Haddam Historical Society
Thankful Arnold House Museum
May 28, 2020

A Brief History of Haddam Meadows State Park VIDEO!
Have you seen our latest history video? Check out our brief history of Haddam Meadows State Park on our blog, YouTube channel or our web site.

No summer program in 2020!
Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, the Haddam Historical Society will not be offering its summer program “A Week in the Life of an Early American Child”. Because of the close quarters in the museum and planned activities, it will be difficult to meet state guidelines for social distancing. We hope to return in 2021.
2020-2021 Nominations
By now current supporters should have received our mailing regarding nominations for 2020-2021. Please email or mail back your responses by May 29, 2020. The email address is contact@haddamhistory.org .

Thank You
Stephanie and Emily!
We would like to thank out-going board members Stephanie Denkowicz and Emily Smith for their service as directors for the Haddam Historical Society. Stephanie and her husband, Aydin Caginalp, have frequently hosted events and tours at their lovely home and she has assisted with events, programs, collections and numerous other important aspects of the organization.

Emily has most recently served as secretary of the board (applause) and she and her family have contributed to the society in a variety of ways including hosting events, sharing artistic talents, and volunteering at many events. We deeply appreciate their service, dedication and support of the society and museum. THANK YOU!

Left: Stephanie Denkowicz
Right: Emily Smith

Looking for a volunteer to construct a new compost bin for the Thankful Arnold House Garden as shown in document below. We will reimburse you for materials. The current compost is too large and difficult to use. Please contact Lisa at director@haddamhistory.org if you can help us with the project.

We are looking for volunteers to water the gardens at the Thankful Arnold House Museum June through early September. Hose and water provided.

Weeks run from Monday to Sunday
#1-June 1 to 7
#2- June 8 to 14
#3-June 15 to 21
#4-June 22 to 29
#5-June 29 to July 5
#6-July 6 to 12
#7-July 13 to 19
#8-July 20 to 26
#9-July 27 to August 2
#10-August 3 to 9
#11-August 10 to 16
#12-August 17 to 23
#13-August 24 to 30
#14-August 31 to September 6

Email Lisa at director@haddamhistory.org to VOLUNTEER
Connecticut's Historic Gardens Day 2020
The Thankful Arnold House Gardens will be open for Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day on Sunday, June 28, 2020 between 12 noon and 4 pm, ONLY with pre-registration and timed tickets . In order to comply with the state’s guidelines for opening outdoor museum spaces, we are limiting the number of guests per visit for social distancing requirements. Visitors are required to wear a mask or cloth face covering during their visit. The museum and gift shop will not be open.

To reserve tickets CLICK HERE
Can You Figure Out???

These photos of Haddam buildings are from the WPA House Survey.

The WPA House Survey", the Census of Old Buildings in Connecticut, 1934-1937 was a Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) project. Survey forms provide descriptions of nearly 5,000 buildings. Photographs were taken of most buildings and clipped to the survey forms. Some forms also include sketches of interior and/or exterior architectural details and a brief history of the building.

Can you guess which houses these are? They are all still standing and most look the same.