Upcoming Events

Easton Homes with History Plaque Program

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Please join us this Sunday, November 24th, at 3 PM in the Community Room of the
Easton Public Library as we unveil our new hand-painted historic plaques designed
by artisan Bob Leonard. These beautiful signs can be customized to the specific
history of your building. With nearly 200 Homes with History located in Easton, let us help you find the original build date, and in most cases, the name of the original owner of your house! Information will be available this Sunday with an easy to read enlarged map of Easton and a certified index of homes on display in the Community Room this Sunday. Come see if your building is listed and consider supporting the Historical Society by ordering your new plaque!

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Bob will be here to give a short lecture that includes a discussion of historical signs-the craft of making them as well as talk about some local collections. He will then assist members of the audience in selecting the option that works best for their house or business. Bob offers the uncommon ability to provide period correct calligraphy for each individual sign he creates. This is a unique opportunity to meet the artist and learn about his craft.
Don’t live in Easton but would still like a customized house plaque for your historical area home? You’re welcome to join us and meet Bob after his presentation to find out more about ordering a plaque for your residence or business. In addition to Easton, Bob is the official historic house plaque artisan for the Ridgefield Historical Society, as well as many others.

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  1. I am wondering if the Easton Historical Society is responsible for repairing the Union Cemetery. If I am correct, my family is very interested in helping with that. Feel free to contact me. Thank you. Jennifer

    1. Union is an active cemetery that is incorporated with the State of Connecticut. They are solely responsible for taking care of that facility although I’m sure they would welcome donations to help with the repair of the damage from the recent vandalism. The closed cemeteries – Lyon, Den, Center and Gilbertown – are maintained by the town’s Cemetery Association.

  2. Hello,
    Is the cemetery, in the older section being cared for? I have had a comment from a family in Kansas who has been told that there isn’t any money to maintain Union cemetery and no help was given for someone to repair a stone from the Jennings family, one of the 4 was John Marshall Jennings…18th century. Thank you

    1. Union is an active cemetery and is not maintained by the Cemetery Committee. It has not been well-maintained, and vandalism has resulted in damage to many of the older stones. We really have no knowledge of their financial status as the Union Cemetery Association is operated as a separate entity from town. The contact number that is listed online is (203) 268-0919.

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