​    Maple Sugar Madness

Sunday, March 15th        1-4 p.m
Welles-Shipman-Ward House
972 Main Street (Route 17) South Glastonbury

  Visit our 1755 River Mansion and watch as we tap the maple trees, and demonstrate syrup making in the outdoor fire pit.  Tour the house and barns, sample pancakes made on the colonial hearth and smother them with syrup made from our maple trees!
Admission: $5, Children under 10 free
Free to members of the Historical Society
   Snow date 3/27

"Remember the Ladies......"

        In March 2020,  join us to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote!

 In a March 1776 letter to her husband John Adams,  Abigail Adams, the future First Lady wrote in part, “I long to hear that you have declared an independency. And, by the way, in the new code of laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make, I desire you would remember the ladies and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands. Remember, all men would be tyrants if they could. If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation."        The Historical Society  is excited to present this exhibit about the role our Glastonbury heroines, the Smith Sisters, played in advocating for women's rights, including the fight to give women the right to vote. 

The Cotton Hollow Mill
There have been mills operating with dams and the power of the Roaring Brook in Glastonbury since the 1600's.  Among the businesses operating since that time have been a gun powder mill during the Revolutionary War, a cotton mill, saw mills, grist mills, an anchor forge and a paper mill.  The paper mill was the last to use the Cotton Hollow stone mill until it burned in 1920.   These walls are an iconic sight for hikers and travelers through the Cotton Hollow park in South Glastonbury.
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