Archive for October, 2012

October Tag Sale to Benefit the Society: Oct 27 9-2

October 23, 2012

All proceeds from the October Tag Sale will benefit the Academy Hall Restoration Fund. The sale will be held on the grounds of the Academy on Saturday Oct 27 from 9 AM to 2 PM. Below an important note from a committee member:

Would any of you be able to help at the Rocky Hill Historical Society Tag Sale this coming Saturday, the 27th? We especially need people to help at 7:00 a.m. to carry boxes out to the tables on the sidewalk. We have a ton of stuff to put out, so the more people we have, the fewer trips each person needs to make, and the quicker we get done! Hope you can make it!

Thanks,
Nancy

History of Rocky Hill Historical Society: First Fifty Years

October 22, 2012

John Serra, our hardworking treasurer and researcher, has written “History of the Rocky Hill Historical Society: The First Fifty Years (1962-2012)”, in observance of the society’s anniversary. The document lists the people who volunteered and the events that took place in Academy Hall Museum and also off site.

In 1970, for example, academy Hall was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places. Eight women know as the Barbersharps sung patriotic songs. Historical society member from Huntington, Long Island traveled by canoe on the Connecticut River to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Many names and program titles can be found in the extensive history of our society.
(from the society’s newsletter; Jeff Gubala, Ed.)

The entire document can be read at the “John Serra: History…” in the “Pages” sidebar at the right.


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