First selectman turns pages of rare books

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First Selectman Michael Tetreau and Pequot Library Executive Director Heather-Marie Montilla field students’ questions during a ‘Page Turning’ event.

First Selectman Michael Tetreau helped Pequot Library give back to the community on Nov. 21.

Before a crowd of more than 50 people, including preschoolers from Trinity Parish Nursery School, Pequot Library’s staff unlocked a rare book case to let the public view books from Pequot’s special collections without having the protective glass in the way.

Tetreau was instructed by Pequot’s staff on how to handle the 170-year-old books and selectively turn the pages. Volumes 1, 2, and 3 in the large books, History of the Indian Tribes of North America from the Indian Gallery in the Department of War at Washington, D.C., were turned, and the public helped decide which pages were to be left on display until the “Page Turning” event on Dec. 5.

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