On Saturday, November 18 at 9:30 A.M. at the Warren Community Center, 7 Sackett Hill Rd. the Warren Land Trust will be holding its Annual Meeting. Town Historian and Warren Historical Society curator, Ellen Paul, will provide a brief program on the Willis Tanner Farmland Preserve – and its namesake, who served as Warren’s First Selectman for over 30 years. This 25 acre parcel is the newest addition to Warren’s preserved land. The program includes a walk around the field’s perimeter just off of Above All Road. All are invited. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Halloween In Warren!
Trick-or-treaters from Warren Childcare made the historical society a stop on their parade last Tuesday. They were making history.
The Warren Historical Society collects objects, photos, archival materials and images of objects, photos and historic homes and landmarks for our collection.
Many families want to keep their heirlooms close to home, but might be willing to share an image of the item.
If you have a photo, an historic house or an object with Warren significance, we have the expertise and equipment to photograph it.
The image becomes part of our virtual collection and the heirloom is still part of your family's legacy.
Next weekend is the Warren Fall Festival. Please visit the Warren Historical Society's booth to see all our new offerings. We have a new publication, Warren Town Center, an Historical and Architectural Review, and don't forget to submit your best guess as to what our "What's it?" is this year.
Thank you to all who attended our 2017 Annual Meeting and special thanks to board member, Harriet Shapiro, for sharing her expertise on the art we hold in our collection.
Even before the Warren Turnpike was constructed, Platt Starr, the brother of Warren’s second minister Peter Starr,
had an inn at 14 Cornwall Road. It operated from 1796 until 1826 and would have served travelers along the route of the Warren Turnpike.
With the closing of Platt Starr’s established the Federal-style colonial passed into private ownership until 1972 when the restaurant L’Ermitage began welcoming diners.
If anyone has photos of L’Ermitage we would love to see them!
Across from the road from the church stood the home of Deacon Joseph Tanner (1792 – 1838). Deacon Tanner kept a tavern and like all tavern keepers served spirits. When the Temperance Movement gained steam under the ministry of Hart Talcott, Tanner announced that liquor would no longer be served.
Shortly thereafter, the tavern’s sign was torn down by some disgruntled patrons who claimed that no man who refused to sell liquor should keep a tavern.
The Joseph Tanner family removed to Waverly, IL in 1835.