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December 28, 2023

The Andregg family first emigrates to Warren in 1867 from German speaking Switzerland. According to Edwin Beeman’s diaries he was a less than ideal farm laborer, but (surprise surprise!)  was a wiz at watch repair! John Andregg’s son, John Edward, painted this winter scene circa the early 1900s after he was unable to work due to lung problems. His daughter Elinor married Ed Hereth and during her tenure as town clerk, they performed a great service in researching land records and mapping Warren’s history.

#WarrenCtHistoricalSociety  #WarrenCt  #winterscenes #primitveart #family #outsiderart #warrenHistory #Swiss 

December 23, 2023

We interrupt our regularly scheduled content to share this red velvet album that found its way to my desk via a tradesman who salvaged it from a dumpster many years ago in either Warren or Washington.  It would be a Christmas Miracle if we could identify the family in this photo album. Does anyone recognize the faces here? There are tin types and cabinet photos. The baby in the album is wearing a plaid waist band, identical to a tin type we have of Robert Strong as a baby. (1876) Family hand me down or neighborhood hand me down?All of the photos were printed by a studio in Rochester, NY, and the only 3 names appear throughout the album. “Mrs. McGuire”, “Abby” and “Godfrey”. The style of clothing range from 1870-1900. Does anyone recognize these faces?

Thank you all in advance, and happy holidays!! 

#WarrenCt #WarrenCtHistoricalSociety #ChristmasMiracle #MysteryAlbum #GildedAge #WashingtonCt #KentCt #MorrisCt #LitchfieldCT #CornwallCT#SackettFamily  #TannerFamily

December 21, 2023
Ludlow Melius, pictured here with his first wife Albertina, was one time owner of the grey stone house featured in last weeks post.
When his plans for raising Gurnsey cows fell through  he pivoted to the burgeoning tourist industry becoming one of three inns in Warren 
that were not lake adjacent.

December 14, 2023

Justus Sackett’s house, at the intersection of Melius Rd and Hardscrabble Rd, was commonly known as “Sackett’s Harbor” because no one was ever refused shelter there.
Justus and his wife Polly had 6 daughters, over the course of 13 years, so you can imagine the number of suitors that were always visiting.
His youngest daughter Lucy recorded some of the hijinks that were carried out, from merely hiding a young man’s horse, so that he would have to walk home, to tying a saddle to a post in the barn so the rider would be swept off his horse, and swapping out a man’s wine with vinegar.  That poor man was Burton Gilbert from last week’s post
#WarrenCtHistoricalSociety #WarrenCt #daughterproblems #6girls #oldentimes 

December 7, 2023

Let’s take a closer look at that photo of Warren, up to the left, and across the street from the church used to be the Joseph A. Tanner Tavern. It later became a general store run by Burton Gilbert who had started his career in a partnership with Orlando Swift, at the General Store on Cornwall Rd. After that partnership was dissolved, Gilbert came to be regarded as a shrewd and successful merchant and trader. He built a reputation as having the finest tea in the country. Though it is said that reputation was built by asking the customer if they wanted the $.50 tea, or the $1.00 tea, when in fact the tea was from the same box.
       

December 2, 2023
We had such a great time Saturday night at Holiday on the Hill, Thank you to all that made the night shine! #WarrenCt #warrencthistoricalsociety #happyholidays #HolidayontheHill

       

November 30, 2023
Ephraim Tanner, the lesser known brother of Ebenezer, patriarch of the Tanner line,
appears to have not learned why one should never judge a book by its cover. In 1788 Ephraim was robbed by a fellow who “looked tolerably well”. Later, most of his children, included beleaguered tavern owner Joesph A. Tanner, emigrated to Ohio. Ephraim died at the age of 46 in 1801.
#WarrenCtHistoricalSociety #WarrenCt #DontJudgeaBookbyItsCover #ColonistProblems

November 16 2023

The land that the Old Burying Ground sits on was offered up to the town by the Society’s first minister Sylvanus Osborn. The Rev Peter Starr took over the position of minister after Osborn’s passing, and purchased Osborn’s house, 11 Cornwall Rd.  Rev Starr also thought it would be nice to pursue Osborn’s widow Abigail. However Abigail was also being courted by the Rev Jeremiah Day of New Preston and is quoted to have said “I would rather walk in Day-Light than Starr-Light.”
The Warren Historical Society is a proud caretaker of the Rev Starr’s sermons.  He went on to serve for over 50 years.
#WarrenCt #WarrenCtHistoricalSociety #CemeteryWalk #quillandparchment 

   

November 11th 2023

We thank the men and women who have served this Veteran’s day, and to the members of the American Legion. The American Legion was a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. The Bates Schnell Post #168 raised money for military personnel from Warren.
This letter from Cal Strong dated 1952 thanks the Legion for sending him a money order while he was overseas. #WarrenCt #WarrenCtHistoricalSociety #ThankyouVeterans #AmericanLegion #BatesSchnellPost168

November 9th. 2023

Cipher writing, an Edwardian repass?
While going through the archives as a curator does, I came across this letter from Terisa Everitt Curtiss (1814-?) to her future cousin by marriage Orra Miranda Curtiss Strong (1811-1895)
At first glance it’s a sharing of poetry.
However, the backside of the letter provides a key to a cipher found in the library, hidden amongst the poetry which she shares with dear Orra.
Does anyone know the name of this type of cryptography, or how to pre-teens in 1825 would come to use it?
Cipher Key:
A = 1
E = 2
I = 3
O = 4
U = 5
Y = 6
T = 7
N = 8
S = 9
R = 10

November 2nd, 2023
From the Vault; this recent donation came from a descendent of the Strong family. He does not remember if it was purchased or acquired from a family member.
Can anyone tell us more about this bottle?
The label has a 7 digit phone number, but no street address, which would put it sometime in the early 1980s.
#WarrenCtHistoricalSociety #WarrenCt #blendedwhisky #WarrenSpiritShop #DistilledinScotland

   

October 23, 2023
A big Thank You to everyone who braved the north wind last Sunday! The Warren Historical Society’s first Cemetery Walk was a success, and is now slated to be a repeat event. Photo credit to Waltraud Tammen
#WarrenCtHistoricalSociety #WarrenCt#CemeteryWalk #success!

October 19, 2023
Join us this Sunday for the Warren Historical Society’s Annual Meeting.  It will be held at 2pm at Warren Works, 4 Cornwall Rd.
After the meeting join us for our 1st ever Cemetery Walk at the Old Burying Ground. Town Historian Heather Forstmann will lead the walk, and introduce you to some of her favorite townspeople.
The weather has been favorable, but please wear sturdy shoes.
#WarrenCtHistoricalSociety #WarrenCt #AnnualMeeting #HistoricalSociety #CemeteryWalk 

   

October 12, 2023
Why is a postage stamp called a “stamp”? 
Before 1840 the only way to know if a sender had paid for delivery was if the missive bore a mark from a hand and ink stamp, seen here in this letter to O & E Swift, Merchants. Later, the adhesive stamp needed to be marked with a hand stamp to show payment. Otherwise the adhesive stamp could be used over again. Like this letter to M Tanner in Waverley Illinois.
#WarrenCt #WarrenCtHistoricalSociety #Postcards #TouringtheCountrysidePostcards #PostageStamp #HandStamp #CancelationMark 

       

October 5, 2023
This Postcard was mounted in a photo album, a reminder of adventures waiting to be had.
This photograph used must have been taken close to around the time that it was mailed in 1910.  The school was open until 1924, and used as a kindergarten for some time after that. Check out those open fields!
#WarrenCt #WarrenCtHistoricalSociety #TouringtheCountrysidePostcards #Postcards #adventure #exploring #oneroomschoolhouse #BrickSchoolHouse 

September 28, 2023
Postcards were a great way to advertise your business too. Although the house was referred to “Tranquil House” in the 1937 sale, it did not become a nursing home until 1959.  Two of the locally famous residents of 14 Cornwall Rd were sisters Kitty and Leslie Curtiss, who sold their house, 29 Cornwall Rd, in 1961.\
#WarrenCt #WarrenCtHistoricalSociety #TranquilHouse #KittyCurtiss #LeslieCurtiss #TouringtheCountrysidePostcards #postcards

   

September 21, 2023

We have yet to find how Frank W. Stone Jr and Miss Helen A. Trotter knew each other, but we do know Helen was 10 months old when she received this postcard. It appears she settled in nicely. In this 1929 mention in the Brooklyn Life Society paper she won a ribbon for horsemanship and form.  Congratulations Helen Adair Trotter!
#WarrenCt #WarrenCtHistoricalSociety #Postcards#Touringthecountrysidepostcards #Brooklyn #QuincySt

   

September 14, 2023
Another card from Ristine, aka Fannie Perkins, this time to her aunt, Lucy Curtiss Strong, wishing her a happy birthday. This little missive is a clue to filling in the branches of her family tree, connecting her to Uncle Homer S. Curtiss, and Grandma Joanna Sturtevant. 
#WarrenCt #WarrenCtHistoricalSociety #Postcards#Touringthecountrysidepostcards #litchfieldcountyhistory #familytree #FillingOutBranches #clues
   

September 7, 2023
Double your history, double your fun this weekend! Join the Warren Historical Society and the Warren Land Trust for our annual Heritage Hike. This year we’ll be exploring the new Cunningham Preserve on a family friendly hike. We’ll also see a hidden historical monument built 101 years ago by alumni of Oberlin College honoring Charles G. Finney who served as president of the integrated and co-educational institution from 1851-1866.

After the hike, you can make the quick trip over to Cornwall Village and enjoy the air-conditioning while viewing the exhibits #TouringthePostCardCountryside and #Understory
More Heritage Hike information at WarrenLandTrust.org #WarrenCtHistoricalSociety#WarrenCt#HousatonicValleyAssociation#HeritageHike #NatureANDHistory#Postcards@WarrenLandTrust@CornwallHistoricalSociety@KentHistoricalSociety
       

August 31, 2023

This postcard is announcing the birth of Chester Perkins Chappuis on Nov 12, 1924.  Aunt Ristine, the grandmother mentioned, was Fanny Ristine Humphrey, wife of Robert Perkins.

Come visit our tri-society postcard exhibit at 7 Pine Street, Cornwall Village, on Saturdays from 10-3pm and see other post cards like this.

#WarrenCt #WarrenCtHistoricalSociety #lovingAunties #LovingGranny #Postcards#Touringthecountrysidepostcards #litchfieldcountyhistory @CornwallHistoricalSociety @KentHistoricalSociety 

August 24, 2023

Not a post card, but a WWII registration card belonging to Harold Feller who was featured in an earlier post.  Listing his place of residence as “3 mi. W of Kent” perfectly illustrates the vagaries of rural living.
#WarrenCt #WarrenCTHistoricalSociety #WheretheStreetsHaveNoNames #RuralLiving #RuralFreeDelivery 

August 18, 2023

In 1908 fewer than 20 homes in Warren had a telephone. A post card was the only way to let family know you had arrived home safely after a visit.

August 10, 2023

Eighty nine years ago this week Rita mailed this postcard.
You can come visit me on Saturdays from 10-3pm at 7 Pine Street, Cornwall at see our joint exhibit “Touring the Countryside; Postcards from Cornwall, Kent and Warren”
   

August 3, 2023
Postcards were the text messages of yesteryear. Harold Feller, of Warren sent this postcard to his mother, in Torrington, inviting her to take a row with him. #WarrenCt #WarrenCtHistoricalSociety #postcards #touringthecountrysidepostcards #lakewaramaug
   

July 27, 2023

What better way to give directions to your home than this postcard map?! 

#WarrenCt #WarrenCtHistoricalSociety #postcards #maps #postcardmaps #tripodometer 
#TouringtheCountrysidePostcards 

July 20, 2023
The idea of the idea of Rural Free Delivery, a mail delivery system better known as RFD, was introduced in 1891. It took 9 years for it to be implemented nationwide. This meant people in rural areas could stay connected via letters, postcards, and magazines.
It also meant that Mr. Lundebjerg (seen here circa 1930) had to know the names and homes of everyone on his route. Fortunately for him, Warren’s population at that time was only 303 people.
#WarrenCt #WarrenCtHistoricalSociety #MrPostman#RuralFreeDelivery #RFD #MailDelivery

July 13, 2023
This post is by request for more information about the bell in the Warren Congregational Church;“The Bell was hung in 1819 [one year before the building was completed], but it apparently cracked and was recast or replaced by a new one four years later. In 1876 it was again recast.When lightening struck the church “destroying the steeple down to the bell deck, entering the audience room, knocking the pipe organ to pieces… it was indeed fortunate that fire did not destroy the historic old building.”-Lucy Sackett Curtiss 1956 book p42 p92There is no mention if the bell was merely rehung, or if it had to be recast a fourth time.

*Bell photo by Gerry Frisbie#WarrenCT #WarrenCtHistoricalSociety #WarrenCongregationalChurch #BellTower #ChurchBells #historicbells

   

July 6th
Do we have any entomologists in the house?
146 years ago this week a mosquito was harrassing Edwin R. Beeman as he wrote in his diary.
Beeman was the victor. 
#WarrenCt #WarrenCtHistoricalSociety #July4 #diarykeepers #entomologist #mosquito #lakeside #lakewaramaug
#preservinghistory

-July 4th- new web page coming soon-

June 29th

Mark your calendars for TUESDAY July 4th!
We will be gathering to let freedom ring, keeping in
tradition precedented by Eric Sloane and Eric Hatch.  Meet us at the Academy Building
at 8 Sacket Road, Warren Ct at 1:45. Bring a bell or borrow one of ours.
#LetFreedomRing #EricSloane #WarrenCt #WarrenCtHistoricalSociety #BellRinging #BellTradition

June 22, 2023
Land records don’t tell us who built a house, they only tell if the property contains a dwelling house, or just a cow house and other buildings. And we may never know why Anton Vorisek, a  Bohemian cigar maker, brought his family to Warren via Philadelphia, but we are thankful for his children’s keeping record of their time at our Brick School house. We can also trace 44 City Rd back to Jason Welch in the l850s as the first person to by the property with out a dwelling house on it.#WarrenCt  #WarrenCtHistoricalSociety #oldhomes #thewaywewere #dwellinghomes #landsofyore #bohemiancigarmakers

June 15, 2023
Mary Katan with 3 of her 13 children in front of their home, 5 Melius Rd. Mary’s husband Henry ran a blacksmith shop on the property, but interestingly it’s her name on the deed for the home that the Katan family lived in from 1906-1922.
2nd photo of 5 Melius Rd by Eleanor Hereth in 1968.
#WarrenCt #WarrenCtHistoricalSociety #oldhomes #homehistory #thewaywewere #noplacelikehome

June 8, 2023
How many of you recognize this house? Hint: You drive past it almost every day.  If it weren’t for the names on the back I wouldn’t have known either, this is the house of Arden Tanner circa 1914, otherwise known as 38 Woodville Rd.Written on the back of the picture; Arden & Marjorie, Clifford, Alice, Arthur (Bob) & Eldred.
#WarrenCt #WarrenCtHistoricalSociety #historichomes #thenandnow

June 1, 2023
Thank you to all the all the old friends and new that attended our events this past week. Sunday we celebrated the completion of the restoration of our one room school house, May 30th we held part two of our program with the Warren Elementary School teaching the children about the history of the land in Warren, and a small hike on the Dorothy Maier Preserve. And we ended the day with a co-sponsored event at the Warren Public Library with the Library, the Warren Land Trust and the Housatonic Valley Association with box dinners provied by Warren General

May 26, 2023
big thank you to Michael Bird for involving the Warren School students, the Gov. Oliver Wolcott Sr. Branch of the Sons of the American Revolution, American Legion Post 44 in Bantam in a clean up of the monuments of the Revolutionary War soldiers who were laid to rest in Warren’s Old Burying Ground.
You can learn more about these men and their families at the Warren Historical Society during our open hours on Thursdays from 1-4 or by appointment.
#WarrenCtHistoricalSociety #WarrenCt #memorialday#sonsoftheAmericanRevolution #localhistory

May 18, 2023

Have you ever wondered who the Cunningham was that Cunningham Rd was named after?
The Rev Gerald A. Cunningham, bought the 248 acre property at the end of the road in 1928.  After his passing in 1944, his widow (who was also a person of note) sold the property to the Thyberg family. Rev Cunningham was the rector at St. John’s Protestant Episcopal Church. Molly Cunningham was politically active advocating for women’s health and the physically disabled.  #WarrenCt #WarrenCtHistoricalSociety #Cunningham #HistoryRemebers #Streetnames  

May 16, 2023

Check out our Calendar for two exciting events!
https://warrencthistoricalsociety.org/our-calendar/

May 11, 2023

Okay Warrenites, who can tell me about playing soccer in Warren? What year was this jersey from and who wore number 19?
Help me help future generations learn about sports in Warren#WarrenCtHistoricalSociety #WarrenCt #soccer #teamwork
It has been determined that this is circa 1999 Thank you everybody!

May 4, 2023

Robert Perkins (1871-1963) was another wearer of many hats.  He was Town Clerk from 1903-1914 and he ran the General Store from 1906-1934. This photo shows his shop at it’s temporary location on Sackett Hill Rd while he was remodeling the the Cornwall Rd location.
#WarrenCt #WarrenCtHistoricalSociety #PerkinsGeneralStore #TownClerk 

April 27, 2023

Edna Cashion (1905-1992) wore many hats, Grange Leader, Moderator of the Historical Society Oral Histories in the 1960s, and theatrical director.
This week in Warren History was the premier of The Wichita Grange’s production of “Orchids and Onions”.
If anyone’s Google-Fu is stronger than mine, Or if you have a copy of the script please let me know. we would love to read this!!
#WarrenCt #WarrenCtHistoricalSociety #WitchitaGrange #OrchidsandOnions #aFarcein3acts

   

April 20, 2023

On this day in 1837 The Warren Academy published its summer catalogue. It lists prior students both local and a few who came as far as “Po’keepsie”, NY and Hoboken, NJ. The catalog also boasted “Few locations, it is believed, are better calculated to subserve the purposes of a school. The surrounding scenery, especially in summer, is agreeably variegated and romantic; the inhabitants are noted for their industry, intelligence, and morality, and, in the absence of all places of public resort, the village is free from those peculiar temptations which most places afford. “  The inns around Lake Waramaug did not start to spring up until the late 1840s. #WarrenCt #WarrenCtHistoricalSociety #HigherLearning #JarvisCHoward #Academy 

   

April 13, 2023

187 years ago this month Jarvis C. Howard ran this ad for his Warren Academy in the Litchfield Enquirer.

The cost for Common English: $3.00 Higher English:$4.00 and Classical and Mathematical $5.00 Music and use of the piano at a reasonable price.  Five dollars in 1836 would be roughly the equivalent of $160.00 in today’s money. Imagine how far the Warren Historical Society’s $1000.00 scholarship would have taken a student back then (And check our website for details. #WarrenCt #scholarship #WarrenCtHistoricalSociety  #Academy #JarvisCHoward #HigherLearning #LitchfieldEnquirer 

April 6, 2023

It’s that time of year! The Warren Historical Society is proud to offer a $1000 scholarship to qualifying students. Go to our website to find out more!

Warren Historical Society Scholarship Application Requirements

The Warren Historical Society Scholarship may be awarded annually to two students who:

  1.  are or have previously been residents of Warren,
  2.  will attend or who are currently attending an accredited two or four year post-secondary educational institution,
  3.  have attended the Warren School for a minimum of two consecutive years,
  4. are in good academic standing at the time of their graduation from an accredited secondary school, or are in good standing at an accredited two or four year post-secondary educational institution,
  5. have provided the Warren Historical Society Scholarship Committee with a current official school transcript, and submitted a completed application with photo and essay.
  6. Only persons who make application before the stated deadline of May 1, 2023 will be eligible.

Previous Scholarship awardees are not eligible to re-apply.

https://warrencthistoricalsociety.org/our-events/scholarship-information/

#WarrenCt #WarrenCtHistoricalSociety #scholarship 

March 30, 2023

Have you ever wondered why Eel Pond was called Eel pond? Yes the answer is that obvious.  Eel was a staple dish that was enjoyed by the early settlers of Connecticut.  At least Warren didn’t have the problem that the people of New Milford did in 1888. The damming of the Housatonic River above Shelton deprived the townspeople of their eel rations.#WarrenCT #WarrenCTHistoricalSociety #eels #foodhistory #historicmeals #EelPond #HousatonicRiver 

   

March 25, 2023

Happy posthumous birthday to Gloria Helfgott (1928-2007). She would be 98 years young today. A graduate of Coopers Union with a degree in fine arts, she was a pioneer in the field of Book Art, a mixed media style involving bookbinding, painting and paper craft. She moved to Warren in 1969 to the Andregg/Hereth house below Eel Pond. Helfgott also taught classes on making your own book art, and designed the town seal.
Image 1; Helfgott’s book art titled “Warren Woods”.
Image 2; Helfgott’s illustration of a goose.
Image 3; The Warren Town Seal designed by Helfgott
       
 

March 23, 2023

In todays social media landscape we post many details of our lives. Before the invention of the internet, newspapers did that for you. The Newtown Bee reports (on this day 123 years ago):
NEWS JOTTINGS FROM WARREN’S BREEZY HILL TOP.
Robert Strong takes the premium for the biggest woodpile in town.
Mrs Della Parmelee, an aged town charge, died last week.
Rev Mr Munson took a trip to Winsted on the 13th, and was the guest of our former townsman, Marvin Tanner.
Mrs. Joseph Breen, Sr., fell down stairs, obtaining injuries requiring Dr Marcy’s care.
Mr Eggleston is on the sick list.
Buel Carter is very feeble. He has dropsy.
Mrs Miner Strong is very ill.
Mrs. N.B. Strong is caring for her.
#WarrenCt #Newspaper #News #socialmedia #newtownbee

March 20, 2023

Happy posthumous birthday to Herbert E. Abrams (1921-2003). The artist, flight instructor, painting teacher, and member of the Warren Historical Society would have been 102 years old today.  Interesting facts; Abrams came up with the design of the “stars and bars” to paint on our military planes.  He also refused to haggle over the price of his paintings.  #HerbertEAbrams #WarrenCT #WarrenCtHistoricalSociety #PresidentialPortraits 

March 16th, 2023

Edd Ashe (1908-1986) didn’t live in Warren, but he spent enough time at the Inn on Lake Waramaug he might as well have been an honorary citizen. Ashe would offer charcoal sketches of children at local fairs. The artist, illustrator and teacher who retired to Northville, is also responsible for the 1950 comic strip ‘Guy Fortune’ featuring the first African American Secret Agent as the hero.  Do you have any of these treasures in you closet, attic or basement? #WarrenCtHistoricalSociety #WarrenCt #EddAshe #LakeWaramaug #GuyFortune

           

March 9, 2023

Inspiration for Ed Hereth’s hand drawn maps certainly could have come from a map like this. (See last two Thursday’s posts) The Clark Map of Litchfield county is dated 1859 and shows the location of every known home in the county. 

https://www.loc.gov/resource/g3783l.la000062/?r=0.238,0.521,0.133,0.162,0

#warrenct #warrencthistoricalsociety #cartography #amateurcartography #professionalcartography #litchfieldcounty #litchfieldcountymaps #libraryofcongress 

       

March 2, 2023
Long before the plane spotting tower and the radar station, there was the tower at “Warren Heights”.  Shown on the 1860 map by Ed Hereth, It is described in an article by the Litchfield Enquirer in 1859 to be erected by the enterprising people of Warren. It stood over 30 feet in height and offered 360 degree views of all the surrounding towns. (Special Thanks to Todd Forstmann for his drone photo)
#WarrenCt #WarrenHeights #WarrenCtHistoricalSociety #TheViewFromHere #Abovethetrees #AboveAll

      

February 27, 2023
Happy posthumous birthday to Eric Sloane! (1905-1985) Photo curtesy of the Washington Eagle.
#EricSloane #warrenct #warrencthistoricalsociety #artist#Americana #author #happybirthday

February 23, 2023
One can only imagine the hours of work that went into the making of this comparative map by amateur cartographer Ed Hereth.  The double map shows Warren and its inhabitants in 1860 and in 1960.  Conserved by the Warren Historical Society in 2017, it is a great resource and window on to our town.
#warrenct #warrencthistoricalsociety #cartography #amateurcartography #100years #comparativedata

February 16, 2023
One of my first jobs as a volunteer for the WHS was to sort through a box of loose photos. That is where I met my crush, the Rev. Wm Elliot Bassett (1829-1881) He served as minister at the Warren Congregational Church from 1864-1875, and wrote the Centennial Historic Discourse for 1876.
Are there any Warrenites that make you wish you had a time machine?
#WarrenCt #WarrenCtHistoricalSociety #HistoryNerd #RevWmBassett #Crush

February 9th 2023
This photo, captioned “Mrs. Pope bowing to the Queen of Persia” was found in an album belonging to Marge Tanner Regner.  This photo was not taken at the Pope’s home on Above All Rd., but at the “Palace of Oranges” (Narenjestan) now in modern day Iraq.  The Popes were art historians and were later authorized by Rezah Shah Pahlavi to enter key mosques to study and photograph their architecture.
#WarrenCt #WarrenCtHisitoricalSociety #ArtHistory #ArhurUphamPope #PhyllisAckermanPope #ArtandArchitecture #Palaceoforanges #QueenFarah

February 2, 2023
Brrr! With this weekend’s cold snap it might be time to bring foot warmers back in vogue. Just like the early congregants of the Warren Church, a few embers from the fireplace in this device and a wool blanket tented over one’s lap would keep the cold at bay.
#WarrenCt #WarrenCtHisitoricalSociety #footwarmer #brrr! #coldsnap #staywarm 

     

January 26, 2023
When researchers are trying to find the answer to a question, the information can often reveal itself long after your initial search. Of the 20+ newspaper articles covering Eric Sloane and the Warren Fall Festival, only the Washington Eagle reported the time on the clock.  “It always said twenty minutes after two” according to Rev. Marsden. A week after finding this article I found a postcard confirming this fact.
@EricSchoenfeld @KarolineKeith this post is for you!
#EricSloane #warrenct #warrencthistoricalsociety #clocks #warrenfallfestival #research #findinganswers #steepleclocks

January 19, 2023
From our virtual vault; In the late 1960s the Warren Historical Society set forth to find the oldest house in town.  This letter was found inside the walls of 11 Cornwall Rd. It reads
Warren July 2nd1850
Years have elapsed, and now you look up things that were.  We would [___] know in you, the reader of this, some descendent of the Starr family who has for sixty years inhabited this house.  We love not to think it will ever pass into other hands, and if this dear old Mansion must ever be torn down, still let someone of our name rebuild it. These old papers may be choice relics to you may serve to show you the advance of time and improvement of Society. At the present day, they are our standing they are one standing weekly [sic] perceivable, and are widely circulated through our United States. Do you say what ignorance? —  Guard well these relics and hand them down to posterity ever as we hand down to you as our revered Grandpa’s newspapers
-One who loves the “Old Mansion”
#OldHomeSearch #OldHomes #HiddenHistory #VirtualCollection #WarrenCT #WarrenCtHistoricalSociety  

January 12, 2023 
We’re growing! This week we added a new storage cabinet for our archives. If you have any town history you would like to donate, just give us a call, email or stop by. Of course, if you would like to keep your historic item,we can add a photo or a scan of your item, our virtual collection shelves never get full.  
#WarrenCtHistoricalSociety #Archives #DonationsAccepted #TownHistory #WarrenCt #sharingmemories January 5, 2023
 

In the 1920s the town of Waterbury found itself needing more water to meet the needs of its citizens. The search took them north to the Shepaug River in Warren. On January 3, 1921, a special meeting was held to hear the selectman’s report. Among the conditions of the sale, prior to the flooding of the 2.5-mile valley, a bridge was to be built on the Milton Road to be completed no later than Dec 1, 1924.
#WarrenCt #WarrenHistoricalSociety #Industry #Infrastructure  

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