Local historical societies are often a great place to find hidden genealogy nuggets. They work to find and preserve the history and heritage of their local communities. They provide a number of programs to help educate the community about the history of the local area. Below are a few upcoming events from historical societies in Fairfield County, CT.
From the Brookfield Historical Society;
September 19 – Museum Program – The Titanic before the collision…
September 23 – Brookfield Farmfest – Blacksmithing Demonstration and much more!
From the Danbury Museum and Historical Society
September 21-22-23 – Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall: A time to Remember, to Reflect, to Heal
October 28 – Witches in Connecticut
From the Darien Historical Society;
September 21 – Free wine and cheese reception
From the Fairfield Museum and History Center;
September 25 – Connecticut in the Civil War
From the Monroe Historical Society;
October 21 – Haunted Halloween
From the Newtown Historical Society;
September 30 – 5th Annual “CHILDREN’S DAY” at the Little Red School House
From the Rowayton Historical Society;
September 15 – A Rowayton Civil War Encampment
From the Shelton Historical Society;
October 6 – Civil War Living History
From the Trumbull Historical Society;
September 16 – “The Life and Legacy of P.T. Barnum.”
October 21 – “New England’s Other Witch Hunt”
October 27 – “Pequonnock River Valley Hike”
November 4th – “Soldier and Civilian Accounts of Gettysburg”
From the Westport Historical Society;
October 6 – Saugatuck Walking Tour
October 27 – Do You Have a Treasure in Your Attic?
From the Weston Historical Society;
September 24 – Weston House Tour
From the Wilton Historical Society;
September 22 – Lambert House Walking Tour
Links to Historical Societies in Conneticut
Nestled on the eastern edge of Fairfield County, Connecticut is the town of Shelton. Originally indian tribal land as all of Connecticut was at one time, it was settled in about 1680 from people from Stratford. The town has a long history and the residents of Shelton can be proud of the Shelton Historical Society” . They have done a fantastic job of preserving the towns history.
On October 2, 2012, the Shelton Historical Society will be having a program entitled “Civil War Living History”. If you are from the area, it’s a great opportunity to learn about the civil war times.
Links to other Historical Societies in Connecticut
I’m not sure if this really qualifies for Society Saturday or not. The dates for the New England Regional Genealogy Conference 2013 have been announced. The conference will be held Manchester, New Hampshire from April 17 – Arpil 21, 2013.
I am by no means an official or un-official blogger for this conference. The NERGC conference lists the title of this years conference as “Woven in History – The Fabric of New England”. If any of the readers of my blog have a chance to attend this conference it will be well worth the money and time. I attended the NERGC conference in 2011 which was in Springfield, Massachusetts. It was both fun and educational. I came away from that conference with more research ideas, including starting this blog.
I highly recommend attending this wonderful conference to all.
The Oxford Historical Society of Connecticut will be having an open house on May 5 and 6, which is next weekend. There are a lot of activities which are planned for.
A special event on Saturday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. will be the appearance of David Loda, portraying Colonel David Humphreys, aide de camp to General Washington during the Revolution. While serving as ambassador in Europe he arranged to import Merino sheep. This breed is known for its excellent fiber and good size. With the introduction of the improved breeding from these sheep, local farmers were able to produce more wool and meat. Humphreys established America’s first woolen mill in Humphreysville, the area that later became Seymour.
On both Saturday and Sunday the Opening will feature sheep shearing demonstrations at 1 p.m. There will also be demonstrations on spinning. In addition felting will also be demonstrated.
You can find out more details by visiting the societies Web site: Oxford Historical Society
If you are in the area stop by and learn what the society has to offer in turns of genealogy materials for your local Oxford Connecticut ancestors.