The Trumbull Historical Society erected a permanent monument, in a joint endeavor with the Town of Trumbull, and with the support of the Sikorsky Foundation, in memory of the long-time Trumbull resident and aviation innovator Igor Sikorsky at Abraham Nichols Park last Thursday, Sept. 24.

A lot of friends, former and current Sikorsky employees, historians, town officials and residents, including Clark who has lived in Trumbull for 40 years, came out to the event that featured a museum exhibit about the man who invented the modern helicopter.

Sergei, one of Igor’s three sons who participated in the ceremony, talked about living in the Long Hill section of Trumbull, working at the Sikorsky plant in high school, and serving up during World War II, while reminiscing about how he used to watch his father carve out wooden models that would eventually become the model for future helicopters.

Sergei told the crowd that for each wooden model he made, as a boy, that his father would pay him $1, joking that after labor it was 3 cents an hour.

A reception was held after the dedication under a tent on the historical society grounds, which are located at 1856 Huntington Turnpike.

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