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.
BHS ANNUAL TAG/BOOK SALE
As you feel the urge to clean out and simplify this Spring keep our Annual Tag Sale in mind. We will take most things: no clothes or
mattresses, please and would be happy to pick up any donations.
Our sale will
be held May 16th at the Barkhamsted Town Garage at 9am with a rain
date of May 23rd.
If you have
donations to give you may drop them off at the Tavern during our regular hours:
Wed. 9am-12 and Sun. 1pm-4 or call Paul
Hart for pickup arrangements at 860 379 1861
Architectural Styles in Barkhamsted Through the Years
On Friday June 12th at the Barkhamsted Senior Center at 7pm ,Historian , Anne Hall will teach us about the changing styles in architecture in Barkhamsted over time.
Anne is widely known to us all through her educational articles that appeared in the New Hartford Independent newspaper weekly.She is also the Town Historian for New Hartford.
Come learn about how the houses changed over time and sign up for the follow-up bus tour with Anne that will be held Sat. June 20th at 10am.
There will be a sign up sheet at her talk on the 12th with a nominal fee for the tour of $12. If you can't make her program on the 12th you can still sign up for the bus tour by calling :Noreen Watson @ 860 738 1152. The tour will begin at Squire's Tavern and will last about one hour..
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.