Charles Ethan Porter: African-American Painter from Rockville

Jean Luddy, of RPL and the Vernon Historical Society, will present an introduction to the life, work and struggles of Charles Ethan Porter (1847-1923), a local artist of color. The program will provide an overview of his life. Examples of his art from his early years after graduating from art school in 1873 will be [...]

By |2022-01-26T16:39:10-05:00January 26th, 2022||0 Comments

Local History Walking Tour: Talcott Park

Originally a pasture, Talcott Park was developed as a city park during the 1860s and 1870s. The park is surrounded by elegant homes built for Rockville's mill owners, business leaders and doctors. Join Jean Luddy, Museum Director for Vernon Historical Society, for a walking tour to hear the stories of residents over the years and [...]

By |2021-04-01T10:12:44-04:00May 15th, 2021||0 Comments
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