|Sunday Jan 28, 2018 2:00 PM - Sunday Jan 28, 2018 3:00 PM | $8.00 - $16.00
Marion Krepcio Remembers Ellery Thompson - at the Custom House.
Marion Krepcio Remembers Ellery Thompson
Marion Krepcio recalls local legend: fisherman/author/artist Ellery Thompson (1899-1986).
Marion met Ellery Thompson in the late 1970s while she was working in a law office.
In his later years she helped Thompson organize his manuscripts and books and recalls, I would bring him his supper and he would tell me all these stories. He had such an adventurous spirit and knowledge of local history and he was indeed a character, but he was also a generally kind soul. As a writer, he documented his entire life. And how many people take the time to do that? And he did it well, for someone who never had an education. He was self-taught and an avid reader.(excerpt from 'The Day' http://www.theday.com/article/20160402/ENT02/160409947)
Sunday, January 28, 2PM.
Please come a little early to see our fine collection of Ellery Thompson paintings.
Space is limited to 45. Please register in advance.
Marion Krepcio's talk will be followed by the Custom Book Group's discussion of Ellery Thompson's autobiography DRAGGERMAN'S HAUL at 3 PM. There is no charge to attend the Book Group meeting.
'Draggerman's Haul' is available in the MUSEUM SHOP for $16 for Book Club attendees (a $2 discount).
New London Maritime Society - nicely nautical
Custom House Maritime Museum (View)
150 Bank Street
New London, CT 06320
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|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|