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We're delighted to announce that Missy Wolfe, author of Hidden History of Colonial Greenwich will be our guest on the Wednesday, November 21 broadcast of Greenwich, A Town For All Seasons.
Greenwich in the seventeenth century was a lost world of tythingmen and meeting warners, wild horse hunters, herdsmen, townsmen, pounders and planters. Faced with an ever-changing environment, citizens set many new-world boundaries.
Farmers created common fields along the coast and redesigned wilderness. They balanced religious and civic authority, private and common interests and financial inequities across communities. The first comers found it more challenging to please their own than it was to please their God.
Their departure from the past fashioned an idealized, yet still imperfect, new society the Puritans proudly called the Greenwich Plantation.
Author Missy Wolfe details the strategies and setbacks of creating community in colonial America's First Period.
Missy Wolfe has always loved nonfiction, and she read history throughout college at Columbia Business School, during her marketing career, while raising a family, while pursuing fine arts studies at New York University and during her time serving on the board of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society.
Her own research reveals the romantic, lost world of Connecticut in the 1600s.
Her study of the life of Greenwich founder Elizabeth Winthrop Feake Hallett, Insubordinate Spirit: A True Story of Life and Loss in Earliest America, won the Washington Irving Medal for Literary Excellence.
She lives in Greenwich with her husband, Scott Wolfe, and three children.
Mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 21, 2018. Greenwich, A Town For All Seasons with host Jeffrey Bingham Mead starts 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Radio 1490 WGCH and WGCH.com Greenwich, Connecticut anywhere via live audio-streaming on the Internet.
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