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Sacred Heart University to join Fairfield to celebrate anniversaries

Photo by Autumn Driscoll

Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn. is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

To commemorate the town of Fairfield's 375th and Sacred Heart University's 50th anniversaries, Sacred Heart's History Department is sponsoring a special anniversary event on Monday, April 28. Professor Jennifer McLaughlin will discuss "A Call to Arms: War and Commemoration in Fairfield from the Pequot War to the Memorial Day Parade," focusing on how Fairfield has been shaped by American warfare.

The presentation will start at 7 p.m. in the Schine Auditorium at the university, 5151 Park Ave., and is free.

McLaughlin is an instructor of American history at SHU, and is a member of the American Historical Association.

For details, email alpf@sacredheart.edu or call 203-396-8241.