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.

Early Settlers and Homesteads of Whortleberry Hill in Northington

Saturday, May 5, at 11:00 am
Alsop Community Room, Avon Free Public Library, 281 West Avon Road

A presentation on historic architecture and preservation will be presented by Mr. Christopher Wigren, Deputy Director, CT Trust for Historic Preservation. Mr. Wigren is the author of an upcoming book entitled, Connecticut Architecture: Stories of 100 Places, which will include buildings, structures, landscapes, neighborhoods, and townscapes. It will be published in the Fall of 2018. The public is invited to this event, free of charge. A reception will follow to meet the speaker.

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