Third Thursday Presentation Gail MacDonald

University of Connecticut Journalism Professor Gail MacDonald discussed her research book, Morton F. Plant and the Connecticut Shoreline, at the Connecticut State Library.

Gilded Age financier Morton F. Plant, inherited his father’s transportation empire and was determined to improve his community.  A dreamer eager to invest in innovative technology and grass-roots community causes alike, Plant’s influence ran deep on the Connecticut shoreline prior to World War I, and his legacy remains prominent. Plant’s summer mansion, Branford House, is one of southeastern Connecticut’s iconic landmarks. Gail MacDonald brings to life this important figure in Connecticut history and demonstrates his long-reaching impact in her book. This talk is part of the State Library and Museum of Connecticut History’s Third Thursday Brown-bag Lunchtime Speaker series.