This website is the internet home of The Historical Society of Easton, CT.
Formed in 1968, the Society and this website are here to keep the people of Easton and other nearby communities connected with the past through social events and education about our town’s history and the history of its people.
Our Officers and Board of Directors:
President, Chester Burley
Treasurer, Mike Howard
Secretary, Anne Manusky
Executive Director of Research, Bruce Nelson
Marketing/PR Emlyn Duemmler
Corresponding Secretary, Joan Kirk
Website, Anne Manusky
Additional Board Members, David Katz
HSE Properties – Bradley Hubbell House and Adams School House
|Overview of the Organization||
The Society manages two historic properties in Easton; the Adams Schoolhouse, a one-room schoolhouse (circa 1850), one of eleven such schoolhouses that we once had in Easton, and The Bradley-Hubbell Museum and Farmstead (circa 1816) which is listed on both the Connecticut and National Registers. The Society also offers a free series of lectures, events and programs geared toward learning more about Easton, regional and Connecticut history.
|Description of The Bradley-Hubbell House||
The Bradley-Hubbell property is a landmark treasure which serves to educate adults, children, and especially Easton’s elementary school students about the region’s rich agricultural history. Our 1860 barn was a tool for the farmer who worked the land. Its existence tells a story of farming, family, and community. We know this because of a rare manuscript written by John Dimon Bradley, a descendent who lived on the property as a boy in the early 1800’s. He described in detail his family’s farming activities. Tours include docent led demonstrations of the extensive collection of historic 18th and 19th century farm and kitchen tools used by farming families in the region.
Keep track of our activities and events by signing up for our email distribution list or by becoming a Society member. For more information see our membership flyer.
|Society’s Mission||To research, archive and preserve Easton’s history for Easton and the greater community|
We sell two books about Easton history: John Dimon Bradley’s “Aspetuck Chronicles, Narratives of Easton” and Dan Cruson’s “Images of America – Redding and Easton” (a book now out-of-print). Both books are available to ship @ $20.
You can contact us at:
P.O Box 121, Easton, CT 06612