Current Events

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Indian Neck Postcards

Wednesday, November 11th, 2020
7:00pm online through the
Blackstone Memorial Library

Greetings from Indian Neck!
Wish you were here!

Join us as our Town Historian, Jane Bouley, shares images from her collection of Indian Neck postcards while giving a visual and historical tour of the beaches, stores, and summer hotels from Sybil Creek to Limewood Avenue, and along Linden Avenue to Summer Island and Sunset Beach.

The heyday of the travel postcard was 1905, until World War I when tourists came to Indian Neck to spend a few days, or the whole summer, at one of Indian Neck’s summer hotels or at a shoreline cottage for rent. They came to keep cool, swim and boat, go fishing and clamming, and just have fun. There was something here for everyone, from an inexpensive cottage to the 200 room Montowese House called the “Queen of the Sound”, the largest summer hotel between Newport and New York City.

Note: Registration is required to receive a link to attend this online event.

Postponement Announcement

Due to the COVID-10 pandemic, our
Annual Meeting & Dinner in May, as well as our Annual Strawberry Festival in June have been postponed. 

All Harrison House Tours are also on hold until further notice. We will not be holding our regular hours in June and July.

We will send out information to our members and update our website when we have more information.

ON-GOING EVENTS

Tour The Harrison House Museum

The Historic Harrison House Museum at 124 Main Street, Branford is open to the public for free guided tours every Saturday, from 1-4 pm, June through the end of September or by appointment. (Donations are appreciated)

For more information email us at: info@branfordhistoricalsociety.org

The circa 1724 saltbox house and property is recorded on the National Register of Historic Places, and is maintained by the Branford Historical Society. It features period furnishings and Branford artifacts.

Also on the two-acre site, is the Harrison House Barn with a display of local period tools, a colonial flower garden, and a lovely herb garden. The gardens were established and are beautifully maintained by the
Branford Garden Club.

Historic House Plaques & Research Service

The Branford Historical Society offers house plaques to identify historic structures and landmarks in Branford. Properties are acknowledged by date of construction and by original or historically recognized owner.

RECENT EVENTS

The Lafayette Trail

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020
7:00pm online through the
Blackstone Memorial Library

Join us as Julien Icher, founder and preseident of the Lafayette Trail, Inc., speaks about French Continential Army General Lafayette and his farewell tour of the United States in 1824. Come and learn about his signifant role in the Revolutionary War and the importance of his final visit to America.

Note: Registration is required to receive a link to attend this online event.

Weren’t able to make it? No problem. Click below to view the recording.

Branford Schools: 
From ABC to STEM

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020
7:00pm at Willoughby Wallace Library

Join us as Robert Barnett, Historical Society member, and author of “Eight Schools: Campus and Culture”, speaks on his newest booklet “Branford Schools: From ABC to STEM”. The book will be on sale that night. 

The History of the Branford Community House

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
7:00pm at the The Community House

Join us for an exciting presentation by
Alex Paluzzi, Branford Parks & Rec. Director about this history of this special building and its deep roots in our town, at the newly rennovated Community House.