Avon Historical Society asks for help after a fire at the Derrin Farmhouse

Hello everyone, As many of you know the c.1810 Derrin Farmhouse at 249 West Avon Road, part of the Avon Historical Society, suffered severe fire damage this past Wednesday, May 11th.  Thanks to the very quick and precise response by the Avon Volunteer Fire Department, with mutual aid from Simsbury, Canton and Farmington, the structure was saved and it is…

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Exploring Connecticut and the Slave Trade: April 21 Event

Exploring Connecticut and the Slave Trade When: Tuesday, April 21, 12pm – 1pm Where: Connecticut’s Old State House, 800 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103, United States (map) Join acclaimed writer and independent historian, Anne Farrow, as she discusses her new book, “The Logbooks Connecticut’s Slave Ships and Human Memory.” Farrow has spent the last decade exploring the content and the meaning of…

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