The Sleeping Giant Story: 210 Million Years in the Making

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History, Lectures, Science
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Join us for a historic overview of the Sleeping Giant State Park.  The unique landscape feature, whose iconic profile is familiar to us all, was shaped by many geologic forces. This unmistakable landmark engendered legends of cultural significance to the Indigenous Quinnipiac.  It also drew early colonizing settlers in the 18th century; attracted those seeking respite from 19th-century urban development: and today entices picnickers, hikers, and seekers of quiet and solitude.  Hobomock's ridges are a beloved and regional landmark with a varied and complex history.  

Our presenter,  Julie Hulten is a dedicated fan of the Sleeping Giant for nearly 15 years. She has completed the SGPA's Giant Master Challenge seventeen times and has served on the SGPA board in several positions including director.   As a former high school teacher and librarian, she would like to share her enjoyment, experiences, and research of the giant by sharing her extensive knowledge with you, our wonderful patrons.