Pomfret Historical Society Events

Pomfret Historical Society Presents

HISTORY MATTERS : 2022 SPEAKER PRESENTATIONS

Open to the Public

FORTHCOMING at the Pomfret Community Center

Date Presentation
MAY 14
SAT., 10 AM
THE NOTABLES & NOTORIOUS OF THE LAST GREEN VALLEY
with Bill Reid, Chief Ranger, The Last Green Valley
JUNE 11 SAT.
10 AM
TOUR OF WATERCOURSE DISTILLERY, RT. 44, POMFRET
AUGUST 13
SAT., 10 AM
THE HISTORIC MILLS OF POMFRET
with Dick Symonds
SEPTEMBER 10
SAT., 10 AM
COMMON SENSE: LAST  GREEN  VALLEY  GREENS  & COMMONS
with Bill Reid
OCTOBER 8
SAT., 10 AM
WALTER WOODWARD, CT STATE HISTORIAN
OCTOBER 22
4—6 PM
CONNECTICUT  TROUBADOURS AT  TYRONE FARM
A “WALKTOBER” Concert at Tyrone Farm in Pomfret
featuring five singer/musicians who have held the title of CT State Troubadour:
Sally Rogers, Hugh Blumenfeld, Nekita Weller, Phil Rosenthal, Kate Callahan
NOV. 12
SAT., 10 AM
COLONIAL FOOD SUPPLY AND FOODWAYS
with Caroline Sloat

 

RECENT PRESENTATIONS

Date Presentation
November HISTORY OF THE WOODSTOCK ACADEMY
with Robert Smith, Academy Historian
January HISTORIC POMFRET BOUNDARIES AND HOUSES
with Walt Hinchman, Historian, Rectory School and Pomfret School
February ANTIQUE PHOTOGRAPHY
with Hunter Neal
March THE WINDHAM (CT) TEXTILE MILL
with Bev York, Windham Mill Educational Consultant
April THE 1696 CHANDLER HOUSE
with Jay Livernois

 

"Waking the Dead"

Archaeology, Genealogy and Archival Research of Enslaved Africans and Native Americans Four Workshops on research techniques and burial ground restoration featuring the enslaved Africans of Jonathan Randall from 1777 up to the Civil War.

Workshop included tours of historic sites and demonstrations on repairing and cleaning gravestones.

Series is funded by a grant from CThumanties. The Last Green Valley provided filming of all parts of the 4 days under the direction of Fran Kefalas.