Monday, August 25, 2014
Our Fall Program and Annual Meeting on Saturday, September 27 features two informative presentations: At 10:30 Dave Robison will present "Resources at the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History and Archives." It will include a description of the immense collections contained there including family genealogies, 2.5 million pages of manuscripts, letters, photos, diaries, deeds, account books, land transfer documents, military records of the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, Springfield newspapers on microfilm to 1899, city directories from 1845 to 1988 (includes Springfield, Chicopee, Longmeadow and West Springfield), Sanborn Fire Insurance maps, and much, much more. Following a 12:00 luncheon catered by Kane's Market of Simsbury, at 1:00, in recognition of the 100th Anniversary of the Loomis Chaffee School, Karen Parsons will present "Fleshing Out the Lives of the Founders of the Loomis Chaffee School," describing new research on the five Windsor-born Loomis siblings who founded the Loomis Institute in 1874. This research, conducted in preparation for the Loomis Chaffee School’s centennial year, sheds light on their vision for the school as well as many other aspects of the siblings’ lives.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
DFAW welcomes descendants of Windsor’s Founders, spouses, other members of the extended family, and those interested in Windsor's families. For additional information and/or to receive a Membership Application, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, June 2, 2014
Here are some upcoming events being led by Jason Newton, speaker at DFAW's Spring Luncheon: Natchaug Forest Hike June 7, 2014, 1:00-3:30 p.m., Ashford, Connecticut 2.5 mile hike sponsored by the Ashford Historical Society, Ashford Conservation Commission, Connecticut Forest & Park Association, and Old Connecticut Path. Meet at the intersection of Eastford and Ax Factory Roads (250 Eastford Rd.), Ashford. To register or for more information, e-mail email@example.com. Family Walk at Fliegel Farm & Langhammer Woods June 8, 2014, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Ashford, CT Conservation Commission and Ashford Historical Society as part of Ashford’s 300th celebration. An easy two mile family walk. Park at Sean Patrick's plants, 34 East Howey Rd., Ashford. To register or for more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Exploring the Old Connecticut Path August 11, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Woodstock, Connecticut Sponsored by the New England Historic Genealogical Society, Woodstock Historical Society, & Historic New England. Lectures and presentations, followed by a walking tour of portions of the Path in Woodstock, Connecticut. Participants can learn more about the Path, the people who used it as they migrated through New England, and the efforts underway to preserve its history. Cost: $45/person. To register, see http://www.americanancestors.org/Event.aspx?id=30043.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
This year's Spring Luncheon will be held Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the Windsor, Historical Society. Our featured speaker will be Jason Newton, who will giving a presentation on "Rediscovering the Old Connecticut Path. Coffee hour begins at 9:30, and Mr. Newton's presentation begins at 10:30.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Reminder -- DFAW's Fall program and Annual Meeting is Saturday, September 28 at the Oliver Ellsworth Homestead in Windsor. Our speaker will be Richard G. Tomlinson, author of Witchcraft Prosecution: Chasing the Devil in Connecticut. Registration deadline is tomorrow, Friday, September 20. Questions? E-mail DFAW1633@yahoo.com.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
The Summer 2013 issue of the DFAW Newsletter is being mailed today. It includes an article on physician and historian Henry Reed Stiles and information about our upcoming September 28 Fall Program. Watch for your copy to arrive soon.