Memories of the NY-New Haven Railroad (Danbury to Pittsfield)
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Peter McLachlan, a former engineer with the New York-New Haven railroad (that ran between Danbury, CT and Pittsfield) will be talking about his time working on that line at the the GB Historical Society’s program on Wednesday, April 13th at 7 pm at the Claire Teague Senior Center.  He’ll share memories of the local people Read More

What’s new with the Dutch wagon house reconstruction? Plenty!
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Since our last update in November when we had just poured a new concrete foundation, our contractor, Lignum Vitae, has begun a multi-phase plan to restabilize the Dutch wagon house’s timber frame structure. Due to the weight of 3 layers of asphalt shingles on top of cedar shakes, moisture found inside the roof, and the Read More

Kudos to our archival volunteers!
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We’re very very lucky to have a crew of volunteers helping us identify photos in the Marie Tassone collection of the GBHS archives at Ramsdell Library. We have tens of thousands of prints taken by Mrs. Tassone, none of which she labeled! In the first photo are: Pam Ivey and Dottie Flynn; in the second: Read More

Wheeler Farmstead Dutch Wagon House reconstruction update
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  Work has been continuing on the foundation of the Dutch Wagon House adjoining the Historical Society’s Town Museum and Archive Education Center at the Wheeler Farmstead (817 South Main Street, Route 7). After excavating the area, the footings were poured a couple of weeks ago. Now the concrete has been delivered and is being poured Read More

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