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Lunch and Learn: CT Valley Tobacco

April 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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$10 Per Person

This lecture series offers the opportunity for good food and a guaranteed conversation about local or art history.

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Delve into the surprising history of the region’s most iconic crop, all the way back to early indigenous uses and the boom of the Civil War. Though fashionable in the 1950s, the popularity of cigars declined a decade later, nearly destroying the region’s tobacco industry. A resurgence in the 1990s brought new life to the crop, and the reopening of Cuba in 2015 added a new chapter for cigar tobacco. Presented by Brianna Dunlap, Former Director of the CT Valley Tobacco Museum.

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$10 per person

Support for this program is provided by Christine and Eugene Shugrue.


April 3
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Mattatuck Museum
144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States
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