Lectures, Music, & More!
People still talk about the stunning series of programs over a four year period that coincided with the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Many of these events featured skilled re-enactors in period dress and filled the community room at the Avon Public Library to standing room only.
The Society continues to offer remarkable presentations on a wide range of topics, providing an informal forum for professors and researchers, home-grown experts, published authors, and local history enthusiasts to share their fascination with the history of our region. These enthusiastic speakers are all knowledgeable in their area of expertise and we truly appreciate their willingness to engage our audiences.
We offer these programs at different times of the day and on different days of the week to provide the community with a variety of access options. These events are usually held at the Avon Free Public Library or at the Senior and Community Center at little or no cost to the public. However, if you enjoyed our program, please consider making a donation to allow us to continue our Mission.
Please contact us if you wish to be considered as a speaker for future programs. If you would like to make a donation to support the programs offered by the Avon Historical Society, you can do so by visiting our Donations Page
SUMMER LECTURES & EVENTS
100th Aniversary of the Women's Suffrage Movement
Events will be held at multiple locations within the town of Avon. Programs are free, with no registration required. More to come!
The Long Journeys Home
The Repatriations of Henry ʻŌpūkahaʻia and Albert Afraid of Hawk
A Special Event, on Thursday, June 27, 2019, 7:00 pm
Co-sponsored and held at the Avon Senior Center
635 West Avon Road, Avon
Henry ʻŌpūkahaʻia (ca. 1792 - 1818) and Itankusun Wanbli (ca. 1879 - 1900) lived almost a century apart and came from different Indigenous Nations—Hawaiian and Lakota. Yet the circumstances of Western imperialism that led them to leave their homelands and come to Connecticut where they died and were buried have striking similarities.