Sunday Afternoon Talks

Stratford Library

“The Stratford Veterans Museum”
Bob Mastroni, 1Zoom April 3rd 2-3:30 p.m

The Stratford Library continues the new season of its popular “Sunday Afternoon Talks” series of informative and entertaining talks with “The Stratford Veterans Museum” on Sunday, April 3rd at 2 p.m.  Guest speaker is Stratford’s Bob Mastroni, one of the original co-founders of the museum.

Mastroni was born and raised in Stratford, attended Stratford High school and Kansas State Teacher’s College in addition to Fairfield University where he received a Masters and Sixth year degrees.  He taught Biology at Fairfield Prep, Bunnell High School and Housatonic Community College for a total of nearly 50 years.

As a popular football coach he was inducted into both the Stratford and Bunnell High Schools Hall of Fame and was twice named “Coach of the Year”.   A proud Army veteran, Mastroni served as Chairman of Stratford’s Korean War and World War II Monument Committees and is currently Chairman of the Stratford Monument Preservation Committee.

For the Library, Mastroni’s PowerPoint presentation about the Stratford Veterans Museum starts with the need to tell the story of Stratford veterans who have served this country since the Revolutionary War.

The museum is currently collecting information to create a database and a picture of the veterans (in uniform) to put on display.  Oral interviews of veterans are also being conducted and the most important objective of the new museum is to make it a destination for student field trips.

The “Sunday Afternoon Talks” series, hosted by Charles Lautier of Stratford, is held from 2-3:30 pm on the Zoom platform. To register online and receive an invitation for the April 3rd program visit: https://stratfordlibrary.libcal.com/event/8849397.

For further info: 203.385.4162.

 Photo Caption:  Stratford’s Bob Mastroni

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