New England Planner
“A History of the Digital Revolution”
April 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm| $375
Greenwich Historical Society will host distinguished historian, journalist and author Walter Isaacson for a special reception, book signing and dinner on Thursday, April 20th. Mr. Isaacson’s presentation will draw from his highly-acclaimed book, The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution, which examines the fascinating and creative personalities whose vision resulted in the creation of modern computers and the Internet. The contributions of luminaries such as Bill Gate and Steve Wozniak, and lesser known but no less important figures such as Ada Lovelace, English mathematician and daughter of Lord Byron and Alan Turing, WWII cryptanalyst and subject of the historical thriller The Imitation Game, will be explored. Proceeds from the event will support the Greenwich Historical Society’s Fund for Program Enrichment and will be matched by anonymous donors. The Fund for Program Enrichment supports and sustains educational initiatives, exhibitions, public programs, digital collections and preservation.