History WalksExplore East Hampton, CT
Sunday – May 19th @ 1:00
Explore East Hampton
The Chatham Historical Society has rescheduled the walking tour of the Village of East Hampton to Sunday, May 19th 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 91 years and has strong interest in East Hampton 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 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.
For further information about upcoming walks or the Chatham Historical Society, contact Marty Podskoch, coordinator of the “Explore East Hampton” walks at 860-267-2442
Sunday – June 9th @ 1:00
Three Historic Schools
Join the Chatham Historical Society on Sunday, June 19 at 1pm for as we “Tour Three Early East Hampton Schools: Chestnut Hill, Old Center School & Center School.”
Meet at The Chatham Historical Society Museum, located at 6 Bevin Blvd in the Town of East Hampton, Connecticut
History Walk Leader-Debbie Day
Sunday – July 14th @ 1:00
Pine Brook Falls Preserve
Stay Tuned for updates on this event
Join the Chatham Historical Society on Sunday, July 14th at 1pm for guided tour of Pine Brook Falls Preserve on Sexton Hill Rd in East Hampton, CT.
History Walk Leader- Al Petel
Sunday – August 18th @ 1:00
Hurd State Park
Stay Tuned for more updates on this event coming soon
On Sunday August 18th the Chatham Historical Society will Exploring Hurd State Park, at intersection of Rt. 151 and Hurd Park Rd., in East Hampton, CT
History Walk Leader – Andrew Dickinson
Sat. 14th 1 pm Explore East Hampton History Walk “Union Hill Cemetery, Leader Kevin Tulimieri
Saturday – Sept 14th @1:00
Union Hill Cemetary
Stay Tuned for more updates on the Union Hill Cemetary Walk coming soon.
The Chatham Historical Society Explore East Hampton History Walk will be visiting the “Union Hill Cemetery,
History Walk Leader – Kevin Tulimieri
Chatham Historical Society
Preserving East Hampton History Since 1963
Established in 1963, The Chatham Historical Society is a private, not-for-profit organization with the purpose of preserving East Hampton History. We believe that preserving historic places and events provides an essential link to our past, furthermore reminding us of who we are and where we came from. We hope you enjoy this website experience and we look forward to keeping you informed about great ways to connect to the history of East Hampton, Cobalt and Middle Haddam, CT.
The Chatham Historical Society Museum and School House both located at 6 Bevin Blvd in the Town of East Hampton, Connecticut and are open to the public the first Sunday of each month from 2-4pm
Admission is always free. Donations are appreciated.
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Welcome to the Official East Hampton, CT Historical Society Website. This site intends to provide information to the public about the Chatham Historical Society’s upcoming Calendar Events and Programs with the purpose of bringing together people interested in the History of Cobalt, Middle Haddam, and East Hampton, Connecticut.
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