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COLCHESTER HISTORICAL SOCIETY 2014 CALENDARS are now available. 

Sons of Daniel Boone 1920

The 2014 limited edition calendar is dedicated to the memory of founding member, Stanley Moroch.  Images featured in the 2014 calendar include an ice storm in 1909, J.N.Adams Hardware and Grocery Store circa 1890, the Sons of Daniel Boone in 1920, the Goldman Grocery Store and Kalmanwitz Fish Market circa 1910, the Harley Buell Pharmacy circa 1890’s as well as a view of the center of Colchester in the 1870’s.

The large 2014 calendar has thirteen unique images as well as generous space for recording those important appointments.  This indispensable and collectable calendar can be purchased for only $12.00.

There are a limited number of 2014 calendars still available.  The Colchester Historical Society 2014 Calendars can be purchased at the Colchester Historical Society Museum, Copies Plus, the Cragin Memorial Library, Tim’s Bistro, Peg’s Diner, and Nathan Liverant and Son Antiques, all located in Colchester.  For more information or to place a mail order please contact us by calling 860 608-2911 or by email:  mail@colchesterhistory.org

 

WINTER CLOSING:

Colchester Historical Society Museum

THE COLCHESTER HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM
WILL BE CLOSED FROM JANUARY 4- APRIL 5, 2014

We look forward to your visit in the Spring.

 

EARL HOLMES: CAPTURING COLCHESTER IN PHOTOGRAPHS AND MOVIES

An exhibit of rare photographs of Colchester captured by local resident and pharmacist, Earl Holmes continues until the end of the year. In his early 1920′s photographs, Holmes recorded not only everyday life in the center of town, but rare images of the first paving of South Main Street.  His unique images depict the machinery and process used to pave the dirt road for the first time.

Holmes’ pharmacy, located in the center of Colchester, gave him a prime vantage point to capture the local residents, the change of seasons and the character of the 1920′s.  In addition to Holmes’ photographs, the Colchester Historical Society will be featuring his films, shot in the early 1930′s.  Join us on this unique journey back in time.  The Colchester Historical Society Museum is located at 24 Linwood Avenue (adjacent to the Cragin Memorial Library).  Parking behind the library.  Photography exhibit continues through 2014.

 

 

 

 

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COLCHESTER HISTORICAL SOCIETY 2014 CALENDARS 

Sons of Daniel Boone 1920
Our 2014 calendars are now available for only $12 and make great holiday gifts. 
 These unique calendars feature rare images of Colchester from 1870-1943.  Calendars are available at the Cragin Memorial Library, Tim’s Bistro, Copies Plus, the Colchester Historical Society Museum, Nathan Liverant and Son or by calling; 860 608-2911.  

EARL HOLMES: CAPTURING COLCHESTER IN PHOTOGRAPHS AND MOVIES

The Colchester Historical Society Museum hosts an exhibit of rare photographs of Colchester captured by local resident and pharmacist, Earl Holmes. In his early 1920′s photographs, Holmes recorded not only everyday life in the center of town, but rare images of the first paving of South Main Street.  His unique images depict the machinery and process used to pave the dirt road for the first time.

Holmes’ pharmacy, located in the center of Colchester, gave him a prime vantage point to capture the local residents, the change of seasons and the character of the 1920′s.  In addition to Holmes’ photographs, the Colchester Historical Society will be featuring his films, shot in the early 1930′s.  Join us on this unique journey back in time.  Visit the Colchester Historical Society Museum at 12 Linwood Avenue (adjacent to the Cragin Memorial Library).  Parking behind the library.  The exhibit continues through 2014.

Stanley Moroch

It is with great sadness that we note the passing of one of our founders and dear friend, Stanley Moroch. The Colchester Historical Society exists and thrived because of the selfless dedication of Stanley and his late wife, Bessie. Everyone who knew Stanley, loved him (and EVERYONE knew Stanley!). There was so much to love. He was the most hardworking, dedicated, unselfish and beloved human we will know. Colchester is a better place because of Stanley. We will miss him greatly.

 

 

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