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We are located in Killingworth, CT
PO Box 707
Killingworth, CT 06419

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Annual Meeting & Fall Presentation
Stephen Holmes:
Cycle of Life
Thursday, October 16, 7:00 p.m.
Killingworth Fire Station, Route 81

Some youthful memories never fade. One memory as a child is the moment you realize that no grownup is running behind holding the bicycle seat, and your mastery of the two-wheeler has come at last!

Stephen Holmes certainly remembers his childhood bicycle, a five-speed Schwinn Stingray. It hooked him on riding as a child and into adulthood. He also has become a collecto of classic bicycles.

On Thursday, October 16, at 7:00 p.m., Stephen - a collector and authority on the history of bicycles - will talk about the story behind today's bicycles, particularly the crucial role Connecticut played in the development of modern bicycles. "Because of the manufacturing prowess of Connecticut, the natural resources here, and the financial resources," Stephen says, "there were a lot of talented machinists here. Pierre Lallement knew what he was doing when he came to Connecticut." He will share his enthusiasm for bicycles and bring several of his favorite cycles, including an old-fashioned high wheel.

Stephen sees a connection between interest in how the structure of bicycles changed and an interest in structure in general. He is an architect by profession and worked for more than two decades at Centerbrook Architects before going freelance. He has designed many award-winning projects, most recently the Bellarmine Museum at Fairfield University and a residence on the Connecticut shoreline. Stephen's wife Sarah, also an architect, works with Wyeth Architects in Chester.


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OUR MISSION

The society’s major function is to discover and collect any material which may help to establish or illustrate the history of the area its exploration, settlement, development and activities in peace and in war; its progress in population, wealth, education, arts, science, agriculture, manufacturers, trade and transportation.  It collects printed material such as histories, genealogies, biographies, descriptions, gazetteers, directories, newspapers, pamphlets, catalogs, circulars, handbills, programs, posters; manuscripts such as letters, diaries, journals, memoranda, reminiscences, rosters, service records, account books, charts, surveys, field books; and museum material such as pictures, photographs, paintings, portraits, scenes, aboriginal relics and material objects illustrative of life, conditions, events, and activities of the past and present.

The society provides for the preservation of such material and for its accessibility, as far as may be feasible, to all who wish to examine or study it, to co-operate with officials in insuring the preservation accessibility of the records and archives.  It also undertakes the preservation of historic buildings, monuments and markers.

 

KILLINGWORTH HISTORY

Do you have historical artifacts, pictures, mementos, or memories of Killingworth you'd like to share with us?  The Killingworth Historical Society is always on the lookout for items to add to our collection.  We're very excited about opportunities that are coming our way which may allow us to finally have a home to display our collection in the near future.

Sharing need not be permanent.  Photos, postcards and the like can be scanned, added to our archives, and returned.  When we're finally able to open our collections to the public, on-loan items would also be appreciated for short-term displays.  Join us as we continue to preserve the past and educate for the future.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors shall consist of fifteen members of the Society elected at the Annual Meeting.  The term of office for each newly elected Director shall begin on the first day of January following their election.  The term of office of the members of the Board of Directors shall be for three years with five members going off the board each year.

The officers shall consist of a President, a Vice President, a Recording Secretary and a Treasurer.  Officers shall be members of the Board of Directors and shall be elected annually by a majority vote of the Board of Directors at the December meeting, provided that a quorum is present.  The officers shall serve a term of one year and may be reelected for not more then five consecutive terms.  Each newly elected officer’s term of office shall begin on the first day of January following their election.

Susan Adinolfo
Carolann Annino
Deborah Dekkers        Treasurer
Florence Broach
Robert Broach
Bruce Dodson
Fran Dooley
Linda Dudek           Vice President
Betty Jane Folger
Claudette Lagasse
Thomas Lentz
Jan O'Sullivan
Gina Regolo               President     
Lewis Scranton
Katrin Walton               Secretary

MEMBERSHIP

To learn more about becoming a member of the Killingworth Historical Society, and to acquire a list of our life time members, please click here.

 




Revised on September 11, 2013
Copyright, 2013, Killingworth Historical Society
All Rights Reserved.


 

 

WHAT'S NEW
 
 

Christmas Fair

 
  Use the Seven Mile Tour of Killingworth History
with the book below to conduct your own tour of Killingworth's past.
 
 

Cover Photo History of Killingworth
A Photographic History of Killingworth

The Killingworth Historical Society is pleased to offer A Photographic History of Killingworth, a pictorial history of the Town of Killingworth, Connecticut. Most of the over 200 photographs in this book were taken around 1900 and depict the houses, farms, roads, businesses, schools, and people of the town.

The book is authored by Thomas L. Lentz who has lived in Killingworth since 1966. He is a founding member of the Killingworth Historical Society, Historian of the Congregational Church, and Municipal Historian.

All proceeds from the sale of this book go to the Killingworth Historical Society to support its preservation activities on behalf of Killingworth. The book can be obtained by sending $35.00 to:

Killingworth Historical Society
PO Box 707
Killingworth, CT 06419

The price includes postage.  We are a volunteer organization, so please allow us a little time to send you the book.

 
   
 

Parmelee Farm Image
for Sale

 


Celebrate Killingworth's Parmelee Farm! The Killingworth Historical Sociey has revived the very popular "Killingworth Images" program with a new series highlighting the Parmelee Farm property.

The first in a series of handmade images is a beautiful representation of the farmhouse itself - the future home of the Killingworth Historical Society.

The image is only $20 and 100% of the proceeds go to offset the cost of farmhouse renovations. Parmelee Farmhouse images are available at all Historical Society events or at town hall.

For more information on the Parmelee Farm go to www.parmeleefarm.org