Leslie Landrigan: Stonington’s Not-So-Hidden History


SPL Seaside Series: weekly open-air events in Small Cove Park every Wednesday in July and August

From 12.00 pm until 1.00 pm

The walkways, wharves and island-studded harbor of Stonington overflow with stories. Tales of Indian fighters, adventures at sea and the rough-and-tumble boom years of the granite quarries. You'll learn about the famous visitors drawn to the island's quirky charm. We'll even share the secret about why Stonington lobsters are so tasty.

Leslie Landrigan worked as a news reporter for many years in Washington, D.C., Boston and New Hampshire. She and her husband Dan moved to Stonington in 2015, and together they have written two books, Bar Harbor Babylon and New England's Hidden Past. They also manage The New England Historical Society website, which they founded. Leslie also works as a reporter for Penobscot Bay Press and spends as much time as she can at her easel.

SPL's Seaside Series is free and open to all. We encourage participants to bring their own seating—a camp chair or even just a blanket—plus enough sunscreen and bug spray to keep them happy. In case of rain, the event will be moved indoors to SPL.

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