Thursdays on the Thames

COMING UP!  AUGUST 31st:  American History Begins Here tour features native american educators Dr. Jason Mancini, Executive Director of the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, and Beth Regan, “Morning Deer” of the Mohegan Tribe’s Council of the Elders.

Jason Mancini is the Director of the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, adjunct professor of Anthropology at the University of Connecticut, and visiting assistant professor of Anthropology at Connecticut College. Dr. Mancini holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Connecticut with expertise in the archaeology and ethnohistory of New England. His current research projects focus on Indian histories after 1700 and involve Indian social networks, Indian mariners, urban Indian communities, race and ethnicity in New England, cultural landscapes, and oral histories.

Beth Regan has a 35 year career as a teacher at Tolland High School. She specialized in both Native American studies and Russian history, creating courses in both subjects. An integral part of the Mohegan Tribe’s partnership with the Connecticut Teacher of the Year Program, Beth has created curriculum and lessons on Mohegan history and culture for Connecticut teachers of all grade levels to incorporate into their instruction.  Joining Beth will be Faith Davison, Archivist Emeritus of The Mohegan Tribe, who helped to establish the library and archives for the Mohegan Tribal Nation.

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SEPTEMBER 14th:  Eugene O’Neill’s New London features Preston Whiteway, Executive Director of the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, and Robert Richter, Director of Arts Programming at Connecticut College.

Preston Whiteway has served as Executive Director for 10 years and leads the venerable and vital institution and its many national programs into the future. The O’Neill is home to the National Playwrights Conference, National Music Theater Conference, National Puppetry Conference, Cabaret & Performance Conference, National Theater Institute, and National Critics Institute. Under his leadership, the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center was awarded the 2010 Regional Theater Tony Award and the 2016 National Medal of the Arts.

Robert Richter serves as the Director of Arts Programming at Connecticut College, where he oversees the onStage at Connecticut College performing arts series, artist residency programs and technical support for the college’s performance venues. He has contributed to numerous books on Eugene O’Neill and his book Eugene O’Neill and Dat Ole Davil Sea was a finalist for the 2005 Connecticut Book Award. He was chair of the Eugene O’Neill Society’s Ninth International Conference of Eugene O’Neill held in New London in June 2014.

$50 per person to benefit the Southeastern CT Cultural Coalition. Light refreshments and beverages included. Tours depart from and return to Fort Trumbull in New London.

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AUGUST 31st- TOUR DEPARTS AT 6:30 pm  (Cocktails and light refreshments begin at 6pm dockside)
SEPTEMBER 14th- TOUR DEPARTS AT 6:00 pm (Cocktails and light refreshments begin at 5:30 pm dockside)**AUGUST 17 Tour no longer available.**

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