First Friday on Middletown History happening on Second Friday of May

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


Refreshments will be served. Parking is usually available on High Street, in Lot C on the south side of Church Street, or in Lot L on the south side of Lawn Avenue.

What: First Friday talk on Middletown History
When: Friday, May 10, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Room 004 Allbritton Center (222 Church St)

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