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HCC HISTORY PROF TO DISCUSS CIVIL WAR TOPICS

March 11, 2 p.m.; March 13, 7 p.m.
Trumbull Library

BRIDGEPORT – Housatonic Community College Professor David Koch will discuss separate Civil War topics in upcoming addresses at the Trumbull Library.

On Sunday, March 11, at 2 p.m., he will discuss Animal Mascots of the Civil War,which will focus onunit mascots. The idea of using animals to represent military units throughout history will be discussed, as well as the particular animals honored in Civil War lore and memorialization.

On Tuesday, March 13,  at 7 p.m., he will discuss Connecticut in the Civil War. Connecticut was the arsenal of the Union, with factories producing uniforms, guns, and equipment for the Union armies, making Union armies the best-equipped in human history up to that time. This presentation paints a portrait of Connecticut in the Civil War, a contradictory picture of a state on the cusp of change, struggling to retain a way of life rapidly fading into a bucolic past.

Housatonic Community College provides an affordable and accessible education through two-year degrees, transfer preparation, and certificate programs, as well as a wide variety of continuing education and personal/professional enrichment seminars and workshops.  In addition, HCC offers employee and occupational training for businesses, municipalities, government agencies, and professional associations to help develop the educated and skilled workforce required to meet regional business and industry needs.  HCC is nationally recognized as an “Achieving the Dream” institution.  To learn more, visit the college’s website at: www.hcc.commnet.edu.

HCC is located at 900 Lafayette Blvd. in downtown Bridgeport, less than 150 yards off I-95 (Exit 27) and Rte. 8 (Exit 1), a block from the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard. Free parking is available in the Housatonic garage.

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Anson C. Smith, Public Relations Coordinator
Housatonic Community College
900 Lafayette Blvd.
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Tel: 203-332-5229, Fax: 203-332-5247
E-mail: asmith@hcc.commnet.edu