National Historic Preservation Month

William N. Peterson (on the right), Senior Curator, Mystic Seaport, drew a capacity crowd on May 18 to listen to his illustrated talk, “Norwich to New London: Historic Ships and Shipping on the Thames River,” in the Grand Ballroom at The Spa at Norwich Inn. John G. O’Shaughnessy (on the left), General Manager of the historic property, which opened in 1930, is a member of Historic Hotels of America. An English High Tea, featuring tea sandwiches, scones, clotted cream, jams, petit fours and beverages, was served to 130 guests at this free, annual community event which celebrates May as National Historic Preservation Month.