July 2, 2022

Get Lost: In the Lower River Valley Heritage

Pictured are (front) Linda Kinsella of Old Saybrook Historical Society, Jeff Hostetler of Deep River Historical Society, Donna Carlson of Chester Historical Society; (standing) Charlie Farrow of East Haddam Historical Society, Deborah Shapiro of Middlesex Historical Society in Middletown, and Elizabeth Malloy of Haddam Historical Society. (Photo courtesy of Skip Hubbard)

By combining resources for a common need, six area historical societies are the beneficiaries of a $9700 grant announced by the Connecticut Humanities Council. The grant will fund a collaborative project for a brochure highlighting the CT River Valley region’s historical assets. The brochure will appeal to both residents and visitors to the area and showcase the unique history offered at each of the six historical society sites – a combination of homes and museums.  A goal of the collaborative brochure will be to entice audiences to plan visits to multiple sites and explore the area’s full heritage.

The brochure, titled “Get Lost: In the Lower River Valley Heritage,” is planned for distribution in early 2012.

Following official approval of the grant, the six-society project team met in Chester to begin definition of the brochure elements.