Street Address
East Granby, CT 06026
Mailing Address
East Granby Historical Society, P.O. Box 188
East Granby, CT 06026
Staff
Bill Westervelt, President
Nancy Moody, Vice President

Description

The East Granby Historical Society announces that its new book, The Barns of East Granby: Our Agricultural Heritage, is now available for sale at the East Granby town clerk's office. It can also be purchased by using the on-line order form. Authored by two longtime East Granby residents, Betty Guinan and Ted Holly, the book features 269 photos over 130 pages. The text includes brief histories of local farms with descriptions of their barns and other outbuildings.

Mission

The mission of the East Granby Historical Society shall be the preservation and promotion of East Granby heritage. To that end the Society will undertake, foster and support efforts that protect and preserve material culture, from documents and personal effects to buildings and landmarks, representative of East Granby history or its people. Further, the Society will sponsor programs and events that facilitate historic awareness of the towns unique historic character, resources and people.

History

This area, first settled in 1664, was one of four Congregational parishes in Simsbury. The Turkey Hills Ecclesiastical Society in 1786 became a section of Granby, and in 1858 was incorporated as the Town of East Granby.