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.
Barkhamsted Historical Society Events
The Barkhamsted Historical Society presents Dr. Ken Feder,State Archaeologist speaking on the archaeological discoveries made at the Native American soapstone quarry in People’s forest. This site has recently been made an archaeological preserve by the State of Connecticut. The program will be held on May 13th at 7pm ,at the Barkhamsted Senior Center on West River Rd. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.
Questions call: Noreen Watson 860 738-1152 or Paul Hart 860 379 1861.
Barkhamsted Historical Society Annual Tag Sale
BHS will hold their Annual Tag Sale
May 6th & 7th postponed due to expected rain until June 17th & 18th. at the Barkhamsted Town Garage starting at 9am. We have lots of “new” additions as some of our members are downsizing! The Friends of the Winsted Library will also be selling books on June 18th. Hope to see you there!
Barkhamsted Historical Society "Walk Through Time"
On July 16 meet at Squire’s Tavern,100 East River Rd. at 10 am, and join Paul Hart for a short hike where he will explain how the scenery has changed over time. There will be about a dozen stops along the trail where Paul will describe the way the area would have looked in the 1800’s. Stops include: Squire’s Tavern, the Nature museum, the remains of a charcoal hearth, the site of the tree nursery and many more. Wear comfortable shoes for the walk and dress appropriately. This is a once a year event so be sure not to miss it! The hike is about 1 mile long and should last about an hour and a half. Some of the terrain is on uneven ground.
Questions call:Noreen Watson 860 738-1152
BARKHAMSTED'S ONE ROOM SCHOOLHOUSE
The Barkhamsted Historical Society's one room
schoolhouse, the old Center
School on Center Hill Road
(Rt. 181) in Barkhamsted
Barkhamsted Center Schoolhouse circa 1912 - Teacher is Miss Frederick
Take a virtual tour of Squires Tavern
Click in the image and drag to view in 360 degrees. Click the arrows to advance to next panorama.
The Squire's Tavern Store now has mugs,trivets and refrigerator magnets
for purchase.The mugs come in 3 styles and cost $10 each,the trivets are
$15 each and feature several scenes from Barkhamsted, and the magnets
come in 3 styles and cost $5 each.Great ideas for gifts.Stop in and see!