Geologist Ray Underwood, a Washington CT resident, delivers a talk & visual presentation A Look Back Through Geologic Time (The Real Reason New Preston and Washington Seem Worlds Apart).
You may have noticed the difference between the Hartford valley, the Northwest Hills and Upstate New York? At different times in Connecticut’s geologic history, there were mountains that rivaled the Himalayas. It was connected to Western Europe, Ireland, and Africa and the Atlantic Ocean tried to split it in two. Connecticut’s geologic history, currently cloaked mostly by our forests and farm lands, has at different times in the past, been much more “active”. All of this and more has been deciphered from the “evidence in our rocks”.
Ray’s talk and visual presentation will explore the reasons our hills came to be and the complexity of our local, state, and regional environment.
Gunn Memorial Library and Museum
5 Wykeham Road, Washington CT 06794