Board Members

CT Coalition for History Board Members represent many of the major history interests in the state. The volunteer Board Members meet four times each year throughout the state to discuss items of interest to the state’s historical community and to plan projects.


President: Rebecca L. Taber, Connecticut Democracy Center

Vice President:  Scott Wands, Connecticut Humanities

Secretary:  Stephen Armstrong, Social Studies Consultant, Connecticut Department of Education

Treasurer:  Cecelia Bucki, Fairfield University,


Stephen Armstrong, Social Studies Consultant, Connecticut Department of Education, Stephen.Armstrong(at)

Nicholas Bellantoni, CT State Archaeologist emeritus, University of Connecticut emeritus, nicholas.bellantoni(at)

Irene Q. Brown, University of Connecticut emeritus, irene.q.brown(at)

Cecelia Bucki, Fairfield University, cbucki(at)

Cornelia Dayton, University of Connecticut, cornelia.daytron(at)

David DeNaples, Hopkins School (New Haven), daviddenaples(at)

Mary Donohue, Grant House Heritage Services, marydonohue(at)

Harvey Feinberg, Southern Connecticut State University, emeritus, feinbergh1(at)

Catherine Fields, Litchfield Historical Society, cfields(at)

Michael D. Hattem, Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute and Yale National Initiative, michael.hattem(at)

Katherine Hermes, Central Connecticut State University, emeritus, and Connecticut Explored, hermesk(at)

Robert Imholt, Albertus Magnus College emeritus, rimholt(at)

Kristen Keegan, Independent Historian, knkeegan(at)

Robert Kret, Connecticut Historical Society, rob_kret(at)

Jeffrey F. L. Partridge, Capital Community College, jpartidge(at)

Lizette Pelletier, Connecticut State Archivist, Lizette.Pelletier(at)

Donald W. Rogers, Central Connecticut State University, emeritus, donrogershistorian(at)

Deborah Schander, Connecticut State Library, deborah.schander(at)

Elizabeth G. Shapiro, Connecticut Office of the Arts and State Historic Preservation Office, elizabeth.shapiro(at)

Sarah Sportman, Office of State Archaeology, sarah.sportman(at)

Kevin Staton, F. Warde High School, kcstaton(at)

Nancy Steenburg, University of Connecticut Avery Point, nancy.steenburg(at)

Rebecca L. Taber, Connecticut Democracy Center, rebecca.taber(at)

Maisa Lynne Tisdale, Mary & Eliza Freeman Center, Bridgeport, mltconsulting(at)

Thomas Thurston, Gilder Lehrman Center, Yale University, thomas.thurston(at)

Margaret Anne Tockarshewsky, New Haven Museum, MAT(at)

Scott Wands, Connecticut Humanities, swands(at)

Kendall Wiggin, retired from Connecticut State Library, kenwiggin(at)

Christopher Wigren, Preservation Connecticut, cwigren(at)

Amrys Williams, Connecticut League of History Organizations, amrys(at)

Walter Woodward, Connecticut State Historian and University of Connecticut, Hartford, walter.woodward(at)