Join us for an informative discussion about the often overlooked history of Native Americans in Groton and the surrounding region on Tuesday, September 13 from 6-7PM .
Long before the first white settlers arrived, Native Americans had inhabited this area for many many years. Find out about what we know of the tribes in our region, what they did and how they survived.
Join us on Tuesday August 13th from 6-7 PM and learn more about one of Groton’s great hidden gems Seyon Pond and Noyes Lodge! We’ll discuss the history of what is the only State Park that has an Inn and that is open year round! Learn about what was once there and how it has developed and changed through the years!
Come join us on Tuesday July 9, 2019 from 6-7 PM to explore the history of Groton’s Main Street. Program will include a walking tour if weather permits! Find out what used to be on Main Street and hear personal recollections from older residents who remember Main Street in its heyday as well as the history relayed to them!
The Groton Historical Society, in conjunction with the Groton Recreation Committee and the Groton Free Public Library, will host a railroad-themed concert by Banjo Dan and Will Lindner of the renowned Sky Blue Boys on Saturday, September 1, 2018. The concert will start at approximately 5:30 PM at Veterans Park in Groton Village. The concert is free to the public but donations are appreciated. Attendees should bring chairs or blankets to the concert venue. In the event of rain, the concert will be held at the Groton Community Building. In addition to the main festivities, a youth corn-husking contest, hosted by the Groton Fire Department Explorers Post, will be held starting at 3:30 PM at Veterans Park. The winner will be awarded a cash prize. Food including barbecued chicken prepared by the Groton Volunteer Fire Department as well as corn on the cob, kettle corn, desserts and beverages will be available starting at 5 PM. Other surprises are also planned. In addition, books and calendars published by the Groton Historical Society will be available for sale including the soon-to-be-published Mr. Glover’s Childhood.
Please join the Groton Historical Society for its first meeting of 2018 to be held on Tuesday, May 1st at 6 PM at the Peter Paul House. The Peter Paul House is located at 1203 Scott Highway in Groton Village.
Topics to be discussed include:
Key Access to building for Dick Montague
2018 Concert/Event discussion
Possible presentation by Railroad expert?
2018 Road Rally discussion
Publication of Mr. Glover’s Childhood book
Brian Aust/Nature Center at Groton State Forest
GHS Table at Groton Home Show
Suggested metal detector locations for Greg Eckert
House maintenance issues
Meetings usually end at 7 PM. We would love to see you there!