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  • First Annual Antique Show

    The Barkhamsted Historical Society, in partnership with the Riverton Merchants Association, successfully planned, organized, and conducted our first Riverton Antiques Show on Friday, September 18 to Sunday, September 20. This event is significant for BHS because we hope to build it up as our primary...
    Posted to Current Topics (Weblog) by Richard on 10-01-2009
  • Riverton is getting a makeover

    Town Diary - August 2006 Riverton is getting a makeover. Throughout the spring and summer of 2006, and especially in the month of August, the Riverton section of Barkhamsted has seen lots of construction work relating to the Riverton Streetscape project. The Streetscape project involves the installation...
    Posted to Town Diary (Weblog) by Paul on 08-16-2006
  • Historical Society Receives Grants for Riverton Historic District

    Historical Society Receives Grants for Riverton Historic District by Rebecca Ransom The Barkhamsted Historical Society was recently given two grants, totaling nearly $4,000, to complete the study and nomination for the Riverton Historic District. In December, the Historical Society was granted a $2,200...
    Posted to Current Topics (Weblog) by Paul on 12-17-2005
  • Glassblower Peter Greenwood Converting Former Hitchcock Chair Museum

    Town Diary - May 2005 Glassblower Peter Greenwood Converting Former Hitchcock Chair Museum It may not be evident from the exterior but the former Hitchcock Chair Museum in Riverton is undergoing extensive renovations to the interior of the historic building during the month of May. Glassblower Peter...
    Posted to Town Diary (Weblog) by Paul on 05-18-2005
  • Riverton General Store

    Town Diary - November 2002 Riverton General Store Small country stores may have changed over time, but there is no doubt that the local store is still an important part of the neighborhood. This is certainly true of the Riverton General Store -- can you imagine Riverton without the store? Located in...
    Posted to Town Diary (Weblog) by Paul on 11-13-2002
  • Ice Cream at the Sweet Shoppe in Riverton

    Town Diary - July 2002 Ice Cream at the Sweet Shoppe in Riverton. A simple pleasure on a hot July day is a visit to the Sweet Shoppe in Riverton for some smooth, cool ice cream in your favorite flavor. Walk into the Sweet Shoppe, wipe the sweat from your brow and plunk down $2.55 for a coconut almond...
    Posted to Town Diary (Weblog) by Paul on 07-21-2002
  • 91st Annual Riverton Fair - October 2000

    Town Diary - October 2000 Sunny Weather and 22,000 Visitors for the 91st Annual Riverton Fair As luck would have it, October 13, 14, and 15 were unseasonably warm, sunny days with high temperatures in the 70s. It was perfect weather for drawing 22,000 people to the Riverton Fair. And perfect weather...
    Posted to Town Diary (Weblog) by Paul on 10-15-2000
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