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Hebron History Articles

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Hebron Cemetery Guide

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Hebron History Timeline

1675 On February 29, Joshua (also known as Attawanhood), son of Uncas, signed his will…

Hebron's Beginnings

While there are now 169 Connecticut municipalities, Hebron is actually one of the oldest.…

The Gilead Room

“The Gilead Room” as it now appears in the Yale University Art Gallery A Gilead Room at…

Newspaper Accounts Recreate Life in 18th Century Hebron

Your Douglas Library card allows you access to some of the greatest Connecticut research…

Hebron Women and the Suffragette Movement, 1911-1920

American women were formally granted the right to vote August 18, 1920 as a result of the…

History in a Tiny Booklet: Hebron’s Annual Town Report, 1912-13

If ever you want a birds-eye view of Hebron history for a particular year, all you have…

Fascinating Vignettes in Hebron History

Hebron has an extremely rich history. In addition to some of the more well-known people…

Odd Lots: A Bird’s Eye View of Hebron, 1909-1910

by Donna J. McCalla If ever you want a concise history of Hebron in the early 20th…

Hebron Celebrates 250th Anniversary in Grand Fashion

In the age of the Internet, we sometimes forget that for over a century history has been…

Reverend George Milne Publishes New Hebron History Book

The Reverend George Milne, minister of both the Gilead and Hebron Congregational Churches…

Reflecting on Our Past: Hebron’s 1908 Celebrations

In 1908, as a result of the dedication of (and perhaps a little arm-twisting from) Ida…

Hebron’s Well-known Individuals

May 22, 2005 Declared “Foote Family Day” by Governor M. Jodi Rell

The clouds parted, and the sun came out at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, 2005. Just in…

Reflections…. On the Lives of Lulu and Gil Jones

Tell me then what is this glory That come to our fighting Sons Tell then what is the…

Zachmanns Recall Life in Hebron’s “Little Italy

The United States witnessed significant population growth at the start of the 20th…

Leadership in a Time of Change: The Story of John Horton

Almost every American community in post-World War II America underwent tremendous change…

Hebron Immigrants, 1912-1920: The Hildings Leave A Permanent Mark

Immigration and immigrants are hot topics in today’s world. Hebron has witnessed…

“Irreplaceable” Wilbur and Maralyn Porter Are Missed at Douglas Library

They only retired from their services at the Douglas Library last October, but already…

Remembering Betsy

Elizabeth Hutchinson Foote Osborn, a lifelong Hebron resident, passed away September 13,…

Elton Buell Family

We tend to think that the challenges, triumphs and tragedies that Hebron families face in…

The Elton Buell Family: One of the Oldest Family Names in Hebron

The name “Buell” has been in Hebron for centuries. One of those was Elton Buell, who…

Edward and Marion Foote: Lives Lived Well

Governor M. Jodi Rell declared Sunday, May 22, 2005 as “Foote Family Day” in honor of the…

From Hebron to New York, and Back Again: Grace Rathbun Grubert Recalls Her Remarkable Life

Hebron residents have grown accustomed to seeing the shiny Cadillac drive through town…

Edward Ashley Smith

A Man Of All Times: Memories of Edward Ashley Smith Donna J. McCalla, President, Hebron…

Lloyd Sherwood Gray -- Diaries and Picture Gallery

Lloyd Gray's Air Campaigns Lloyd Gray's Handwritten Diaries from World War II Lloyd…

Annie Hutchinson Foote

"To Thee We Will Sing:" The Life of Annie Hutchinson Foote - by Donna J. McCalla

Alice Elizabeth Hills Foote

Alice Elizabeth Hills Foote is still remembered for many things. Born September 21, 1868,…

Izzy Turshen: Hebron’s “Renaissance Man”

His name isn’t really “Izzy,” you know. Some remember that he was officially “Ira Charles…

Hebron Postal Service History

Hebron Postmasters 1801-Present

Courtesy of Thomas Gauthier, Postmaster, Amston, CT Name Title Date Appointed Simeon…

Gilead Postmasters 1828-1914

Gilead Postmasters 1828-1914 Courtesy of F. C. Bissell, Town of Hebron Scrapbook…

Choosing a Postmaster, the Old-Fashioned Way

The process of appointing a postmaster can sometimes be arduous, as U.S. Postal Service…

Amston Postmasters

History of Turnerville/Amston Postmasters, 1863-present, courtesy of Thomas Gauthier,…

Hebron's Military

Hebron's Civil War Bonds

On January 18, 1864, a Hebron Town Meeting was held, and residents voted to issue Civil…

A Soldier’s Story: Leonard Porter’s Memories of Life in the Army Air Corps

“At the time [I enlisted] I was working at Electric Boat in Groton as a ship fitters…

Bradford E. Smith’s Memories of World War II

The Smith family name has been well known in Hebron for two centuries, going back to 1794…

Hebron Mills, Manufacturing & Farming

Sterling Manufacturing, Inc

"Sterling Manufacturing, Inc: The Rise and Fall of Hebron's Brightest Star - by Donna…

House on the Hill: The Story of the Ams Mansion

The story of the Ams Mansion has captured the imagination of many. Perhaps it is because…

'Foote Family Day' Honors Efforts To Preserve Connecticut Farmland

May 31, 2005By PETER MARTEKA, Courant Staff Writer A strong wind blows through a field of…

Hebron's Religious

A Century of Growth and Stability: Gilead Congregational Church, 1747-1878

Dorothy Gantner Giglio has donated an original, 32-page booklet, “A Historical Sketch of…

Lucy’s Story: “Memories of a Commonplace Life”

Last year, E. W. Buell’s granddaughter, Dorothy Gantner Giglio, donated small booklet to…

Hebron’s History Through Art

Diana Tyler Drawings

Diana Wythe (Mimi) Tyler is a local Hebron resident and nationally known artist. Mimi has…