From: Hygienic Art <firstname.lastname@example.org>
79 Bank Street, New London, CT 06320
An Evening with Author Chris Wisniewski
Join us on September 10th from 5-6 PM for an hour of local history with Author, Chris Wisniewski at the Hygienic Art Gallery. She will read sections from her book, “The Hurricane of 1938.”
In September 1938, a massive hurricane with winds up to 120 mph roared into New England without warning. It washed away entire seaside communities at Watch Hill, Misquamicut, and at Ocean Beach in New London. In the middle of the storm, Bank Street in New London caught on fire while nearby large ships were tossed up on the railroad tracks by the wind and waves of the storm surge that raced up the Thames River. Within a few hours, the whole area was devastated.
In 2013, Chris Wisniewski partnered with The Norwich Bulletin on a book, The Hurricane of 1938: Memories of the Storm of the Century. It features personal accounts from over 65 residents of Southeastern Conn. and over 60 photographs, many never published before. The ‘38 Hurricane still remains the most destructive storm in New England history. Now, on the 84th anniversary of the storm, come experience the storm through the words of the people who lived through it..
Date: Saturday, September 10th 2022
Time: 5-6 PM
Location: 79 Bank Street, New London CT 06320