Since 2000, the Historical Society of Easton has been an active participant in the successful revival of Easton’s only local news source, the all-digital Easton Courier. During the first two years, the historical society’s team of Elizabeth Boyce and Bruce Nelson earned two first place awards for their work from the Connecticut Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. This week the 2022 winners were announced, and our team garnered six more awards – three for first place and three more for second. This year, Elizabeth and Bruce shared First Place for their ongoing series aptly named The History Corner. History Corner Archives – Easton Courier
In the In Depth category, Bruce’s column about the history of Easton’s zoning and its impact on affordable housing today took home First Place; as did his Sports Feature column about Joel Barlow High School’s first football coach, the late John Profetto and his wife Rose.
Elizabeth earned Second Place in the Leisure category for her article A Place in History that chronicles the efforts of the Easton Garden Club and the Historical Society to restore and preserve the Bradley Hubbell homestead and gardens.
Bruce’s articles about the early years of Spinning Wheel Inn in Redding won Second Place in the Business category, while his piece about endangered historic buildings took second in the General Column category.
The team at the Historical Society of Easton is proud of our continuing efforts to keep the community informed about Easton’s past as we look towards its future. If you like what we do and enjoy reading our articles, please consider becoming a Patron of the Historical Society through your generous contribution to keep our mission going. The Society has continuously served the community over the past 55 years; let’s keep it going for at least 55 more! Contributions can be made online by clicking on the Donations and Patrons tab above.