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.

jean quiltsJeanne Boulay, the 2016 Viewer’s Choice Quilt Award WinnerThe Hebron Historical Society hopes to find you in the center of Hebron at Maple Fest 2017 the weekend of March 18-19. The Old Town Hall will be filled with quilts, gift baskets, and Hebron t-shirts and mugs. There will be something for everyone.

The 28th Annual Quilt Show is being organized by HHS board members Mary-Ellen Gonci, Paula Billard. and Evelyn Griswold Local quilters and quilt aficionados have graciously loaned quilts, both new and old, and yours could be among them. Contact Mary-Ellen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details. For those who are admirers of the skill required to construct a quilt; who love the contrast of colors, the varied types of material, and the fascinating shapes found in quilts, this Quilt Show is for you.

The hearty Hebron Historical Society members will be outside selling their once-a-year Secret Recipe Maple Milk, either pleasingly warm or icy cold. Some 2-legged cows will be wandering around Hebron Green directing you to the Old Town Hall where you can refresh yourself and families with the Maple Milk and tasty Maple Baked Beans.

quilts 2017 Hebron Historical Society’s Request for Quilts

Quilts Needed for Show! The Hebron Historical Society will be holding its 28th Annual Quilt Show during the 2017 Hebron Maple Festival on March 18 & 19. As in the previous 27 years, quilts will be displayed at the Historical Society’s Old Town Hall on Main Street in Hebron.

The Historical Society invites both local and not-so-local quilters to share their handcrafted creations with other quilters and admirers. Over the years we have established a large following, and the show is always eagerly anticipated and well attended.

To create more interest, the Historical Society offers a viewer’s choice competition for both adults and children. In addition to having their quilts displayed, those quilters are invited to submit quilted items either on consignment or as a donation to the non-profit Hebron Historical Society.

For more details and/or to confirm your plan to participate, contact Mary-Ellen Gonci at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Holiday Gingerbread House Contest Sponsored by Historical Society

The Hebron Historical Society encourages your early planning for the 2016 Gingerbread House Contest. The competitive event will be held at Old Town Hall on December 3rd, the day of the Hebron Artisan Craft Fair. All ages are urged to participate.

The houses must be brought to Old Town Hall on Friday, December 2nd. They must be on a sturdy base and covered with a transparent material. Use an icing that will harden and then decorate your house however you wish. Houses will be judged for technique and creativity, and will be divided into groups according to the age of the entrant (under 18, and 18 + up) and whether the house was made from scratch or a kit. Awards will be given for first and second place in each category. Questions may be directed to Mary-Ellen @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gingerbread houses will become the property of the Hebron Historical Society and will be sold by Silent Auction at the Town of Hebron’s Artisan Crafts Show that will be held at the Douglas Library and Old Town Hall. The proceeds from the houses will go into The Society’s Capital Campaign fund to replace the roof on Old Town Hall.

In addition to the Gingerbread House contest, the Historical Society will be hosting Mr. and Mrs. Claus at their workshop, and will also be selling other items appropriate for gift-giving during the season. Old Town Hall will be decorated and welcoming to all ages.

Churchyard Residents minHistoric Attraction added to St. Peter’s Pumpkin Fest

Prominent citizens from old Hebron, now buried in St. Peter’s Cemetery, will be portrayed by members and friends of the Hebron Historical Cemetery this coming weekend from 2-4:00. Cemetery tours will begin in St. Peter’s Church where the well-known Jim Mirakian will play the old organ, and a brief history of the church will be shared.

Cemetery visitors will then be 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 will be worn. Visitors will leave feeling that they have met the old folks themselves. A selection of historic residents include Governor John S. Peters, his uncle, the Rev. Samuel Peters, Dr. Cyrus H. Pendleton and his daughter, Susie. Other people featured will be Marjorie Martin, the Douglas Library’s librarian, Jim Batson who was lost in Vietnam, Miss Carrie Kellogg, Town Clerk Della Porter Hills and more. You will “meet” some of Hebron’s military heroes, and other people who made a difference in Hebron.

Cemetery tours have been planned for Saturday and Sunday, October 1st and 2nd from 2-4:00 both days. This event will coincide with the St. Peter’s Pumpkin Fest which includes many wonderful free, family oriented events and activities. See for more information.

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For those who held a ticket to the High Tea on Saturday, May 7th, we know you were in for a pleasant surprise. For those who missed the event, please enjoy the photos and keep the Hebron Historical Society’s High Tea in mind for another year.

The community room of the Douglas Library was absolutely transformed. Small tea tables with white tablecloths, arranged for 2 – 4 ladies, held settings of matching china tea cups & saucers, plates, tea pots and fancy serving pieces. One-of-a-kind fresh flower arrangements were on each table.

Upon arrival, the guests had the opportunity to select a fancy old hat to wear for the occasion, if they weren’t already so decked out. Waitresses were kept busy refilling teapots as well as offering additional, tasty tidbits.

Following teatime, all guests relocated for the program portion of the event. Carol O’Brien had a vast collection of early lingerie, and lots of information to accompany the items.

The Douglas Library graciously co-sponsored the event. The Library provided the space and the Naughty Knickers program while the Historical Society handled all aspects of the High Tea.

At the conclusion of the afternoon, hats were removed but smiles were not.