A Backwards Glance

In June 2003, Jim Hall (pictured above) was given much-deserved recognition for his service to American Legion Post 182 and for organizing Granby’s Memorial Day parade for 33 years. This year we thank Jim for his 51st Memorial Day parade and celebration in a year that desperately needs a drum-thumping, fife-playing outing on the Green.

Eva Dewey: Saving Granby’s Past

Picking up from last month, where we met Bertram Dewey and his career as a rural free delivery man for the U.S. Postal Service in Granby, this month we introduce his wife, Eva, who was equally committed to Granby and public service.

Guard Gate marker installed on Southwick Rail Trail bike path

Friends of the Southwick Rail Trail and Southwick Historical Society Inc recently installed a Guard Gate marker at the Connecticut/Massachusetts border on Southwick’s bicycle path. The marker was provided by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation to provide communities with historic canal markers.

Granby History Stroll returns

If you missed the Salmon Brook Historical Society’s award-winning Stroll through Granby History in October or you did not make it to all 32 sites, you are in luck—The Stroll is returning from Friday, May 28 to Friday, June 25.

Stroll Through Granby History awarded top honor

Salmon Brook Historical Society (SBHS) was recently notified by the Awards Committee of the Connecticut League of History Organizations (CLHO), that it has been awarded the top CLHO honor, the 2021 Award of Merit, for October’s Stroll Through Granby History initiative.

Off the Wall: America Legion Post introduces new series

American Legion Post #182 is presenting a history of Granby from the eyes of the Legion, which has been an integral part of the community for many years. As we look back, we are going to take our inspiration from the walls of Post #182 on which hang many articles, pictures and plaques from years past.

The active life of Bertram Dewey

One of the most interesting things about living in Granby is that there’s a good chance you or your neighbor lives in a home important to Granby’s history. This month, I’ll be discussing my neighbor’s historic home and its importance to our town.