Presentation at library to be on Revolutionary War local impact

Published on Thursday, 30 November 2017 22:05
Written by LORENZO BURGIO

STAFF WRITER

BRISTOL - A presentation at Manross Library on Saturday will focus on how the Bristol and Forestville communities were impacted by the War of Independence.

Tom Dickau will give his third presentation in a program that will focus on the circumstances that contributed to the war and how that directly impacted the communities, he explained.

“The only Bristol native to be executed for treason during the Revolutionary War, Moses Dunbar, and his story will be told,” Dickau wrote in a press release. “The years after the war and the significance of improvements in transportation and other important changes will demonstrate how industries and other institutions developed as a result.”

“The importance of Bristol becoming a town in 1785 and the difficulties and final separation from Burlington as a town in 1806 will be chronicled,” he added. “Clock making became the primary industry in the area and contributed to the official founding of the ‘Village’ of Forestville in 1833.”

Manross Memorial Library is located at 260 Central St. and the presentation will take place at 1:30 p.m.

Lorenzo Burgio can be reached at 860-973-5088 or by email at lburgio@bristolpress.com. Follow Lorenzo Burgio on Twitter @burgioBP.



Posted in The Bristol Press, Arts, Bristol on Thursday, 30 November 2017 22:05. Updated: Thursday, 30 November 2017 22:07.