Historian will speak on Indian Wars in Connecticut

David Koch, Associate Professor of History at Housatonic Community College, will speak at the Milford Historical Society’s general meeting on Monday, September 16.

He will present a program on “Indian Wars in Connecticut” at the Mary Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church on Broad Street, following a brief business meeting at 7 p.m.  The program is free and open to the public, and will focus on the Pequot-Mohegan War and King Philip’s War.

Both wars were important in Milford’s history. In 1637, Thomas Tibbals noticed that the Wepawaug River area would make a great place for the followers of Rev. Peter Prudden to settle when he was pursuing the Pequot Indians along the coast to Fairfield.

Frank Juliano