van Tartwiik to present ‘Herstory’
Rumsey Hall School in Washington will present “The Herstory of Washington, Part Two, 1640-1730,” with Louise van Tartwiik Dec. 11 at 7 p.m.
The author and former director of Gunn Historical Museum will speak at the school’s Maxwell A. Sarofim Performing Arts Center at 201 Romford Road.
This will include the story of the Widow Elizabeth Curtis, one of the original proprietors of Stratford; a look at the women who comprised the original 15 families that left Stratford in 1673 to settle Pomperaug Plantation (Woodbury); and that of the 8-year old Sarah Noble, one of the first female settlers of New Milford. Van Tartwijk will also explore the romantic legends of Sarah Judson and Princess Lillinonah, where love between young Native Americans and Europeans ends in tragedy.
The presentation, free to the public, is given in conjunction with the Rumsey Hall School and the Washington Community Fund.