The Chatham Historical Society and East Hampton, CT Library are co-sponsoring a talk by naturalist writer, David Leff, on Sat. Jan. 6, 2018 at 1 pm at the East Hampton Library Community Room at 105 Main St. in East Hampton. Leff will present a slide presentation on his book, Maple Sugaring: Keeping It Real in New England. The talk is part of the "Cabin Fever Winter Talk History Program."
The Chatham Historical Society & East Hampton, CT Libraryare co-sponsoring a talk by author, Zachary Lamothe, on Sat. February, 10th 2018 at 1 pm at the East Hampton Library Community Room at 105 Main St. in East Hampton.
Zachary Lamothe will be discussing his latest book More Connecticut Lore. Journey through Connecticut using this unconventional guidebook containing 82 odd locations to visit on your next outing. Connecticut has plenty of strange and unusual history and folklore that will have you wandering slightly off the beaten path. Free event; no registration required. Copies of his book will be available for sale and signing.
March 10, 2018
The Chatham Historical Society & East Hampton, CT Library are co- sponsoring a slide presentation by Don Burr entitled "50 Years of Traveling the World," on Sat. Mar. 10, 2018 at 1 pm at the East Hampton Library Community Room at 105 Main St. in East Hampton. The talk is part of the "Cabin Fever Winter History Talk Program."
Join Don Burr, a member of the CHS, for a Power Point presentation on his many trips that have taken him to over 34 countries and six continents. Some of the places he will describe and show photos are: England, Japan, Netherlands, Germany, Poland Russia, Laos, Cambodia, Taiwan, Korea, India, Nepal, Egypt, Mexico, Portugal, Zimbabwe, China, and Israel. It will be a mini trip around the world.
The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited to 80 people so come early. You may register at the library or call (860) 267-6621. Refreshments will be served and good will donations are accepted.
March 24, 2018
Antique Appraisal Day
The Chatham Historical Society will host its 22nd annual Antique Appraisal Day Saturday, March 24, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the East Hampton, CT Library community room, 105 Main Street.
There will be four appraisers on site, including Bill Barrows of Thomas Barrows and Sons, Ltd. of Portland, Larry Shapiro of Glastonbury, CT Appraisals, plus Michael Westman and Justine DeMetrick of Newport, Rhode Island.
Verbal appraisals will be given on artwork, china, glassware, musical instruments, military pieces, dolls, quilts, jewelry and more. There will also be experts in Asian, European and Island items.
There is a suggested donation of $6 per item for this event. This is a major fundraiser for the continual upkeep of the Historical Society's Museum buildings and 1840 one room schoolhouse on Bevin Boulevard.
Light refreshments of coffee, tea, cookies, fruit, cheese and desserts can also be purchased. For more information, call 860 267-8953.