In part 2 of our visit to New Haven, Connecticut, Bob speaks with Jason Bischoff-Wurstle about the history of New Haven and the events that have shaped it into the city that it is today. In our interview, Jason covers an impressive number of topics, from New Haven’s settlement in the 1630s, to the city’s role in the American Revolutionary War, to the forces that remade the city in the 20th century. Jason also brings to light the many ways that New Haven has both shaped, and been shaped by, major events in American history, including the Civil War and World War II.
Jason Bischoff-Wurstle is Director of Photographic Archives at the New Haven Museum, and a leading figure in the city’s public history scene. He hosts the podcast This Day in New Haven History through WNHH 103.5fm, as well as The Relay, an all-vinyl music broadcast heard monthly on WPKN.