To commemorate the town of Fairfield's 375th and Sacred Heart University's 50th anniversaries, Sacred Heart's History Department is sponsoring a special anniversary event on Monday, April 28. Professor Jennifer McLaughlin will discuss "A Call to Arms: War and Commemoration in Fairfield from the Pequot War to the Memorial Day Parade," focusing on how Fairfield has been shaped by American warfare.

The presentation will start at 7 p.m. in the Schine Auditorium at the university, 5151 Park Ave., and is free.

McLaughlin is an instructor of American history at SHU, and is a member of the American Historical Association.

For details, email or call 203-396-8241.