The Roger Sherman Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution and the Charles Merriman Society, Children of the American Revolution will co-host “The Right to … Liberty” Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. in New Milford.
The program, to be held at Candlewood Valley Country Club on Danbury Road (Route 7), will feature storyteller Valerie Tutson.
Tutson will recount significant moments between the Colonial Period and the American Revolution through the tales of Ona Maria Judge, James Forten and Elizabeth Freeman, known as Mumbet, who lived on Route 7, and whose court case paved the way to abolishing slavery in Massachussetts.
The program is free, but donations to support Veteran’s Home in Rocky Hill are appreciated.
A luncheon will be held beginning at 12:30 p.m. The cost for lunch is $30 for adults and $15 for children 21 and under.
A cash bar will be offered.
To attend the lunch, reservations should be emailed to Bonnie Butler at
Tutson grew up in New Milford and graduated from New Milford High School before going to Brown University, where she created a self-designed major, storytelling as a communications art, and received a master’s degree in theater arts.
She also holds an honorary doctorate of fine arts from Rhode Island College.
Since 1991, she has traveled the country and world teaching, gathering and sharing stories and songs.