The Salmon Brook Historical Society held its annual meeting on April 24 at the First Congregational Church on North Granby Road. After a social hour and delicious meal, President Rich Zlotnick called the meeting to order, suspended reading of the 2017 annual meeting minutes and recognized members who have passed away.
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.
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.
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.