The Suffield Historical Society is a non-profit organization devoted to preserving and disseminating Suffield history.


Connecticut's Evolving Transportation System

Richard DeLuca
Suffield Senior Center

Author and historian Richard DeLuca will use slides to punctuate his fascinating program on transportation of centuries past. From Indian trails to dirt roads to canals and railroads, these links fostered the development of our young nation. This author of Post Roads and Iron Horses will focus special emphasis on the Farmington Canal and the New Haven Railroad.

Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 7:00 p.m.

Refreshments: Anne Borg & Judy Quinn

Suffield's Past in Photographs

Anne Borg & Lester Smith
Suffield Senior Center

Each year Anne Borg and Lester Smith team up to delve into the extensive Hawley Rising slide collection and other sources to surprise us with a new perspective on Suffield's history for our annual meeting. This year is no exception as they work to show us images that tell the story of our town’s history, its families and its industries.

Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 7:00 p.m.

Refreshments: Florence, Nancy & Cathy Noble

Field Trip to Western Connecticut

This year's trip is scheduled for Saturday, June 22, leaving from the King House at 7:30 a.m. and returning no later than 5:30 p.m.

We will be visiting the Beckley Furnace in New Canaan, scenic Kent Falls State Park, the Connecticut Antique Machinery Assn. where we will eat lunch, Chase Summer Mansion and gardens and Tapping Reeve Law School in Litchfield. Please bring your own lunch.

Call Ed Chase to sign up at 860 668-2962. We will be driving and, depending on sign ups, may be looking for more drivers besides Bob and Ed.

Date: Saturday, June 22, 2019 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Ice Cream Social

King House Lawn

Bring friends and family to an old-fashioned Ice Cream Social. Pack a picnic, bring lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of neighborly visiting. Ice cream and entertainment provided by SHS.

Rain date: Thursday, July 11

Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Visit Us at the King House Museum!

Open May Through September
Wednesdays and Saturdays 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
232 South Main Street, Suffield, CT
Free Admission

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