A Society of Volunteers

Originally published May 1987: If the words “Historical Society” evoke an image of grim reverential silence and dull stodgy people—you have not visited the Salmon Brook Historical on a Thursday morning.

Granby’s Oak

Carol Laun wrote many articles about the iconic Granby Oak, also referred to as the Granby-Dewey Oak. Three of her columns, spanning several decades, combine to commemorate Arbor Day, celebrated on April 29.

Purges, Plasters and Phlebotomy

Medical care in the small towns of Connecticut during the late 17th to early 19th centuries was chancy. Few physicians attended a medical school, and those who did were severely limited by the appalling lack of accurate medical knowledge.

30 Acres in Granby Center

For many years, the only building on the main intersection in Granby was the Meeting House built in 1736 on the northwest corner hill, which once was much closer to the corner. The cemetery was established around the Meeting House.