Historical Society of Easton 50th Anniversary Celebration
July 22, 2018
By: Patrick Higgins
The Easton Historical Society is celebrating its 50th anniversary year in 2018 and is planning an open house for the public to showcase and share some of its collected treasures for all to see. The open house will take place on Sunday, July 22, 2018 from 3-6 p.m. at the Society’s office which is located behind the Easton Public Library.
The Society has many items in its collection including photos, period fashion, historical items and much more. Easton local Dan Tressler will provide the musical entertainment with his trio “Amber Anchor” which features fiddle, banjo, mandolin & more.
Chester Burley is in his fifth year at the Society, and its current President. “Our main job at the Society is to research, document, and preserve the history of Easton and the surrounding area,” he said. Burley hopes that this celebration will help further display the past of Easton.
Mike Howard has been a member of the Historical Society and treasurer for over a year, and he believes it is beneficial for residents to connect with their history and hopes this could be a great chance for the residents of Easton to do so. “It is important for people to touch back and understand where the town came from,” he said.
After living in Easton for nearly two decades, Kelly Higgins, joined the Historical Society in 2015 and is now the organization’s Director of Membership and Facebook Webmaster. “The Society is important because if we don’t preserve our history it will be lost forever,” she said.
Despite the Easton Historical Society running strong, they are always looking for new members President Chester Burley says. “We would like to reach out to the community and anyone who would be interested in joining and would like to donate their time,” he said.
The Historical Society Board of Directors hopes for a large turnout. In the case of rain the celebration will be held in the Library Community Room.
A special thanks to Patrick Higgins for writing this article on the HSE 50th Anniversary Open House.
Patrick is in the Joel Barlow Class of 2018.