Historical Society also sponsoring open house
Would you like to spend a day walking through some of Granby’s best commercial and private gardens? Now is your chance as the Salmon Brook Historical Society is sponsoring a Granby Garden Tour on June 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
It starts at 9:30 a.m. at the historical society on Salmon Brook Street where you can grab a cup of coffee, tour the downstairs of the Rowe and Enders houses, and take a look at the Colonial Herb Garden.
The Salmon Brook Historical Society is holding its second car show on June 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Many of the cars featured will be prewar era cars such as Ford Model Ts and Model As. Other cars that will be shown include a 1950 Chevy Delux Convertible, a 1967 Mustang, a 1921 Reo Fire Truck, and other antique vehicles.
Granby history comes alive at the April Lunch for the Mind program as attendees learn about some of Granby’s more colorful residents and their historical houses. Join the Civic Engagement Education Team at the Granby Senior Center on Wednesday, April 18, at 12:30 p.m. as Carol Laun, Archivist at the Salmon Brook Historical Society presents Touring The Street, as Salmon Brook Street was referred to by residents in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
William Hoadley was visiting the John Hillyer family at 2 Park Place in 1820. He kept a journal and signed it “Vatticus.” One entry concerned a quilting party he attended. The rather bizarre ceremony he described sounds almost pagan. I told this tale to a large number of quilters and no one ever heard of this. However, a quilting book with newspaper clippings from the early 1800s tells about similar ceremonies — all involving much kissing and dancing. It seems to be a way to ha […]
If you have driven down Simsbury Road in West Granby lately, you may have noticed a lot of new lumber leaning against an old tobacco shed at the south end of the Holcomb Farm. And more recently the roof has been stripped of its shingles.
By John R. NiebSetting the clocks ahead one hour in spring begins Daylight Saving Time for the year. The change from standard time during the summer months, and back one hour to Standard Time in the fall takes better advantage of natural daylight. Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. on the second Sunday in March and ends at 2 a.m. on the first Sunday in November. When people set their clocks ahead one hour, they lose an hour of sleep, but gain an hour of sleep when they set their clocks back o […]
The center hall house at 8 East Granby Road was probably built about the same time as the neighboring houses (4 East Granby Road and 2 Park Place were both built in 1805). It was a Federal style when new, but many changes and alterations through the years caused people to think it was a Victorian structure.A lot of 9.5 acres was sold by Heamon Holcomb to Andrew D. Hillyer in 1804 for $161. 14. It was located “a little east of the head of Salmon Brook Street.” No house was mentioned i […]