Historical Society Program Series
The Historical Society annual program series concluded with the May 13, 2005 presentation by Marc Banks some of his archeology work across Connecticut, including some test pits done at the Squire's Tavern. Join us in February 2006 for our next series. We offer four programs in the series each year, on the second Friday of the month from February through May. The programs are free and open to the public.
Our 2005 program lineup included:
Friday, February 11, 2005
Civil War Experiences. Miles Messenger, member of the Connecticut Civil War Roundtable, presented the Civil War experiences of Horace Messenger, his great, great uncle.
Friday, March 11, 2005
Chinese Export Porcelain. Chinese porcelain was the standard for the European porcelain production in the 17th and 18th centuries. Mike Day shared his research on Chinese export porcelain with us, relating it as much as possible to what may have been used at the Squire's Tavern and elsewhere in Barkhamsted.
Friday, April 8, 2005
Preserving Your Family Heirlooms. It's time to clean out those family heirlooms to enjoy today and to preserve for future generations. Learn how to deal with your old family photographs and paper records using modern preservation techniques to create your own family archives. Sarah Polirer, a practicing archivist for over 18 years, discussed the issues and ways to preserve these records.
Friday, May 13, 2005
Archeological Explorations. Archeologist Marc Banks discussed digs in Connecticut and Barkhamsted relating to farms, old houses and taverns. The glass, ceramics, bone metal and other objects found at these sites were pieced together to tell a story of some of the activities that occurred there and when they happened.