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Connecticut Historical Society

1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
(860) 236-5621 chs.org

October 2019

Seizing Citizenship: African Americans, Colonization, and the Pursuit of Citizenship in the Antebellum United States

October 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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We invite CHS members and visitors to join us for a brown bag lunch talk with Kevin S. Hooper, PhD Candidate of the University of Oklahoma. Kevin is a New England Regional Fellowship Consortium (NERFC) fellow who will be conducting research here this fall. Did you know African American activists used the issue of African colonization to help support their claims to U.S. citizenship? In this brown bag talk Kevin will explore how African American activists used the issue of African colonization to develop a galvanized national network to support their claims to U.S. citizenship. He argues that state governments and American Colonization Society (ACS) auxiliary organizations on the state level were settler colonial enterprises that led African Americans to appeal to the federal government directly to assert their claim to U.S. citizenship. Kevin will share the results of his research at the CHS with us during this informal presentation. We will provide coffee and dessert; bring your lunch to enjoy during the talk. Please RSVP by Monday, October 7 by calling (860) 236-5621 x238 or emailing rsvp@chs.org. Questions? Contact Jennifer Busa, Public Programs and Special Events Coordinator, at jennifer_busa@chs.org. Free for members, free with admission for non-members.

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Of Bones and Skeletons: Battlefield Clean-Up During the American War of Independence

October 15 @ 5:45 pm - November 16 @ 7:00 pm
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Battlefield clean-up is a topic rarely covered by modern historians, yet following almost any military engagement, there are corpses to dispose of. Who does that? Can we tell who buried whom? When? How many hours, days, months later? Where? Individually or in mass graves? In natural crevices? Lakes? Naked or dressed? Officers and other ranks together or separate? How long do they remain in the ground? Are they ever found? Who would dig them up and why? Can we identify them? What happens with the skeletons? This talk by historian Robert A. Selig will address these and related questions concerning the disposal of human remains on eighteenth-century battle-fields along the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail from Boston to Yorktown. Doors open at 5:00 pm; come early to view our exhibits! Talk begins at 5:45 pm. $10 for CHS members, $15 for non-members. Light refreshments will be served. Please let us know you’re coming by calling (860) 236-5621 x238 or emailing rsvp@chs.org. Questions? Contact Natalie Belanger, Adult Programs Manager, at natalie_belanger@chs.org. About the Speaker: Robert A. Selig is an independent historical consultant and author who serves as project historian to the National Park Service for the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail.

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: CHS Gets Creepy

October 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until October 19, 2019

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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History gets creepy with this spooky look behind the scenes. Tales of vampires, corpses on ice, and death portraits haunt the storage vaults of the CHS. Get ready for Halloween with this look at our most spine-chilling objects! You’ll visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut, with a focus on our creepiest tales and objects. Tours last approximately 1 hour and are appropriate for ages 12 and up. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

October 25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

October 26 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

October 29 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

October 30 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
+ Google Map

This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

October 31 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
+ Google Map

This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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November 2019

War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

November 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
+ Google Map

This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

November 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

November 5 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
+ Google Map

This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

November 6 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
+ Google Map

This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

November 7 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
+ Google Map

This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

November 8 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
+ Google Map

This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

November 9 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
+ Google Map

This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

November 12 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
+ Google Map

This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

November 13 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
+ Google Map

This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

November 14 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
+ Google Map

This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

November 15 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
+ Google Map

This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

November 16 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
+ Google Map

This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

November 19 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
+ Google Map

This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

November 20 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

November 21 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

November 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

November 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

November 26 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

November 27 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

November 29 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

November 30 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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December 2019

War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

December 3 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

December 4 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

December 5 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

December 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

December 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

December 10 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

December 11 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

December 12 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

December 13 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

December 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

December 17 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

December 18 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

December 19 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
+ Google Map

This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

December 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

December 21 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

December 24 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

December 26 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

December 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

December 28 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

December 31 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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January 2020

War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

January 2, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

January 3, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

January 4, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

January 7, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

January 8, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

January 9, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

January 10, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

January 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

January 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

January 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

January 16, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

January 17, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
+ Google Map

This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

January 18, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

January 21, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

January 22, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

January 23, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

January 24, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

January 25, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

January 28, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

January 29, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

January 30, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

January 31, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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February 2020

War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

February 1, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

February 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

February 5, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

February 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

February 7, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

February 8, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

February 11, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

February 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

February 13, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
+ Google Map

This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

February 14, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
+ Google Map

This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

February 15, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
+ Google Map

This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

February 18, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
+ Google Map

This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

February 19, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

February 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

February 21, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

February 22, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

February 25, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

February 26, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

February 27, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

February 28, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

February 29, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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March 2020

War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

March 3, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

March 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

March 5, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

March 6, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

March 7, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

March 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

March 11, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution

March 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 2, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This exhibition shares the little-known story of Revolutionary War Patriot and Dutch mapmaker Bernard Romans. Romans came to the American colonies in 1757 during the French and Indian War, surveying for the British along the Atlantic seaboard. Romans became a supporter of American independence, joined the Continental Army, and eventually settled in Wethersfield, CT. Both the British and Americans used Romans’ maps during the American Revolution. In 1780, he was captured by the British and died in 1784, mysteriously, while a prisoner. Incredibly rare maps from the CHS collection, published by Romans and his contemporaries, as well as earlier Connecticut maps from the 17th and 18th centuries, will be displayed. With special gratitude to Priscilla Romans Hexter and Madeleine Hexter. The Hexters are direct descendants of Bernard Romans and his first wife, Maria Wendell. Priscilla Hexter has done extensive research on the life of Romans. She identified his birth date of 1741 (not 1720, as claimed in several books and articles) and had his record at the Library of Congress changed. The CHS is grateful to Priscilla for donating the Holster Atlas (including Bernard Romans’ map of the British Southern Colonies) to the CHS collection. Comments are closed.

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