The Barkhamsted Historical Society is working to preserve and share the history and culture of the Connecticut town of Barkhamsted. In these pages we hope to share with you information, sights and flavors of Barkhamsted, past and present.
HUGE TAG SALE THIS WEEKEND!
The Barkhamsted Historical Society is holding a HUGE Tag/Estate Sale at the Barkhamsted Town Garage on Fri Aug.28 thru Sun. Aug 30th starting at 9 am. Lots of furniture including some Hitchcock chairs and a Hitchcock table,about 17 brand new foot lockers good for college kids,electronics,many pairs of brand new work gloves,brand new socks,tee shirts (some baseball team specific),brand new sweats pants and sweat shirts, jeans and much more.All clothing never worn ,many with tags still on! Come on down and see for yourself! .
Old Barkhamsted Day
Our Annual Old Barkhamsted Day will be held at the Tavern on Saturday Sept.12th , beginning at 12 noon pm with hotdogs, chips and soft drinks for sale. Join us for a variety of live demonstrations featuring some of the domestic skills our ancestors used in their daily lives.
We have a blacksmith with his portable forge showing how a number of iron items were produced that were needed around the farms, as well as craft demonstrations including: weaving, spinning, candle making, basket weaving, rush chair seat weaving, corn husk dolls, miniature hay baler demonstration and old hand tools and games to try.
New this year will be an encampment on the grounds by the Lebanon Towne Militia. We will be able to see how they lived while being ready to defend their town. Be ready for an occasional gun shot to ring out! These activities will take place on the Tavern grounds and the Tavern will be open for touring.Questions call: Noreen Watson 860 738 1152
BARKHAMSTED'S ONE ROOM SCHOOLHOUSE SUMMER 2015 HOURS
The Barkhamsted Historical Society's one room
schoolhouse, the old Center
School on Center Hill Road
(Rt. 181) in Barkhamsted, will be open to the public on the following dates
during the summer of 2015.
Barkhamsted Center Schoolhouse circa 1912 - Teacher is Miss Frederick
Sunday, May 31 1:00 - 4:00
Sunday, June 28, 1:00 - 4:00
Sunday, July 26, 1:00 - 4:00
Sunday, August 30 1:00 - 4:00
Sunday, September27, 1:00 - 4:00
Come and find out what school was like in "the old
days." Ask questions;
read the old books; review a high school entrance exam;
try your hand at various toys and games, or do some arithmetic problems on a slate.
All free of charge ! Children are especially welcome.