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Thoughtful Thursday- "Custom House Tour: 1830's Artifacts"

  • Stonington Free Library 20 High Street Stonington, CT, 06378 United States (map)

Connecticut historian, Nick Bellantoni will discuss the history of Stonington including discussion of the town as a major trading center. In the 19th century, Stonington supported a small fishing, whaling, and sealing fleet, with some direct trade with the West Indies - enough in volume for it to be made a port of entry in 1842. The small granite Custom House faces Main Street just north of Cannon Square.  Nick will lead a tour of the Custom House following his talk.