Saturday, February 24, 2018

The Hebron Historical Society

Enjoy Hebron - It's Here To Stay

Anne Ives, Charter Member & Amazing Worker, Passes Away


Less than a day after Anne Ives passed away, this double rainbow appeared over Old Town Hall!

Click here for more about Anne Ives.

Kyle Nelson, recent RHAM graduate, opted to do his Eagle Project for the Hebron Historical Society at Old Town Hall. As you can see in the photos, he assumed the responsibility for an enormous project. He chose to have the threshold replaced, to prep and paint two sides of Old Town Hall, and to clean out and replace the plantings in front of OTH. There was lots of work to be shared by many of the Troop 28 Boy Scouts.

Since our Capital Campaign was to both replace the roof and paint the OTH, Kyle's project will allow the Historical Society time to raise more money before completing the paint portion of OTH.

Our many thanks to Kyle and all who worked on the project.


victorygardenThe Historical Society has sponsored military programs about various wars. While the men were fighting the wars, what were the rest of the population doing at home? During World Wars I and II, the government encouraged people to grow their own vegetables as part of the war effort. Planting a garden was considered a patriotic duty. At first they were called “War Gardens”. By World War II, they had become known as “Victory Gardens”. Elaine Massa’s presentation will include photos and information about the gardens, the government programs offered at the time, and the results of those programs. Following the program, go home and start your own garden!

“War Gardens”

Elaine Massa, Master Gardener & Hebron Resident

Thursday, May 18 -- 7:00 pm

Old Town Hall

The Program is Free and Open to All

church grounds

St. Peter’s Church & Cemetery, Hebron

Historic Attraction added to St. Peter’s Pumpkin Fest

Prominent citizens from old Hebron, now buried in St. Peter’s Cemetery, were portrayed by members and friends of the Hebron Historical Cemetery. Cemetery tours began in St. Peter’s Church where the well-known Jim Mirakian played the old organ, and a brief history of the church was shared.

Cemetery visitors were then guided to the graves of some old Hebron residents where they will be met by the portrayers. Research has been done on Hebron citizens who lived in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Period clothing was worn. Visitors left feeling that they had met the individuals themselves. A selection of historic residents included Governor John S. Peters, his uncle, the Rev. Samuel Peters, Dr. Cyrus H. Pendleton and his daughter, Susie. Other people featured were Marjorie Martin (WW I & II librarian), Jim Batson (lost in Vietnam), Carrie Kellogg and her grandmother, Arethusa Gillett Arnold. Also met were Town Clerk Della Porter Hills, Charles Bissell (lost his arm in Civil War), and Lewis Worthington Phelps (relative of Hebron’s first settler). These people all “made a difference” in Hebron.

Cemetery tours were held Saturday and Sunday, October 1st and 2nd from 2-4:00 both days. This event coincided with the St. Peter’s Pumpkin Fest which included many other wonderful free, family oriented events and activities.