The William B. Stanley Lecture Series
After Mr. Stanley’s passing in 2009, the Norwich Historical Society’s Board of Directors solicited volunteers to form a committee to determine the most appropriate way to commemorate his passion for promoting Norwich History. The committee determined that it would implement an educational program that will endure for years to come, continuing his work and keeping Bill’s memory alive. The William B. Stanley Lecture Series features an annual lecture relevant to the history of Norwich delivered by an eminent scholar.
FUNDING and DONATION INFORMATION
In order to fund the ongoing lecture series, the Norwich Historical Society is engaged in a campaign to create an endowment the interest from which will be used to present the annual lectures. If you wish make a tax-deductible monetary donation, please send a check to “Norwich Historical Society” at 307 Main Street, Norwich CT 06360.
About Bill Stanley
William B. “Bill” Stanley was born in Norwich on July 10, 1929. Some of the highlights of his life work include service as a U.S. Marine in the Korean Conflict, stockbroker for Smith-Barney Co., State Senator of the 19th District, member of the Norwich Rotary Club, 1991 Citizen of the Year by the Eastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce, leader of the Norwich Downtown Recovery effort following the collapse of the Spaulding Pond Dam in 1963, fundraising for the United Fund in the 1960s, founder of the Water Authority of Southeastern Connecticut, Papal award-recipient from the Vatican, leader in the restoration of Samuel Huntington’s Tomb, Norwich historian, author, husband, father of three children and grandfather.
Bill Champagne (Chair), Michael Aliano, Lottie B. Scott, Karen Cook, and Regan Miner