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First Name
Laura
Last Name
Walls
Affiliation
Historical Society of Glastonbury
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Keywords
Medieval, England, Royal, Women in Medieval England, New England, Connecticut, Revolutionary War, Nathan Hale, Culper Spy Ring, Early Spies in America, History of British Fashion, Rebellious Fashion, Glastonbury History, Underground Railroad in Glastonbury
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About Me

I am a historian and the associate director at the Historical Society of Glastonbury. My previous work includes the Tower of London, National Trust (UK), the Nathan Hale Homestead, and the British Army. I have a BA in English Literature and Women’s Studies from Eastern Connecticut State University, with a MA with Honors in Museum Studies from Kingston University in London, England. I have also attended the London International Palaeography Summer School at the University of London and numerous courses at universities in the United Kingdom.

 

My main areas of research are the English Middle Ages, Early Spy Activities in America, and Glastonbury History. I have created exhibits and projects stemming from a video game based on a medieval monk in partnership the Museum of London to the first property specific “50 Things To Do Before You’re 11 3/4” program for the National Trust.  Whilst at the Tower of London I recieved the “Royal Seal of Approval” award and served as an ambassador for them at private Royal engagements.

 

Currently I am finishing research on the Underground Railroad in Glastonbury, Connecticut, the first research to be done on the subject. This exciting new work is expected to rewrite the history of the town and will create new exhibits, events, and programs.

Recent Publications

Publications:

“You Say You Want (Fashion) Revolution?” The History Magazine, November 29, 2018

The Trial of Glastonbury’s Infamous Abortionist, Glastonbury Citizen, May 9, 2019

Featured in:

Under the Dark Sky: Life in the Thames River Basin by Steven G. Smith, Wesleyen University Press, 2018

Media Coverage:

Historical Society Asst. Director Has Local Roots, Glastonbury Citizen, February 14, 2019

 

Media Coverage
The Day, Glastonbury Citizen, New England Today Living
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
British Isles, United States
Expertise by Chronology
Medieval, 18th century
Expertise by Topic
American Revolution, American Founding Era, American Presidents, Art & Architectural History, Gender, Local & Regional, Museums, Politics, Rebellion & Revolution, Women