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MRHS Program: The Denisons of New England

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 Mystic Congregational Church Parish Hall, 43 East Main Street, Mystic  See map
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Katherine Dimancescu while researching her Denison family in England.
Katherine Dimancescu while researching her Denison family in England.
The Mystic River Historical Society presents a talk by Katherine Dimancescu about George and Ann Borodell Denison and her other Denison ancestors on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mystic Congregational Church Parish Hall.

Dimancescu will focus on her Denison forebearers who settled in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the 1630s and later in the Connecticut Colony in the 1650s. Her presentation will shed light on her immigrant Denison ancestors and the lives they created for themselves far from their former homes in England. She will also share stories of early ministers in Boston and religious controversies, ancient burial grounds in Massachusetts and Connecticut which serve as outdoor classrooms for scholars of all ages interested in early colonial New England, war veterans, 17th century American poets, and the Great Migration. Her presentation will also share highlights of her research in both New England and England.

Katherine Dimancescu is an author and independent scholar who divides her time between Massachusetts and Connecticut. She is a graduate of Denison University where she was awarded a B.A. in History. Her historical and genealogical research has revealed that she is a Denison who went to Denison University. Denison University was named in honor of a 19th century benefactor named William S. Denison, who was also a descendant of Captain George Denison. Dimancescu 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 and it is available in local book stores.

The program is free and open to the public.  For more information, call the Mystic River Historical Society 536-4779, or email info@mystichistory.org. 

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