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“Our Sister Loves an Indian!”

Rural Intelligence Road TripsPeople always talk about making history come alive, and the Cornwall Historical Society is doing just that this weekend with help from the actors Sam Waterston and Blair Brown, who live nearby. They will be reading passionate and sometime histrionic family letters that date from 1826 when a local, white girl, Harriet Gold, married Elias Boudinot, a Cherokee student at the Foreign Mission School in town. The letters trace how Gold’s family who were initially outraged by the marriage but eventually supported it. There will be a reception with the actors after the reading.

Cornwall Historical Society presents Sam Waterston and Blair Brown
Sunday, September 21 at 3 PM
Cornwall Consolidated School
Route 128, Cornwall, CT; 860,672.6191
Tickets $25 in advance; $30 at the door.

Also in Cornwall this weekend:
Novelist Roxana Robinson will read from her latest book, Cost, which will be followed by a signing.
Saturday, September 20; 3 PM
The Cornwall Library
30 Pine Street , Cornwall, CT; 860.672.6874

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