Senior center hosts program on 1940s in November

Return to the era of the 1940s with the Connecticut Historic Society and thePlainvilleSeniorCenter,200 East St., on Friday, Nov. 9 at 10 a.m.

Dick Tomlinson and Carol Whitmer, board members for the CHS, will entertain participants with a program that brings everyone back to the era of the 1940s. The audience will either learn for the first time, or reminisce about how the world looked to a boy growing up in a time when kids were free to roam, recall when a radio held center stage, big band dominated music, and see what amazing things can be learned from the 1940 census.

Dick Tomlinson will talk about his experience growing up as a boy in the 1940s. He is founder of the Connecticut Society of Genealogists and has published several books, including “Witchcraft Trials of Connecticut” and “Witchcraft Prosecution: Chasing the Devil inConnecticut.”

Carol Whitmer will give an overview of what the 1940 Census reveals. She is a board member of the Connecticut Society of Genealogists, a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Connecticut Professional Genealogists Council.

The program is free and open to the public. Call the senior center to register at (860) 747-5728.

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