Whigville Pride Day is Saturday
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 email@example.com.
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.