Sunday, January 21, 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.

Thank You, Carolyn, Shelley & More

Yes, all our thanks must go to Carolyn Aubin & Shelley Neubauer for their unbelievable organizational abilities, work ethics, and fundraising accomplishments. They accepted responsibility for the Hebron Historical Society’s 2017 Plant and Tag Sales, respectively.

No, they didn’t do it alone; they also have many friends and relatives happy to assist them. Among our good friends are:

~~Master Gardeners Elaine Massa, Mary Collins and Karen Sexton, who were available to answer gardening questions and offer plant choice suggestions.

~~Chris Andrulitis, friend to both Shelley and the Douglas Library, who was there every step of the way with sorting, pricing, packing tag sale remainders and helping to deliver them to Savers.

~~Rich Marzi, a special Hebron volunteer, who procured a tent for our use, arranged to borrow tables, and lined up both food and other vendors to add interest to the “Hello Summer Faire”.

~~All the people who donated plants and tag sale items. Without your donations, we couldn’t have these sales!!

~~HHS Members and Directors who can always be counted on to help!!

Together, the plant and tag sales raised over $2,500.00. That income will go into our general account to be used for Historical Society expenses. Our regular expenses are for electricity, heat, internet & insurance – just like yours at home! In addition, we offer interesting programs through the year relating to Hebron and its history.

Unlike many organizations, the HHS owns two buildings. Many people are surprised to learn that the Hebron Historical Society owns both “Old Town Hall” and the Burrows Hill School. Back in 1971, the Town of Hebron transferred to the HHS the deeds for both buildings. It is The Society’s responsibility to maintain these buildings.

You have probably read about our “Raise the Roof” capital campaign that was organized to raise the needed funding for both a new roof as well as exterior painting of Old Town Hall. You’ll be pleased to hear that we’re more than half way there!

Any and all help is greatly appreciated.


lost mill

Hebron Mill Sites Author to Speak at Library

Dick Symonds, the author of Lost Mill Sites in Hebron, Connecticut, will speak about the mill research project on Wednesday, February 1st. at the Douglas Library of Hebron. The program, co-sponsored by the Hebron Historical Society and the Douglas Library, will begin at 6:30 and end at 8:00 with the closing of the library.

Symonds and the Hebron team of assistants researched over 25 sites which had been located on the Blackledge River, Fawn Brooks East & West, the Jeremy River, Raymond Brook and Foote Saw Mill Brook. Many miles were hiked by Symonds and the local team of Geoff Kirkham, Larry Zimmerman, David Morrison and Mary Ann Foote. Research, photos, measurements and shared thoughts of the entire group provided answers to the workings of these early mills.

A PowerPoint presentation of the mill studies will be given by Symonds, with an opportunity for questions at the end of the program. Books will be available for purchase and signing by the author. Books are also available in the Town Clerk’s Office at the Hebron Town Office Building. Proceeds from book sales will go to the Historical Society’s capital campaign for replacing the roof and exterior painting of Old Town Hall.

All are invited to attend this free event.

OTH Restoration Campaign

I/we will gladly contribute to the “Raise the Roof” Campaign to help preserve Hebron’s most noticeable landmark, Old Town Hall, the home of the Hebron Historical Society.

/__ / I would like to make a one-time donation of: ____________
cupola Cupola / __ / $1,000.00 +
rafters Rafters / __ / $500.00
shinges Bundle of Shingles / __ / $200.00
nails Keg of Nails / __ / $100.00
scaffolding Scaffolding / __ / $______
/ __ / I would like to make recuuring donations of $_____ at ______ intervals.
Name _________________________________________________________
Best Phone Number __________ - ___________ - ____________________
Email _________________________________________________________

Signature ______________________________________________________

Hebron Historical Society, PO Box 43, Hebron CT 06248

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