Whigville Pride Day is Sat­ur­day

The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT) - - COMMUNITY -

BURLINGTON >> The Whigville Preser­va­tion Group is proud to an­nounce the first-ever Whigville Pride Day to be held on Sat­ur­day April 22, to co­in­cide with Earth Day.

Vol­un­teers from the WPG, its par­ent or­ga­ni­za­tion, the Burlington Land Trust, and other com­mu­nity groups will be tak­ing part.

“This is truly a com­mu­nity ef­fort re­flect­ing the com­mit­ment that peo­ple in Whigville have for en­sur­ing the beauty of our spe­cial com­mu­nity,” said Patti Smal­done, leader of the Whigville Preser­va­tion Group, in a writ­ten state­ment. “When you look at the beau­ti­fully main­tained fields and barns that de­fine Whigville, we as neigh­bors want to do our part and show how much we ap­pre­ci­ate what those peo­ple are do­ing, and show them how much we care.”

The event will start with a brief cer­e­mony at the Whigville Grange (153 South Main Street) at 10:30 a.m. to honor three in­di­vid­u­als with Whigville Preser­va­tion Awards for their ef­forts in help­ing to pre­serve the char­ac­ter of our com­mu­nity.

A com­mu­nity trash pickup mme­di­ately fol­lows the cer­e­mony. The pri­mary Whigville thor­ough­fares of South Main Street, Prospect Street, Jerome Av­enue, Main Street, Bradley Road, and Reser­voir Road will be the fo­cus. The clean-up is ex­pected to last 60-90 min­utes.

The Whigville Preser­va­tion Group is a project of the Burlington Land Trust, Inc. The mis­sion of the Whigville Preser­va­tion Group is to pre­serve and pro­tect the agri­cul­tural her­itage of Whigville, both its farm­lands and wood­lands, for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions. To find out more, visit www.face­book. com/whigvil­lec

So­ci­ety pre­pares for town’s 300th An­niver­sary

LITCH­FIELD >>The town of Litch­field, Con­necti­cut will be cel­e­brat­ing its 300th An­niver­sary in 2019. Litch­field en­com­passes the cen­ter vil­lage, Ban­tam, North­field, Mil­ton, East Litch­field, and Mor­ris (pre-1856), and the Litch­field His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety seeks to doc­u­ment all ar­eas of town. A Com­mon Her­itage grant awarded to the So­ci­ety by the Na­tional En­dow­ment for the Hu­man­i­ties will fund th­ese projects held to pre­pare for the an­niver­sary.

A se­ries of Com­mu­nity Con­ver­sa­tions will be held to dis­cuss as­pects of Litch­field’s his­tory. On Thurs­day, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. the so­ci­ety is host­ing the first con­ver­sa­tion to ad­dress the topic of “Grow­ing up in Litch­field.” The pro­gram will be fa­cil­i­tated by his­to­rian Rachel Car­ley, and the so­ci­ety in­vites lo­cal res­i­dents to par­tic­i­pate. This larger dis­cus­sion will fo­cus on what it was like grow­ing up in all ar­eas of Litch­field and ex­plore how the town has changed over the years. The event is free and open to the pub­lic. R.S.V.P.s must be made by Tues­day, May 9 by call­ing 860-567-4501 or reg­is­tra­tion@litch­field­his­tor­i­cal­so­ci­ety.org.

On Sun­day, June 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. the His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety is or­ga­niz­ing a town­wide Dig­i­ti­za­tion Day where res­i­dents can bring in ma­te­rial for dig­i­ti­za­tion. Staff from The Con­necti­cut State Li­brary will help dig­i­tize your photos, doc­u­ments, tex­tiles, and other Litch­field-re­lated ar­ti­facts to fur­ther our re­search and un­der­stand­ing of the town. The So­ci­ety will re­tain a copy of the dig­i­tal file of the items brought in, for use in re­search, pub­lic­ity, ex­hibits, and pro­gram­ming and in­clu­sion in the Con­necti­cut Dig­i­tal Ar­chive. Most items will be re­turned to every­one in the same day and par­tic­i­pants will re­ceive a copy of the dig­i­tal file. This event is free and open to the pub­lic.

Have ques­tions about the events or un­able to at­tend the dig­i­ti­za­tion day? Want to check if your item(s) can be dig­i­tized? Call the His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety at (860) 5674501. Ad­di­tional pro­gram­ming will be held through­out the next two years to pre­pare for the an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tion in 2019. Visit www.litch­field­his­tor­i­cal­so­ci­ety.org to learn more about th­ese and fu­ture pro­grams and events. The Litch­field His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety is lo­cated at 7 South St., Litch­field. Free ad­mis­sion is spon­sored by Eric­son In­sur­ance Ad­vi­sors.

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