FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 20, 2021 Contact: Amy Perry Perryamy1@gmail.com 860-912-0950 Thames River Heritage Park Foundation to offer Stories from the Park virtual lecture series NEW LONDON, Ct. – “Suffragettes, Schoolteachers, & Socialites. Women of the Thames.” will be the first in a series of themed virtual lectures to be offered by the Thames River Heritage Park Foundation, starting at 2 pm, Sunday, January 24th. During this one-hour lecture led by professor and historian Gail MacDonald, hear the stories of some of the women who have made significant historical and cultural contributions in the Groton-New London area. “We are excited to present this lecture coming off the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage and to highlight the many women who made a significant impact on the cultural, economic, educational and social fabric of the Thames River communities,” said Amy Perry, the foundation’s executive director. Among them are female educators who restored the opportunity for women to earn college degrees in the state, major female philanthropists, the woman who wrote a book aiming to keep travelers of color safe in a segregated America, and many others who have stepped up in a variety of ways. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the lecture. Tickets are $10. Additional Stories from the Park lecture dates and details will be available as determined on the Park’s website. Tickets must be purchased online at bit.ly/TRHPvirtualtour or by going to Thames RiverHeritagePark.org and clicking on the Stories from the Park banner at the top of the home page. Purchasers will receive a link to the lecture in their confirmation. The Thames River Heritage Park Foundation is a 501( c ) 3 organization whose mission is to promote, support, and sustain the Thames River Heritage Park, a collection of heritage sites linked by water which capture the history and culture of life along the Thames River.