This program will also be streamed to our Kingsley Room. Register here if you want to watch it at the library.
Enjoy hearing some of the stories that unfolded in Connecticut’s rich and perpetual history of aviation innovation. Did you know that one of the pioneers of aerial photography was from Connecticut? Covering 17 decades, many celebrated Connecticut accomplishments helped pioneer early flight and motivate brave fliers. Who knew that Connecticut, once the leader in U.S. stagecoach travel, would evolve to provide the global aviation community with critical engines, instruments and technologies? Our state created history and contributed to the nation’s overall leadership in aviation. Learn more in a fun, 50-minute virtual presentation.
John Cilio has been telling the stories of history for over a decade. He is a skilled historian having published seven historical books ranging from women working in WWII and their impact on today’s business world to vintage helicopters. Nickolai Sikorsky wrote the foreword to his Helicopter Evolution book and Prince William was kind enough to write a letter about his copy of the book. He is an honorary member of the Danbury, Connecticut WWII Lost Squadron Veterans organization. John hails from a career in IBM corporate marketing and has spoken to large and small audiences in over 60 countries around the world. He lives in Sherman, Connecticut.
Like all Southbury Public Library programs, this event is free to attend and open to anyone regardless of town of residency. Registration is required. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library. For more information about this program, please email Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the reference desk at 203-262-0626 ext 130.
The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.
This program will be taking place on Zoom. The invitation links will be sent via email on the day of the program. To ensure that the invitation link reaches you, check your inbox for the registration confirmation email after signing up.