The New Hartford Historical Society
‘New Hartford’s Railroads’
Presented by Anne C. Hall, Ph.D.
7:00 pm on November 3rd, 2016
At the New Hartford Town Hall
We once more had a record breaking wine tasting with almost three hundred people attending. The evening was a major success and very helpful in our continuing work to take New Hartford’s history well into the future.
Here is a list of all our vendors and sponsors who helped make it successful. We would also like to thank Tony’s Package Store for their wonderful wine, beer, and specialty liquor selections. Many of these are local businesses that rely on our support, stop in and say hi!
A & J Quality Roofing
Better Half Bistro
Blue Sky Foods
Canton Barn Auctions
Charlotte Hungerford Hospital
Collinsville Savings Society
Lisa’s Crown & Hammer Restaurant and Pub
The D’More Agency, David D’Amore, Jr. Real Estate
David J. Orszulak, CPA, CFA, Ameriprise
Doug Gerard The 1832 House
Garden of light Natural foods market
Susan & Steve Goralski
Goff’s Equipment Service, LLC
High Farms Kennels
Infinity Music Hall & Bistro
James Casey Chef
Joan Auclair, Literate Graphic Design
Jules Poirier Co., LLC
Lippincott Van Lines
Main Stream LLC
Mark Marchetti, Arborist & Gardener
Max a Mia Ristorante
Mikado Asian Bistro
Montano-Shea Funeral Home
NeJaime’s Package Store
New England Online Auctions
New Hartford Democratic Town Committee
New Hartford Diner
New Hartford Republican Town Committee
Northwest Community Bank
Noujaim’s Food and Catering
Pearse-Bertram, Kristen Jones
Bakker Agency, Insurance & Financial Services
Quinoco Energy Services
Radwick’s Coffee & Sandwich
Raimie H. Weber Jeweler
Reilly Capital Management, LLC
Rivers Edge Bistro
Riverside Nursery & Garden Center
Rogers Law Firm, LLC
Russ’s Septic Service
Santoro Law Office, LLC
Saybrook Fish House
Select Physical Therapy
Tangarone & Prelli Insurance
Head Shoppe Salon
The Parrot Delaney
Tony’s Drive-In Package Store
Torrington Savings Bank
Village Hair Care
Winsted Feed & Supply
Winsted Hospital for Animals, PC
Zordan & Sons Wall and Ceiling
Our intrepid volunteers are hard at work on the next newsletter, and perhaps a presentation. It has to do with another anniversary and another flood… March 18th, 1936 and the failure of the Greenwoods Dam.
Here is a little teaser from a newspaper account of the event:
“Gray skies pressed close to the nearby hills and from them a drizzling rain fell steadily on the town and on the Farmington River which divides it. It fell too on the great bulk of the Greenwoods dam which bulwarked a great reservoir of water above the city.
Mr. Langevin rubbed his eyes. He could almost have sworn the dam moved. Then while he watched the dam did move.
Slowly – almost carefully- a great crack spread across the downstream surface of the dam. Slowly a huge section bulged outward. A trickle of water filtered through and then the whole section eased out. Millions of gallons of water fought through the opening. In a moment they shouldered away remnants of the dam crashed to the river and fell forward. Mr. Langevin saw them take the first bridge and shoulder its steel girders from their path.’
Have you seen this map?
or these photos?
or read this letter?
We had a great event for the commemoration of the Flood of 1955 and it wouldn’t have been possible without your support! Between the tour of the Colebrook dam and our presentation of interviews, photographs, and maps probably a hundred people came. And thanks to that set of events, we have more letters, not only about the flood, to scan and add to our collection.
This Friday we have another event: our annual Wine Tasting.
The wine tasting is a great way to sample local food, dozens of types of wine both international and local, increasingly more types of beer, and possibly some specialty items. You will be able to order wine and beer at great prices as well.
But it is also our main fundraiser for the year. We hope to see you there, in support of history and in the support of making that history known to this and future generations.
For just one example, the virtual map, which we want to add to, would not be possible without such support.
Tickets will be $25 at the door. Ski Sundown, New Hartford, CT. 6-9pm, September 11th, 2015
The Eleventh Annual New Hartford Historical Society Wine Tasting
Come have a glass of wine with us!
September 11th, 2015
Ski Sundown, New Hartford, CT
$25 per person at the door (or in advance)
We always have a wide selection of wines, beers, and local food from our many area restaurants.
Good food, good wine, good music, and great company!