The Merryall Center for the Arts will present a lecture program with former New Milford High School teacher Steve McGrath Sept. 10 at 8 p.m.

Mr. McGrath, who was a department head for 14 years at the school, now lectures at Central Connecticut State University.

A nationally recognized expert on the American Revolution, he specializes in Connecticut's role in that conflict.

Mr. McGrath will explore the Nutmeg state's actions -- starting nine years before the first shots were fired at Lexington and Concord -- as it supported the resistance to Britain and the fight for independence.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students. For more information, call the 8 Chapel Hill Road center at 860-354-7264 or visit www.merryallcenter.org.