James T. Powers

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James T. Powers first developed a life-long love of history while growing up in the old industrial town of Wallingford, Connecticut where he came to realize that the past was all around us and that by connecting to it we could come to better understand who we are.  Following graduation from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, James committed himself to a career of sharing that love through the teaching of history.

 

As an historian, archaeologist, lecturer, and educator for 40 years, throughout his career James has studied and taught about Early American history and Native American life and culture.  His interest in the Quinnipiac and his desire to share the story of the Quinnipiac experience has been furthered through his research while involved in the establishment of the Quinnipiac Dawnland Museum at the Dudley Farm Museum in Guilford, Ct. where he currently serves on the board of directors and is a founding member. James is also a student of Celtic and Native American Shamanism which has given him insights into how that belief system shapes the world view of the cultures where shamanism is practiced. 

 

Besides a BA, James has also received two MA’s from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. James is the author of four nonfiction books on topics associated with historical events and developments in Connecticut history; Saving the Farm; A Journey through Time, Place, and Redemption, Seeing the Past; Stories on the Trail of a Yankee Millwright, and the latest, On the Edge of Uncertainty; The Siege and Battles of Saybrook Fort during the Pequot War, 1636-1637. Ancient Wisdom, Modern Hope; Relearning Environmental Connectiveness will be released in November 2021.

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