James T. Powers
James T. Powers first developed a life-long love of history while growing up in the old industrial town of Wallingford, Connecticut where he came to realize that the past was all around us and that by connecting to it we could come to better understand who we are. Following graduation from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, James committed himself to a career of sharing that love through the teaching of history. Besides a bachelor’s degree, James has also received two master’s degrees from Wesleyan University.
As an historian, archaeologist, lecturer, and educator for 40 years, his interests and expertise have expanded to include local prehistoric and historic archeology and the study of 17th to 19th Century New England architecture. Throughout his career James has studied and taught about Early American history and Native American life and culture. His interest in the Quinnipiac people, a local Indigenous tribe, and his desire to share the story of the Quinnipiac experience and consciousness, has been furthered through his research while involved in the establishment of the Quinnipiac Dawnland Museum at the Dudley Farm Museum in Guilford, Ct. where he currently serves on the board of directors and is a founding member.
James is also a student of Celtic and Native American Shamanism which has given him insights into how those belief systems have shaped the world view of the cultures where shamanism is practiced.
James and his wife Adriana live in an early 18th century home in Durham, Connecticut.
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