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.

The Hebron Historical Society is holding its annual Plant Sale at Old TownHall on Saturday, June 4, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. We would appreciate any plants that you may be dividing from your gardens. Carolyn Aubin has pots of all sizes to share, and will accept any plants you may be dividing between now and June 4th. There will also be a drop off time at Old Town Hall on Thursday, June 2, at 6 p.m. The HHS will gladly accept any plant or garden related items or tools to sell that day. The Plant Sale is one of the Historical Society's biggest fundraisers, and it depends on the participation of people like you.

Call Carolyn Aubin at 860-818-1510 with any questions

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The year 2016 brought a different organization to the Hebron Maple Fest. The Windham Chamber of Commerce was in charge, and Hebron Maple Beans were the new attraction. The Quilt Show had new display racks which provided cubbies where visitors could either stop to study the quilts, or step into while getting out of traffic and visiting with friends. The weather was good, and cows were in abundance on the Town Green. A mixture of music was played in OTH while folks filled out tickets for the many and varied Tea Cup Auction baskets. Check out the photos for visual memories of the weekend.


Where are all the Critters Coming From?

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In time for Earth Day, Thursday night, April 21 at 7:00 p.m.

Hebron’s Old Town Hall, Main Street, Hebron

Master Wildlife Conservationist, Allen Petell, will present and discuss Connecticut’s wildlife and changing environment. Learn about the impact humans have had on Connecticut’s wildlife habitats throughout history, and subsequent attempts by the CT DEEP to restore the habitats and extirpated species in the state. Some of the native species discussed will be the white-tailed deer, black bear, moose, fisher cat, coyote, fox, bobcat and wild turkey.

drum circle

Come hear a presentation about Native American history including local tribes, listen to a drum circle, see a display of artifacts, and taste a sampling of traditional recipes on Thursday, October 22, at the Old Town Hall, Hebron Center.  Meet and Greet begins at 7:00 pm and the program begins at 7:30 pm.

Special guests the Black Wolf Medicine Drum Circle will sing and play traditional & original Native American songs from the Eastern Woodlands in both the Algonquin & English languages.  If you have never experienced the power and energy of a drum circle, now is the time!   

Admission is FREE and the program is OPEN to the PUBLIC.  Sponsored by the Hebron Historical Society, members and guests are asked to make a monetary donation to help support HHS. 

The Society is a nonprofit organization devoted to preserving Hebron’s history and providing community programs.  HHS raises funds for the upkeep of the Old Town Hall and Burrows Hill School House.  Consider supporting the Society by becoming a member and/or making a donation.

glassGlassmaking was the first industry in the Colonies, and Connecticut had 15 early glassworks. Several of those glassworks were located nearby, in Manchester, Coventry and West Willington. Noel Tomas, leader of the Museum of Connecticut Glass, is the right person to introduce historic Connecticut glass. Mr. Tomas will be the speaker at the Hebron Historical Society, Old Town Hall, on Thursday, September 24th.

Noel Tomas is the founding President of the Museum of Connecticut Glass located in Coventry at the junction of Rt. 44 and North River Road. The glass museum is open for special events and by request. Tomas has been associated with numerous antique glass clubs throughout the northeast, has written articles for the Antiques & Arts Weekly, and has been a collector of antique glass bottles since 1968.

This September 24th program, planned by the Hebron Historical Society, is one you surely won’t want to miss. Join us at 7:00 for a “Meet & Greet”, followed by the Historical Society’s brief Annual Election of Officers, with the Early Glassmaking program set to begin at 7:30.

Our programs are always free and open to the public. Contributions, however, are greatly appreciated as they help defray the cost of the programs, and assist with the Society’s maintenance of Old Town Hall and the Burrows Hill School.