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Connecticut In Motion: Transportation, Climate Change and Big History
Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 4:30pm at Weston History & Culture Center in Weston, CT
This event is free to members and $5.00 for non-members. Walk-ins welcome. Advance Tickets recommended. Get tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/connecticut-in-motion-transportation-climate-change-and-big-history-tickets-549635764367
“Connecticut in Motion: Transportation, Climate Change and Big History” will cover how transportation has shaped our state over the past four centuries, from stagecoaches to interstate highways, and how that story has led to the environmental crisis we now face that includes a changing climate. Mr. DeLuca will have copies of his latest book Paved Roads & Public Money available for sale. It received the Connecticut Book Award for history from the Connecticut Humanities Council.
Location: Weston History & Culture Center (Weston Historical Society) at 104 Weston Road in Weston, CT. Parking and entrance for the Weston History & Culture Center is on High Acre Road. Event takes place in the red building adjacent to the parking lot.
This event is part of the closing reception for the exhibition, “The Curious Case of Eleven O’clock Road: How Weston Got Its Place Names” which is on view every Thursday and Sunday from 1pm – 4pm now until Sunday, March 26, 2023.
About the presenter: Richard DeLuca has degrees in Civil Engineering and Transportation Planning and worked as a transportation planner in Connecticut for ten years. In 1978, the author and his wife moved to San Francisco, after which he pursued a career as a writer, focusing on California history. In 1994, the author published a book documenting the historical roots of the social protest that took place in the 1960s. Entitled: We, The People! Bay Area Activism in the 1960s, the book was published by The Borgo Press of San Bernardino, California as part of its series on Great Issues of the Day. He and his wife returned to CT in 1998 and since 2006 he has been at work on a two-volume history of Connecticut transportation from the colonial period to the present. The first volume, Post Roads & Iron Horses, was published by Wesleyan University Press in December of 2011, and covers the history of Connecticut from colonial times through the age of steam. A second volume, entitled Paved Roads & Public Money, focusing on transportation in the twentieth century was published in 2020, and received the Connecticut Book Award from the Humanities Council.