Virtual program

Virtual program at Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center encourages community participation

Join the Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center on Tuesday, November 30 at 7 p.m. for a virtual presentation and discussion with Dr. Leslie Lindenauer, professor of history at Western Connecticut State University, and Shannon Burke, interpretation consultant at KTM & HC.

This free program, open to everyone, offers the public the opportunity to learn, ask questions and make suggestions about the history of our museum site and future possibilities for interpretation.

Last year KTM & HC commissioned Dr Lindenauer to research and write a history of our museum site: a report which, in its own words, focuses on “how to more intentionally capitalize on the rich history that Keeler Tavern has Museum is the custodian; suggest a pivot in the story that superimposes key themes on that story; reflect on the story that is difficult or uncomfortable to broach; and promote Museum stories in ways that help the community identify fruitful links between the past and the present. During this program, Dr. Lindenauer will present her findings, followed by a question-and-answer session with the audience which will be moderated by Ms. Burke.

This community conversation is part of KTM & HC’s NEH-funded reinterpretation project, which aims to develop a more inclusive interpretive plan for the museum, focusing on themes of American identity and memory. Executive Director Hildegard Grob encouraged broad community participation: “Whether you know KTM & HC deeply or have never visited it, live in the area or live far away, we invite you to experience the history. museum and participate in the discussion, helping us chart a course for future interpretive and programmatic choices that resonate with our audience.

“Community Conversation: KTM & HC Site History” is a free virtual program and registration is required. Register on our website at

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