Ellington Historical Society
70 Main Street PO Box 73 Ellington Ct
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Welcome to the ELLINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The Ellington Historical Society holds its meetings at 7 P.M. in the upstairs meeting room at Hall Memorial Library at 93 Main Street Ellington CT.
Refreshments follow the programs.
Old and new members, and guests are welcome.
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|2013||Schedule of Events|
|Dec 07||Sat Dec 07
2:00 -7:00 pm
Nellie McKnight Museum
Parish Train Band - On display at Winterfest
In 1774, men from the Ellington Church Parish formed a militia to defend the settlement which included East Windsor. Fifers and drummers headed the unit and aided in the marching rhythm. The men trained together on the town green thus the name “train band.” The group was revived in 1974 to participate in activities commemorating the Bicentennial Celebration in 1976. Community members learned to play the fifes and drums and marching routines participating in many statewide parades. On display in the museum are uniforms, drums, flags and a reproduction firearm used in these performances. The story of the community efforts to celebrate the bicentennial is told in pages from the group’s scrapbook and press releases.
|Jan 23||Thu Jan 23
Hall Memorial Library
Storyteller Vicki Graw
Finding our way through a variety of Samuel L. Clemens thoughts and ideas, we will find Mark Twain's depths of storytelling come alive with glorified antics. From California and Nevada to New York and beyond, we will have a few of his tales to share with our own laughter. Enjoy each step of the way!
|Feb 27||Thu Feb 27
Hall Memorial Library
Author – Bob Steele will discuss his book The Curse: Big-Time Gambling’s Seduction of a Small New England Town (Levellers Press).
The book is a novel set against the explosion of casino gambling that hit Connecticut during the 1990s, when two Indian tribes built the world’s two biggest casinos in the southeastern corner of the state.
|The purpose of this society shall be to create interest and activity in the field of local history through:|
|- Conducting a program of meetings on subjects of local history or historical interest.|
|- Providing an educational program in cooperation with local organizations by means of exhibits, publications and talks relating to Ellington.|
|- Acquiring and maintaining for preservation and research a collection of records, facts and material, real estate or other property, past and present, relating to the history and to the citizens of Ellington.|
|- Preserving, identifying and marking buildings and sites of historic interest.|
|- Carrying on in general any and all activities appropriate for a historical society.|
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