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    Leffingwell House Museum hosts a living history day

    Leffingwell House Museum in Norwich hosts living history event on Aug. 19. (Submitted)
    Leffingwell House Museum in Norwich hosts living history event on Aug. 19. (Submitted)

    Leffingwell House Museum will hold a Midsummer Maritime Living History Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. August 19 at its site at 348 Washington St., Norwich.

    Visitors can learn about whaling from living history role players and talk with The US Landing Party, as well as Civil War Infantry 14th CT company G. They can speak with Mary Brewster, wife of the captain of the whaling ship Tiger, who went a-whaling with her husband in 1845; they can hear about her life aboard ship, as recorded in her journal during the voyage.

    They can check out the wares of Big Bear Trading Co. who can fulfill all seafaring needs.

    In addition, the museum will have a special exhibit from its archives of two actual accounts of whaling voyages written by Thomas Crocker-Blacksmith and John Perkins-seaman, both men from Norwich.

    Admission is $8. For more information, visit leffingwellhousemuseum.org.

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