Seeing history in New London
New London — Jody Barthel, education coordinator at the Custom House Maritime Museum, was leading third-graders from Nathan Hale Arts Magnet School around Fort Trumbull on Friday, part of local history tours.
The tours, which include visits to the museum, the Shaw Mansion, the Hempsted Houses and the Nathan Hale Schoolhouse in downtown, are funded through a grant for the third- and fourth-graders in the city.
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Historic buildings around town will be open for tours with guides in period clothing.
Newlyweds Shannon and Adam Gouveia and their attendants pose for photographer Nicole Thurston on board the schooner Amistad docked at the Mystic River Park Saturday.
About 700 gallons of chowder, ranging from staples like New England clam chowder to the more unique like Bahamian Conch, were made for the three-day Chowder Days event going on at Mystic Seaport Museum.
The district has hired a board-certified music therapist for a new program at the middle school focused on reaching high-risk students who have experienced significant trauma.