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 & The
East Hampton Library are 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 in the library 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
The Chatham Historical Society is organizing a walking tour of Downtown East Hampton, CT on Sunday, April 29 at 1 pm as part of its "Explore East Hampton" monthly series of walks. Come for a walk back in time and learn about the proud and glorious history of the center of 'our little village.' The walk is sponsored by the East Hampton Parks and Recreation Dept.
Hunt Voelker, a native of East Hampton, will lead the walk. He has lived in East Hampton for 90 years and has strong interest in East Hampton's history and is interested in sharing it with others.
Come and get a feel for how familiar structures located in the center of the Belltown National Historic District have been used over the years. Find out where Hitchcock's Pharmacy was as well as the Buckland and Barton General Store, and Post Office. Learn about Siebert's Opera House, Siegal's Dry Goods, Barton Drug Store, Bevin's Bell Factory, Louis James' Candy Kitchen, and many more.
The Walking Tour offers a wonderful and unique opportunity for new residents to learn about the history of the Village Center and for life-long residents to share their recollections and stories with others. Adults and children are welcome to join in what promises to be an afternoon of making local history come alive. No dogs please.
The walk will begin and end at The Chatham Historical Society's museum complex located at 6 Bevin Boulevard. Parking is available by the museum or behind the Center School.
The tour will take approximately 1 hour. Heavy rain will cancel the walk.
The Chatham Historical Society's museum complex located at 6 Bevin Boulevard will also be open for tours from 2-4 pm.