True Treasure Tales & Legends of Bridgeport at Housatonic Museum of Art

October 3, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Housatonic Community College
900 Lafayette Blvd
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Housatonic Museum of Art
Michael Bielawa

Award-winning author and historian Michael Bielawa, an authority on New England legends and folklore, will deliver two lectures at the Housatonic Museum of Art in connection with its newest pirate-inspired exhibition, Scrolls.

On Tuesday, September 19th at 7pm, Bielawa will deliver a fascinating lecture entitled, “Pirates, Buccaneers and Mooncussers of the Connecticut Coast.”  While the Connecticut shore might seem far removed from the palm trees and turquoise bays associated with buccaneers, in reality, Long Island Sound was a hive of 17th and 18th century pirate villainy. Join author Michael Bielawa for a fascinating examination of some of history’s most infamous freebooters who visited and may have buried treasure right here in Connecticut.

In his lecture “True Treasure Tales & Legends of Bridgeport” Bielawa will astonish the audience with tales of the shocking criminal underbelly of Connecticut’s largest city.  From pirates to gangsters to a forgotten treasure map, Michael Bielawa will share his original research highlighting some of Bridgeport’s mysterious lost caches!  The lecture will take place on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 7pm.

Both lectures will take place in BEACON HALL, RM 145, located on the campus of Housatonic Community College, 900 Lafayette Blvd, Bridgeport, CT.