Saybrook Fort and Pequot War Program at Saybrook Point
OLD SAYBROOK — Under a grant from the National Park Service, American Battlefield Protection Program, the Old Saybrook Historical Society has been working with consultants to develop resources to increase awareness and understanding of the siege and battles of Saybrook Fort and the Pequot War, 1636-37.
This work will be displayed and discussed at a public program at the Vicki Duffy Pavilion, Saybrook Point, Old Saybrook 2 p.m. on May 12 followed by a narrated walking tour of nearby Fort sites.
Kevin McBride and David Naumec, noted authorities on the Pequot War, will explain their work toward having the Fort and related sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places along with discussing several significant sites and presenting a brochure for a walking/biking tour that comprises a local Pequot War Trail.
James Powers, principal of Seeking the Past Historical Consulting, will share his work developing a curriculum for teaching about Saybrook Fort and the Pequot War, supported by several large-scale display panels and other educational materials.
Following the formal program, Dr. McBride and Mr. Naumec will lead a walking tour of the nearby Saybrook Fort battle sites.
The public is invited and there is no charge. Anyone wishing further information may visit the Old Saybrook Historical Society website: saybrookhistory.org or call 860-395-1635