Glastonbury Historical Society To Present Program On Hartford Courant

Peter Marteka
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Hartford Courant's 250 years to be showcased at Historical Society of Glastonbury

GLASTONBURY — A former longtime editor at The Hartford Courant will present its storied 250-year history later this month.

The Historical Society of Glastonbury will present "The Hartford Courant: 250 Years and Counting" on Jan. 27. The program will be presented by Henry McNulty who worked for the paper for more than 25 years. The program will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the First Church Congregational, 2183 Main St.

The presentation will focus on the history of the country's oldest existing newspaper. The first Courant was published on Oct. 29, 1764 and last year the newspaper celebrated its history with dozens of stories and special sections each month hightlighting everything from the state's weather to sports to history.

McNulty left the newspaper in 1995 and created Henry McNulty Communication Services, L.L.C. He created the newspaper's Op-Ed Page and was its first editor. He also served as the paper's first features editor and was the paper's first "reader representative," or news ombudsman.

The presentation is one of four programs the society presents each year and is free and open to the public. Parking is in the rear of the church and those attending should come the rear door or the side door facing the driveway. For more information, call 860-633-6890.

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