The Society is regularly featured in local newspapers so we encourage our followers to continue to browse the local press. Even in this whirlwind era of social media there is still a vital role for local newspapers (printed and digital) to help our communities stay connected and informed.

We are grateful for the coverage that helps us to:

• Promote upcoming events and exhibitions

• Follow-up events with in-depth articles and interviews

• Inclusion in their “Calendars” and “Community” sections.

In particular, we are most grateful for the ongoing support of the Hartford Courant, Valley Press, Valley Life, Avon Patch, and many more.

Here's our latest news:

Avon Historical Society – Unveiling History

Valley Press – August 10, 2017

Norm Sondheimer, a society member and founder of the banner project, speaks at the Avon Free Public Library during the banner unveiling (click image to enlarge).
Thank you to the Valley Press for sharing this story on Page 3. Norm Sondheimer has created beautiful 'traveling' banners for all of Avon to enjoy.

The Avon Historical Society and the Avon Free Public Library, with a grant from CT Humanities, opened an exhibit in July entitled "Moments in Avon's History" featuring twelve colorful and educational portable banners, each telling a different aspect of Avon's history, with historic and current photos, covering topics such as early education, agriculture, religion, and transportation. Design and printing of the banners was donated by Exhibits and More in Liverpool, NY. Text was provided by The Avon Historical Society, Avon Free Public Library, and the Avon Town Historian.

The portable banners will bring history "on the road" to town offices, businesses, schools and retail shops on a rotating basis to pique the interest of the general public about town's rich heritage and history. During the ribbon cutting and public viewing July 29, an Official Citation from the General Assembly was presented by the town's state elected officials. It congratulated the Society and library for providing a "testament to the town's commitment for preserving and celebrating its history and cultural heritage." The banners are on display outside the History Room of the Library through August. Anyone interested in having one or more of these banners in their entrance ways, foyers, atriums, etc., beginning in the fall, should contact the Avon Historical Society. Please visit our Banners Page for more information.