Tories, Spies, and Traitors: Divided Loyalty in Revolutionary Connecticut A traveling presentation the Nutmeggers and the American Revolution

Detail of engraving of battle

Detail of The Battle of Lexington, April 19th. 1775, etched by Amos Doolittle, after a work by Ralph Earl, 1775, gift of John C. Parsons

Which side are you on? That’s the question that every single person in Connecticut had to answer in 1775, as the thirteen colonies began a rebellion against British rule. Loyalty was not only a matter of words or opinion. For soldiers and civilians alike, loyalty could mean loss of fortune, of friends, and even of life. This presentation reveals stories—some well known, some obscure—of Nutmeggers who risked and sacrificed to support their chosen side during this “tumultuous jarring time of civil war.”

Program Details

  • 45 minute presentation with 15 minute question and answer session
  • Any group size
  • Any space
  • Speaker comes with all necessary technology
  • Program fees are $225 per program
  • CHS members receive a discounted rate of $200 per program
  • If your group books 3 or more programs in a calendar year, you receive a discounted rate of $200 per program

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Any questions? Call Education Assistant Rebecca Gross at (860) 236-5621 x 232.

Please note, CHS will be undergoing renovations from Aug 28 – Sept 6. During this time, we will not be wheelchair accessible. We apologize for the inconvenience.