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  • STEAP Grant Projects Well Underway

    Last spring the Barkhamsted Historical Society was the recipient of a $150,000, Small Town Economic Assistance Program, or STEAP Grant. The grant is specifically geared toward capital improvements and expansion. Several projects had been earmarked for these funds and have either been completed or are...
    Posted to Work Log (Weblog) by Richard on 11-21-2008
  • Local Artist Completes Trompe-l'œil Painting

    During the restoration efforts of Squires Tavern the location of an old staircase leading to the second floor was discovered by volunteers scraping paint. The discovery was detailed in an earlier Work Log post . After the discovery, the board decided to hire local artist Germaine Lemieux to create a...
    Posted to Work Log (Weblog) by Richard on 09-26-2008
  • Connecticut Open House Day - Saturday June 14, 2008

    Connecticut Open House Day - Saturday June 14, 2008 Connecticut Open House Day is a special state-wide event sponsored by the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism. On Saturday, June 14, 2008 a variety of cultural organizations and tourism attractions throughout the state will be open to visitors...
    Posted to Current Topics (Weblog) by Paul on 06-05-2008
  • Christmas At the Tavern

    Christmas At the Tavern On Sunday, December 2, 2007 the Historical Society held a special open house and kickoff of our old time Christmas decorations displays at the Squire's Tavern. The day included refreshments and a short talk on some of the Christmas decoration practices used by the families...
    Posted to Current Topics (Weblog) by Paul on 11-14-2007
  • Squire's Tavern open to the public each Wednesday 9 to noon and Sunday 1 to 3 p.m

    Squire's Tavern open to the public each Wednesday 9 to noon and Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. The Squires Tavern is open to the public on Sundays 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. This is in addition to our current hours on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon. The Barkhamsted Historical Society is restoring the historic building...
    Posted to Current Topics (Weblog) by Paul on 10-10-2007
  • Art at the Tavern - from Aug 12 to Sept 12, 2007

    Art at the Tavern - from Aug 12 to Sept 12, 2007 The Barkhamsted Historical Society hosted "Art at the Tavern", an exhibition featuring paintings, photographs, jewelry, pottery and abstract ceramic wall hangings. A reception at the Squire's Tavern was held on Sunday, August 12, 2007 as...
    Posted to Current Topics (Weblog) by Paul on 08-08-2007
  • 322) Central Connecticut State University students visit Squire's Tavern

    322) Central Connecticut State University students visit Squire's Tavern - July 13, 2007 A group of 16 students from the Central Connecticut State University visit the Squire's Tavern to learn about the building and the archeological work that has been done. The Historical Society is currently...
    Posted to Work Log (Weblog) by Paul on 07-13-2007
  • 321) July 4th Parade at Pleasant Valley and Open House at Squire's Tavern

    321) July 4th Parade at Pleasant Valley and Open House at Squire's Tavern - July 4, 2007 Historical Society members marched in the Independence Day parade held at Pleasant Valley. A fun time was had by all and the Star Band sounded fantastic as always. Also a special Open House was held at Squire's...
    Posted to Work Log (Weblog) by Paul on 07-04-2007
  • 320) Colebrook Historical Society visits the Squire's Tavern

    320) Colebrook Historical Society visits the Squire's Tavern - June 20, 2007 A group from the Colebrook Historical Society visits the Squire's Tavern. Walt Landgraf gives a tour of the Tavern and provides information on the restoration of the Tavern. Walt provides background on consultants used...
    Posted to Work Log (Weblog) by Paul on 06-20-2007
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