Towns and Villages of Connecticut Highlighted in Book, Upcoming Talk
Author and historian Marty Podskoch will discuss his book, The Connecticut 169 Club: Your Passport and Guide to Exploring Connecticut, at the Killingworth Firehouse, 333 Route 81, Killingworth on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m.
The talk will be hosted by the Killingworth Library,
Podskoch’s book encourages travelers to visit all 169 towns and villages in Connecticut, and join The 169 Club. Podskoch also is the author of the Adirondack 102 Club: Your Passport and Guide to the North Country.
His book on Connecticut includes accounts from someone in each town highlighting the town’s location, history, and interesting places to visit. The book has a space for travelers to journal about their experiences and a place to get the book stamped or signed by a resident or business.
People who visit all 169 towns will receive the Leatherman Award patch at a luncheon or dinner held at a different town each year. The award is named after the vagabond who lived in caves and traveled a route regularly (approximately 34 days) from the Connecticut River to the Hudson River during the late 1800s.
At the talk, some of the writers and co-writers of the book will be available for a book signing.
All are welcome to attend the talk. The event is free but advance sign up is required, and can be done by calling the Killingworth Library at 860-663-2000 or visiting www.killingworthlibrary.org