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  • New Historic Panels Installed

    Three new historic panels containing history and information have been installed outside on the grounds of the Squire's Tavern. This completes the set of four that will give visitors a brief summary on four topics: 1) A welcome to the Tavern and brief background of our site. 2) The Squire's Tavern...
    Posted to Work Log (Weblog) by Richard on 09-03-2009
  • 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
  • 319) Volunteers at Squire's Tavern

    319) Volunteers at Squire's Tavern - June 13, 2007 A volunteer work crew does a variety of small jobs at the Squire's Tavern including moving unsold tag sale items and digging a post hole for a sign at the Tavern parking lot. Photo above - volunteers dig a post hole at the parking lot of the...
    Posted to Work Log (Weblog) by Paul on 06-13-2007
  • 306) Stencil work starts on the walls of the ballroom!

    306) Stencil work starts on the walls of the ballroom! - January 29, 2007 Historical Society volunteers Linne Landgraf and Sharon Lynes have spent a lot of time planning and preparing for the job of stenciling the walls of the ballroom at the Squire's Tavern. The stencils selected are some of the...
    Posted to Work Log (Weblog) by Paul on 01-29-2007
  • 300) Volunteers work at Squire's Tavern

    300) Volunteers work at Squire's Tavern - June 14, 2006 Volunteers mow weeds on the grounds of the Squire's Tavern and paint storm doors. Dave Ravasio and his crew prepare to replace the floor boards on the front porch of the Tavern. Contractor Ed Kostak has been working on the roof of the archival...
    Posted to Work Log (Weblog) by Paul on 06-14-2006
  • 292) Volunteer work

    292) Volunteer work - February 22, 2006 Volunteer Dave Ravasio prepares molding in the Hitchcock Room for painting. The molding was installed over the last couple of weeks. Preparing molding in the Hitchcock Room for painting.
    Posted to Work Log (Weblog) by Paul on 02-22-2006
  • 291) Archival storage prep work

    291) Archival storage prep work - January 27, 2006 Walt Landgraf has been working hard over the last several months with architect Justin Natale to prepare plans for the archival storage unit. This week they put together the final documents required so that the project can go out to bid soon. The storage...
    Posted to Work Log (Weblog) by Paul on 01-27-2006
  • 283) Volunteer work party

    283) Volunteer work party - June 15, 2005 Work continues on the information kiosk- Dave Ravasio and Charlie Lynes pick up native white pine ship-lapped siding for the kiosk. They work on truing up and strengthen the walls.
    Posted to Work Log (Weblog) by Paul on 06-15-2005
  • 282) Volunteer work party and other topics

    282) Volunteer work party and other topics - June 8, 2005 Work continues on the information kiosk (aka "the chicken coop") near the Squire's Tavern. Ted Bachman continues to work on records relating to the State STEAP grant. Walt Landgraf has set up a meeting with the architect working...
    Posted to Work Log (Weblog) by Paul on 06-08-2005
  • 278) Stair location discovered

    278) Stair location discovered - December 22, 2004 Volunteers scraping paint in the basement stairway discover the faint outline of what was probably the original stairway to the second floor at the Squire's Tavern. We know the existing stairway was not the original but were never sure exactly where...
    Posted to Work Log (Weblog) by Paul on 12-22-2004
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