If you missed the Salmon Brook Historical Society’s Stroll Through Granby History on Salmon Brook Street in the fall, or you did not make it to all the sites, you can see the same information on the society’s website. Go to Salmonbrookhistoricalsociety.org and choose Stroll Through Granby History.
The Stroll was a big success. Lots of folks walked up and down Salmon Brook Street with family and friends talking about the houses and the people who lived in them—about the people who made Granby what it is today. Especially in the time of a pandemic, it was a chance to be outside and literally walk through our history.
The captured metrics for the 27 days of October:
• The QR code total scans were assessed at 5,176 times.
• The top-visited houses were Smith-Cooley House at #221 Salmon Brook Street, the Parsonage at #227 and Dr. Pendleton’s Hospital at #225
• The most popular time to do the Stroll was Sunday, noon–4 p.m.
• The society’s web page had 1,526 visits from people who were new to the SBHS website and had never visited the site previously.
• The website had a total of 2,759 sessions—people who visited the SBHS website that month.
None of this would have been possible without Carol Laun, Howard Berg, Peg Giles, who developed the idea, and Kathy Morgan. Janice Gucciardi, from the Jabberhead Agency, brought this historical project to a digital life.
The SBHS is looking forward to Stroll Through Granby History in 2021, either in the spring or fall.