Haddam Historical Society Newsletter
News and Events June 17, 2016
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This week you will receive our annual appeal letter in the mail addressed to postal patron. Please don't discard!

The Haddam Historical Society relies on these important local contributions to cover a significant portion of our operating and programming expenses. We hope you will consider increasing your support  his year and help us continue our mission to share our community's heritage with all. We are most THANKUL for your continued support.
You can also make a donation online at our Web site: www.haddamhistory.org

Elizabeth Malloy
Executive Director

Haddam Historical Society Scholarship Award, 2016

On Wednesday, June 1, 2016 the Haddam Historical Society presented its fourth annual High School Scholarship Award at the Haddam-Killingworth High School Award Ceremony to Cassie Lynn Harlow.  The $500 scholarship award was based upon scholastic standing, contribution to school, community activities and interest in history. Cassie will be attending Fairfield University in the fall.
We are delighted to be able to help support the continued education of one of our community's deserving students and advocate for the importance of history both locally and globally.
Pictured: Susann Costa, Chairman of the Scholarship Committee, H-K Senior, Cassie Lynn Harlow and Executive Director, Elizabeth Malloy.

1772 Grant

We are happy to announce that the museum has received a grant of $4500 from the 1772 Foundation and Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation to assist us in painting the exterior of the museum. Work will begin in the late summer. 

Connecticut Historic Gardens Day
Connecticut's Historic Gardens Day
Sunday, June 26, 2016
12 noon to 4 pm
Free admission, light refreshments and crafts all afternoon

Visitors will learn how herbs, vegetables and plants were used by the Widow Thankful Arnold in the early 19th century.  The Wilhelmina Ann Arnold Barnhart Memorial Garden features over 50 varieties of herbs including those used in cooking, dyeing, fragrance and medicine.
This year's acitivity for both adults and children will be making a small hedgehog or mouse from teasel plants grown in the garden. Light refreshments will also be served including our famous rhubarb tea. For further information visit www.haddamhistory.org or call 860-345-2400.

Garden Volunteers

The gardens at the museum are looking wonderful due to the hard work and dedication of the garden volunteers headed up by Deb Rutter and Cindy Sullivan and all their team including Karen Stein and Theresa Geraghty. We welcome three new volunteers, Charlene Breen, Heidi March and Sarah Torff. Heidi and Sarah are Master Gardener interns and have been working on the peripheral borders, which are looking spectacular. A special shout out to Doug and Amy Roper who with Deb Rutter moved a number of plants temporarily to the Neal Home so we can start our archaeological dig. Also thank you to Ron and Mary Alice Matulevich for transporting debris to the transfer station.

Thank you Peter Smith for taking these very COOL pictures of the museum garden with your drone!
Watering Schedule:
We are looking for volunteers to water the museum gardens from now through August. We offer weekly slots from Monday through Sunday starting JUNE 19, 2016 If you are able to volunteer for a week please email Lisa at director@haddamhistory.org with dates available and instructions.  Hose is all hooked up and ready to go.
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AMERICAN PICKERS To Film In Connecticut

The Society recently received an email from a casting associate with American Pickers. Below is the press release. If you have any ideas or know of someone who might be a good fit contact them directly.
Mike Wolfe , Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Connecticut! They plan to film episodes of the hit series AMERICAN PICKERS throughout the region this summer.
AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique 'picking' on History. The hit show follows Mike and Frank, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America's most valuable antiques. They are always excited to find sizeable, unique collections and learn the interesting stories behind them.
As they hit the back roads from coast to coast, Mike and Frank are on a mission to recycle and rescue forgotten relics. Along the way, the Pickers want to meet characters with remarkable and exceptional items.

The pair hopes to give historically significant objects a new lease on life, while learning a thing or two about America's past along the way.
Mike and Frank have seen a lot of rusty gold over the years and are always looking to discover something they've never seen before . They are ready to find extraordinary items and hear fascinating tales about them.

AMERICAN PICKERS is looking for leads and would love to explore your hidden treasure. If you or someone you know has a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the Pickers can spend the better part of the day looking through, send us your name, phone number, location and description of the collection with photos to:
americanpickers@cineflix.com or call 855-old-rust.

Annual Meeting
On May 19, 2016 the Haddam Historical Society hosted a program on Shad Fishing and Haddam. Steve Gephart of DEEP spoke about Shad and their history in the Connecticut River and distinguished panel of Haddam Shad Fishermen including Jack Calhoun, Dale DeCarli, JB Lundgren, Rob Nettleton, Fred Hartke, Richard Williams and Dr. Joe Zaientz. The program was video- taped and can be accessed from our website at www.haddamhistory.org .

Back Row: Jack Calhoun, Dale DeCarli, JB Lundgren, Dick Williams
Front Row: Dr. Joe Zaientz, Fred Hartke, Rob Nettleton 

Prior to the program the society held a short business meeting and the following members were re-elected to the Board of Director. The membership also voted on a slate of officers.
Slate of Officers
 President-Dianne McHutchison, Haddam Neck
Bill Schneider, Higganum
Secretary-David Neal, Haddam
Treasurer-Stephanie Denkowicz, Haddam
Reappointed Directors
Jack Calhoun 2016-2019
Marijean Conrad 2016-2019
Sue DeCarli 2016-2019
Dianne McHutchison 2016-2019

Standing Directors
Myra Aronow, Haddam
Bill Schneider, Higganum
Sue DeCarli, Higganum
Stephanie Denkowicz, Haddam
Tracy LaComb, Higganum
David Neal, Haddam
Emily Smith, Haddam
Charlotte Stetson, Higganum
Cindy Sullivan, Higganum
Donna Torza, Haddam

 The Haddam Historical Society goes to Egypt! Thank you Stephanie Denkowicz for bringing us to Temple of Seti I Luxor.

Summer Solstice Gathering 
Scheduled for Sunday, June 19, 2016 

We again apologize for the cancellation of the
 Summer Solstice Gathering.

Please support our business members
2016 business members



Matulevich Carpentry, Haddam
Wiese Enterprises, Higganum