The final First Friday program, sponsored by the Center for Community Partnerships, will feature the students in Ron Schatz’s Middletown History service-learning course. The event will take place on Friday, May 10th at 4:30 PM in Room 004 of Wesleyan’s Allbritton Center, located at 222 Church St. All Wesleyan and Middletown community members are welcome to attend.
The students presenting and their subjects are as follows:
- Ross Levin ’15: the 1912 strike at Russell Manufacturing Company
- Earl Lin ’15: Mayor Stephen Bailey’s urban renewal plan
- Adam Marcu ’13: the workmen in Portland’s brownstone quarries
- Kyle Roosa ’13: late 19th-century Middletown philanthropy
- Zachary Vinci ’15: Middletown’s patriots in the Revolutionary War
- Yanru Wang ’13: the establishment of Middletown High School in the 1840s