The Somers Historical Society, Inc.

The Somers Historical Society's museum was MOVED, (building and all!), from 574 Main Street to 11 Battle Street in Somers, Connecticut.

Visit the Historical Society's official web site at
www.somersnow.com/historicalsociety

Among the Museum's Collections:

Genealogical Archives
Somers Artifacts
Farm Tools
Clothing, especially Victorian
Historical Information and Photos
Historical and Architectural Surveys of Somers Main Street and Somersville

History of The Somers Historical Society, Inc.

Thirty years ago, a number of residents got together and decided Somers needed an historical society, and so John Brennan, Fred Davis, and Pete Vasalie chartered the Society in 1962. The Society began meeting in the old Free Public Library in 1963, and shortly thereafter, in 1966, the town authorized its use as a museum.

With the establishment of the Museum, donations poured in: clothing, farm tools, kitchen tools, school materials, photos, clippings, and Somers artifacts. The clothes enabled a series of fashion shows to raise funds needed to install new lighting in the Museum.

The Society organized the Town celebration of its 250th anniversary, including a Civil War reenactment. It was also active in the 1976 Bicentennial events, sponsoring a float in the parade. It has frequently participated in the Four Town Fair parades, and displayed historical items at the fairgrounds and in the Town Hall. Recently it organized the dedication of Little Sorrel Lane in Somers commemorating the Somers horse ridden by Stonewall Jackson at the battle of Chancellorsville.

The Society has sponsored two historical/architectural surveys, one of Somers Main Street and one of the mill village of Somersville, to establish them as historical sites.

After the Society assisted Richard W. Davis, son of Fred C. Davis, in compiling his father's accumulation of Somers historical information, he wrote "Somers, The History Of A Connecticut Town", which the Society published in 1973. It also has published photographic views of Somers, "Through The Camera's Eye" and a children's history, "Stories of Somers."

Somers Historical Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 652
Somers, CT 06071
http://www.somersnow.com/historicalsociety/


For further information visit our web site or contact the Somers Historical Society, Inc. at PO Box 652, Somers, CT 06071

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