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.