Damien Cregeau, an independent Connecticut historian, will present an overview of Ukraine’s history over the past 150 years in a talk titled, “Ukraine: Then and Now,” on Sunday, Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. at the Old Tolland County Jail and Museum at 52 Tolland Green in Tolland.
The free talk is sponsored by the Tolland Historical Society.
Cregeau has given history talks throughout the eastern United States since 2007. He has a bachelor’s degree in history from Hillsdale College and a master’s degree in European history from Colorado State University.
His work has been published in several journals and magazines, including the Journal of the American Revolution and Connecticut History Review. He has traveled in Hungary, Slovakia and Ukraine and given talks on Ukrainian-Russian history since 2014 following the Russian invasions of Crimea and southeastern Ukraine that year.
Cregeau will present a detailed look at Ukraine’s history as well as an overview of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s life and strategy in the invasions of Ukraine this year and in the past in Chechnya, Georgia and Syria.