It is with bittersweet hearts that we announce the retirement of Connecticut State Historian Walter Woodward. He is set to retire at the end of the academic year. The amazing range of his work in the role can be glimpsed on the website of the Office of the State Historian.
The job search for the next state historian is now underway, led by UConn History Professor Manisha Sinha. NPR has featured the job search on a lengthy and rich “Where We Live” segment, with insights from Walter Woodward, Manisha Sinha, New London City Councilor Curtis Goodwin, and historian Lonnie Braxton II. That is rare honor that NPR has bestowed upon us!
We wish Walt all the best in his endeavors as State Historian Emeritus!