (R) and Michael Passero (D) for a debate focused on historic preservation and economic development.
When: Wednesday, October 16 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Public Library of New London