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  • New Historic Panels Installed

    Three new historic panels containing history and information have been installed outside on the grounds of the Squire's Tavern. This completes the set of four that will give visitors a brief summary on four topics: 1) A welcome to the Tavern and brief background of our site. 2) The Squire's Tavern...
    Posted to Work Log (Weblog) by Richard on 09-03-2009
  • STEAP Grant Projects Well Underway

    Last spring the Barkhamsted Historical Society was the recipient of a $150,000, Small Town Economic Assistance Program, or STEAP Grant. The grant is specifically geared toward capital improvements and expansion. Several projects had been earmarked for these funds and have either been completed or are...
    Posted to Work Log (Weblog) by Richard on 11-21-2008
  • 306) Stencil work starts on the walls of the ballroom!

    306) Stencil work starts on the walls of the ballroom! - January 29, 2007 Historical Society volunteers Linne Landgraf and Sharon Lynes have spent a lot of time planning and preparing for the job of stenciling the walls of the ballroom at the Squire's Tavern. The stencils selected are some of the...
    Posted to Work Log (Weblog) by Paul on 01-29-2007
  • 300) Volunteers work at Squire's Tavern

    300) Volunteers work at Squire's Tavern - June 14, 2006 Volunteers mow weeds on the grounds of the Squire's Tavern and paint storm doors. Dave Ravasio and his crew prepare to replace the floor boards on the front porch of the Tavern. Contractor Ed Kostak has been working on the roof of the archival...
    Posted to Work Log (Weblog) by Paul on 06-14-2006
  • 292) Volunteer work

    292) Volunteer work - February 22, 2006 Volunteer Dave Ravasio prepares molding in the Hitchcock Room for painting. The molding was installed over the last couple of weeks. Preparing molding in the Hitchcock Room for painting.
    Posted to Work Log (Weblog) by Paul on 02-22-2006
  • 278) Stair location discovered

    278) Stair location discovered - December 22, 2004 Volunteers scraping paint in the basement stairway discover the faint outline of what was probably the original stairway to the second floor at the Squire's Tavern. We know the existing stairway was not the original but were never sure exactly where...
    Posted to Work Log (Weblog) by Paul on 12-22-2004
  • 277) Stenciling the walls in the front parlor

    277) Stenciling the walls in the front parlor - September 29, 2004 Volunteers Linne Landgraf and Sharon Lynes continue to work on the wall stencils in the front parlor of the Squire's Tavern. Throughout the summer a lot of research and planning has been done on the stencil patterns and layout. The...
    Posted to Work Log (Weblog) by Paul on 09-29-2004
  • 276) Painting, storage cleanup

    276) Painting, storage cleanup - May 5, 2004 Volunteers Walt, Ted, Doug, Dave and Charlie clean out scrap lumber from the overhead storage in the wood shed. Dave also completed interior wall painting on the second floor stair well. Leon Daigle (employee of painting contractor Peter Webster) has almost...
    Posted to Work Log (Weblog) by Paul on 05-05-2004
  • 275) Painting and yard cleanup

    275) Painting and yard cleanup - April 21, 2004 Volunteers Walt Landgraf, Ted Bachman Charlie Lynes and Paul Hart pick up construction and other debris from the Tavern yard and bring it to the dump (oops...I mean the Regional Refuse Disposal District facility). Painting contractor Peter Webster continues...
    Posted to Work Log (Weblog) by Paul on 04-21-2004
  • 274) Squires Tavern volunteer work

    274) Squires Tavern volunteer work - April 14, 2004 Volunteers Walt Landgraf and Charlie Lynes remove wood scraps and other material cleaned from the Tavern and with some fallen branches picked up from around the lawn area, burn it all out back on this wet day. Earlier in the week, Walt meet with two...
    Posted to Work Log (Weblog) by Paul on 04-14-2004
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