Historical Society is working to preserve and share the history and culture
of the Connecticut town of Barkhamsted. In these pages we hope
to share with you information, sights and flavors of Barkhamsted, past
Barkhamsted Historical Society
New Domain Name
Unfortunately, due to circumstances out of our control, we have had
to change our domain name for the Barkhamsted Historical Society website.
*Please note the new .US extension.
Our site can no longer be reached at barkhamstedhistory.org. Please update
your links and bookmarks.
Barkhamsted Historical Society Program
On March 10th at 7pm at the Barkhamsted
Senior Center, 109 West River Rd.,Pleasant Valley, the Barkhamsted Historical
Society presents Martin Podskoch speaking on the CCC camps in CT. These
camps were formed during the Depression by President Franklin Roosevelt
as part of his New Deal from 1933-1942 and housed young men who lived
in a military- like environment and worked and sent money home . We
had one right on West River Rd. in Barkhamsted and many of the trails
in People’s Forest were built during that time. Marty has also written
a new book” Connecticut Civilian Conservation Corps Camps: Their History,Memories
and Legacy” which he will have for purchase. Admission is free and refreshments
will be served. Questions call: Noreen Watson 860 738 1152
A new publication is now available on the Walt Landgraf
Soapstone Quarry located in Barkhamsted on Ragged Mountain in Peoples State
Forest. The publication is written by archaeologist Dr. Ken Feder
and was produced with funding from the State Historic Preservation Office,
the Farmington River Coordinating Committee and the Barkhamsted Historical
Society. This is a very nice summary of the soapstone quarry and nearby
rock shelter that was utilized by native Americans thousands of years ago. The
area is of such interest and importance that it was designated an archaeological
preserve by the State of Connecticut in 2015. The 24-page booklet
is available at the Squire’s Tavern for $5 or for $10 (to cover shipping)
you can order a copy and we will mail it to you.
The 24-page booklet, Barkhamsted Lighthouse, by
Dr. Ken Feder, tells the story of the Barkhamsted Lighthouse
community, and the archaeological research by Dr. Feder and his team. Price
$5 at the Tavern or $10 by mail (includes shipping).
Take a virtual tour of Squires Tavern
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drag to view in 360 degrees. Click the arrows to advance to next panorama.
The Squire's Tavern Store
now has mugs,trivets and refrigerator magnets for purchase.The mugs come in 3 styles
and cost $10 each,the trivets are $15 each and feature several scenes from Barkhamsted,
and the magnets come in 3 styles and cost $5 each.Great ideas for gifts.Stop in