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Dr. Estelle Feinstein to receive 1999 Homer D. Babbidge Jr. Award


Contact: Elaine Best
Stamford Historical Society

OCTOBER 28, 1999

The Association for the Study of Connecticut History, has announced that the Homer D. Babbidge Jr. Award Committee has voted to present the 1999 Babbidge Award to Dr. Estelle Feinstein in recognition of her life-long contribution to Connecticut History.

The award will be presented to Dr. Feinstein at the annual Association for the Study of Connecticut History (ASCH) conference to be held at Fairfield University on November 13, 1999. The presentation will take place at 1:00 p.m. in the Oak Room, of the Barone Campus Center.

Dr. Feinstein is currently the consulting historian for the Stamford Historical Society, and is the author of three books about Stamford History: «Stamford in the Gilded Age», «Puritan to Patriot» and «Stamford, an Illustrated History». Until her retirement she was a Professor of History, University of Connecticut, Stamford.

Dr. Feinstein received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanderbilt University, a Master of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Ph.D. from Columbia University. She has served on the Board of the Connecticut Historical Commission, American Revolutionary Bicentennial Committee of Connecticut and was a member of the Charter Revision Commission of the City of Stamford. In addition she has been a participant-scholar with the Connecticut Humanities Council. National Humanities Faculty, National Endowment for the Humanities, Seminar on the City (Columbia University), College Board and the Committee on American History and Social Studies.

Jon E. Purmont, President of ASCH noted in the announcement of The Babbidge Award to Dr. Feinstein that "the officers and members of ASCH were truly pleased that the committee had selected her for the award, in recognition of her outstanding work in enhancing the study of Connecticut history."

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