Many residents of southwestern Connecticut know the story of General Putnam and his famous ride from Greenwich to Stamford in 1779. But not every Greenwich resident realizes that Putnam did a great deal more than that dangerous ride over a local cliff.
Local historian and video producer John Savage has written and produced a video titled "Greenwich's General Putnam: The Rest of the Story," which will be presented at the Greenwich Library on Tuesday, October 27, at 2 p.m., in the Meeting Room. The video will tell of Putnam's exploits beyond those for which he's been emblazoned on the official seal of the Town of Greenwich.
Putnam had, in fact, an extraordinary life and career and was one of the greatest figures of the American Revolution -- known then throughout the land, because of his heroic actions while in command at the Battle of Bunker Hill.
Savage taught at the University of Connecticut and Fairfield University. During his career as a professional film-maker he wrote and produced motion pictures for Paramount, Warner Brothers and United Artists, as well as for major corporations. He has shown his DVD presentations at the Library before about General Putnam, Benedict Arnold, the Cos Cob Art Colony and "Boss" Tweed. Savage is a superb speaker and historian.
No registration is required. Program is free to the public. For more details, please call Carl White at 622-7948.