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Relive the Indian Wars Aug . 4 At Grafton Historical Society

Tue Aug 4th, 2015 7pm-9pm
Grafton Historical Society
Venue: Grafton Historical Society
147 Main Street, Grafton, VT 05146 (Map) (Set as Local)
Relive the Indian Wars Aug . 4  At Grafton Historical Society Grafton Vermont

Relive the Indian Wars Aug . 4
At Grafton Historical Society

Just what went on in the Connecticut River Valley region before our farms and villages were ever settled? Find out at the Grafton Historical Society's Aug 4 special presentation "Indian Wars of New England" at 7 p.m. in the historic White Church on Main Street in Grafton,VT.
Noted author Michael J. Tougias will provide an exciting visual journey through the conflicts between New England's native Americans and colonists. He will take the audience on a historic journey from the Pilgrim's first arrival to the closing days of the French and Indian War as both fought for control of this area.
Although a charter for colonization of the Vermont - New Hampshire segment of the Connecticut River Valley was first given in 1754 by King George, the break out of wars with the Indians forestalled any settlements. A charter was reissued after the wars in 1763, but many of the settlements were not established until the 1780s. So what was happening along these rivers and in these woods during 20 plus years of little development?
Using slides of maps, battle sites, roadside history, and period drawings, Tougias will take the audience on a journey though the Pequot, King Philip's, and French and Indian Wars and describes how our local rivers were used as "highways" to the battle.
The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council and supported by the Grafton Historical Society.
Tougias first became interested this period of history while growing up in Longmeadow, MA, and learned it was attacked in King Philip's War. He later went on to write a historical novel of that war "Until I Have No Country." After that he teamed up with Eric Schultz and wrote "King Philip's War: The History and Legacy of America's Forgotten Conflict."
Tougias is author and co-author of 23 books. He is best known for his six survival at sea books, one of which "The Finest Hours" is to be made into a Disney motion picture.
For more information about the special event, please contact the Grafton Historical Society at or call 843 2584.

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