Artifact Identification Day in Avon June 25

The Institute of American Indian Studies is holding an Artifact Identification Day to be held on Saturday, June 25 from 1-4pm at the Avon Senior Center as part of the ongoing “Unearthing History” webinar series looking at the life and times of ancient history in North America after the Ice Age.  This event is being hostedContinue reading “Artifact Identification Day in Avon June 25”

 Unearthing History: 2022 Virtual Event #3 

 “Unearthing History: The Discovery of a 12,500 year old Paleo-Indian Site along the Farmington River in Avon, CT” webinar series continues with Paleoindian Peoples in the Northeast: Survival in the Ice Age and After on Thursday, May 12th at 7pm. For more information visit https://avonhistoricalsociety.org/event/unearthing-2022-3/?event_date=2022-05-12

Donated Land Along Salmon Brook Conserved by East Granby Land Trust

Thanks to a generous donation from Indus Realty Trust, the East Granby Land Trust conserved 38.7 acres of crucial land bordering Salmon Brook, our federally-designated Wild and Scenic waterway. One of the parcels is adjacent to Granbrook Park and R.D Seymour School, the local elementary school. Beyond protecting our waterway, the Land Trust intends to access the property for ecological education programs.

LFSWS Announces Request for Proposal

The Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook Wild and Scenic Committee (LFSWS) is seeking someone to conduct a needs assessment for a potential education and outreach program that could support responsible recreational use on or along the watercourses in the nine towns with federally designated Wild and Scenic sections of the Lower Farmington River andContinue reading “LFSWS Announces Request for Proposal”

More on the upcoming LFSWS sponsored “Unearthing History” webinar series

This 2022 series will cover the archaeology, genetics, Ice Age mammals, trade routes and foodways of early life along the Farmington River including the Brian D. Jones Paleo-Indian discovery in Avon. Schedule and registration information can be found here: https://lowerfarmingtonriver.files.wordpress.com/2022/02/flyer-all-events-in-2022.pdf

The Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook Wild & Scenic Committee sponsors webinar series on “Unearthing History: The Discovery of a 12,500 year old Paleo-Indian Site along the Farmington River in Avon, CT”

The Avon Historical Society, Avon Free Public Library and Avon Senior Center is pleased to present a second five-part webinar series entitled “Unearthing History: The Discovery of a 12,500 year old Paleo-Indian Site along the Farmington River in Avon, CT” beginning on March 10th  held via Zoom through a link from the Library. It isContinue reading “The Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook Wild & Scenic Committee sponsors webinar series on “Unearthing History: The Discovery of a 12,500 year old Paleo-Indian Site along the Farmington River in Avon, CT””

Granby Public Library Celebrates Farmington River Wild & Scenic Designation

Twenty-five years ago, in 1994, a 14-mile stretch of the West Branch Farmington River from Goodwin Dam in Hartland to the Canton/New Hartford line became a federally-designated Wild & Scenic River! As we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Upper Farmington River becoming a Wild & Scenic River – we have another victory – 1.1Continue reading “Granby Public Library Celebrates Farmington River Wild & Scenic Designation”