Past Meeting and Event Notes


Spring/Annual Meeting: April 27, 2009
"House Restoration Experiences at Groton Bank"
Meetings are held at 7:00 PM, with dessert and coffee at 6:30 PM at the Groton Congregational Church, 162 Monument Street, Groton, CT 06340
Program: "Experiences in house restoration and renovation on historic Groton Bank".  A panel of speakers--Leslie Evans, Curator of the Avery Copp Museum; Bob Robotham, owner  of Crossroads Building Co.; Ernest Romano, owner of the Capt Ebenezer Morgan House; and Sally Rugh, owner of the James A. Morgan House-- will relay their experiences restoring or renovating 20th century Federal, Mansard, Italianate, Gothic and Queen Anne style houses.  
Winter: February 2, 2009
"Research Needed to Obtain Historic Building Plaques"
Horace Newbury and Tom Althuis
Winter Meeting:  "Carrying out Research to Obtain Historic Building Plaques", Monday February 2, 2009, 7 PM at the Groton Congregational Church 162 Monument St. Groton, CT.  Join for Refreshements at 6:30 PM.  Public invited.
In response to many inquires about obtaining "Groton Bank Historic House Plaques" that display the original owner-occupant and the date of construction, Horace Newbury and Tom Althuis will talk about the research process to determine this information.  In the past about 90 of Groton Bank's several hundred historic houses or buildings have been researched and have plaques on them.  Horace and Tom will focus on determining the original owner-occupant and age of the structure using information in the Groton Land Records, knowledge of the architectural style of the structure, and information that can be gleaned from maps, old pictures and other sources.
Fall: November 17, 2008
Potluck Dinner
"Celebrating Thanksgiving in Early Times"
Leslie Evans, Curator Avery-Copp Museum

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