Mystic River Historical Society member and author Kate Dimancescu will speak about her forthcoming book, “The Forgotten Chapters: My Journey into the Past.” One part of Kate's talk will center on Williams ancestors who called Mystic home starting in the 17th Century and also Appelman ancestors, who settled in Mystic in the early 19th Century. Highlights of her talk will be stories of Indian captives, sea captains, war veterans, fellow writers, and ‘The Great Gale’. The other half will be about genealogical research, resources which helped her 'connect the dots' and could help you, and the importance of archives and historical societies. A key goal of her work is to get people excited about New England's rich early colonial history and also about researching their own family roots!
Kate Dimancescu is an author who resides in Massachusetts. She is a graduate of Denison University where she was awarded a B.A. in History. She was awarded masters’ degrees in international relations from the University Of Westminster, London and also the London School of Economics and Political Science. “The Forgotten Chapters: My Journey into the Past” is her first book.
The program is at the Mystic Congregational Church Parish Hall and is followed by a question and answer period and refreshments. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Mystic River Historical Society 536-4779, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.