Author talk on Paugussett Tribe at Trumbull Library

On Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m., the Trumbull Historical Society is presenting a talk in the main conference room of the Trumbull Library, 33 Quality St., by Bridgeport Historian and preservation specialist Charles Brilvitch.

In his 2007 book, A History of Connecticut’s Golden Hill Paugussett Tribe, Brilvitch traces the lives of the Paugusset Indians from their earliest days when they made up a sizable portion of western Connecticut; through their intermingling with the African American slave population and into the 1980’s with their search for Federal recognition.

Charles Brilvich was the official Historian of the City of Bridgeport from1990 to 2003. Beginning in 2003 he served as Historian of the Golden Hill Paugussett Tribe and authored their petition for federal recognition. He incorporated his research into the book in the presentation.

This event is free of charge. Refreshments will be served. Donations gladly accepted.

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