Local author Tricia Staley will discuss her book "Norwich in the Gilded Age: The Rose City's Millionaires' Triangle" as part of the Connecticut Authors Trail. Free event; no registration required. Copies of "Norwich in the Gilded Age" will be available for sale and signing. For more information on the Trail, visit www.connecticutauthorstrail.org.
Stroll down Norwich's most fashionable mile of millionaires' mansions and mingle with the extraordinary people who lived and played behind their elegant façades during the glamorous Gilded Age. Wealthy manufacturers and merchants constructed magnificent mansions, many of which survive today, along this trendiest triangle in the glitzy Rose of New England. Tricia Staley has uncovered forgotten scandals like the Blackstone baby kidnapping and the bank cashiers who embezzled thousands of dollars from wealthy residents, as well as the drama of fortunes made and lost. Meet Tiffany's founding partner John Young, rubber shoe manufacturing king William A. Buckingham, the Slaters, Greenes, Hubbards and more salacious, stylish titans of industry and extravagance.