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Stamford Historical Society Celebrates 375 Years Of Local History

Thomas Zoubek of the Stamford Historical Society helped put together the new exhibit.
Thomas Zoubek of the Stamford Historical Society helped put together the new exhibit. Photo Credit: Stamford Historical Society

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Residents and visitors are invited to a new exhibit and film screening at The Stamford Historical society on Thursday in honor of the town's history.

The event will feature a reception from 6 to 7 p.m. followed by the premiere screening of a new film "Stamford at 375 Years: A Nostalgic Look Back At Our Town," created by historical society volunteers Dan and Kathy Burke.

The evening will have a suggested donation of $15 or $10 for members.

"In telling the story of the city we decided that rather than a narrative of facts, events, and figures, it would be more interesting to explore the changes in the city through artifacts and images through time," said Textile Coordinator Jennifer Hawthorne. "Some of these are rare and significant, such as a vest worn by a general and hero of the American Revolution, but some are as simple as a well-worn pair of work boots used to the last piece of leather."

The Stamford at 375 exhibit hours are Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through June 2017. Items on display will span from the pre-colonial period to modern day, all with local ties.

"There is something for everyone in the exhibit and our hope is that people connect with items that remind them of their own experiences as citizens of Stamford," said Executive Director Thomas Zoubek.

"Stamford at 375 Years: A Nostalgic Look Back At Our Town" will be screened again on Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Trinity Catholic High School Auditorium located at 926 Newfield Ave. Tickets will be $15 in cash or check at the door with advance tickets available at this link .

For more information contact the historical society at (203) 329-1183, or visit this link.

The Stamford Historical Society is located at 1508 High Ridge Road.

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