The Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation has launched a blog on barns!  From their site:  "Since 2004 the Trust’s Historic Barns of Connecticut project has produced a website, a series of information workshops, documentation for nearly 2,000 barns across the state, and a grant program to support historic barns.  Now, the Trust is able to extend and expand its project. Thanks to a two-year grant of $174,000 from the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, the Trust is pleased to announce the next phase its survey of significant barns across the entire state. It is the Trust’s goal to make this the most comprehensive statewide survey of barns in the country, and this survey could well have an impact on federal and state policy and funding for farms and barns."  Click here to check out the project's blog.

Salons at Stowe

Where the past meets the present:  The Stowe Center's lively 21st-century parlor conversations start up again October 8, 22, November 5 & 19.  With topics as provocative as "Can Apologies Correct Historical Injustices?" and "Is Prison the New Slavery?", come prepared for a lively discussion.  Salons are moderated and feature experts on the subject in a round-table discussion format.  For more information, visit The Stowe Center's Web site.


Here’s something new and fun from our friends at the New London Historical Society:  Joshua Hempstead (who died in 1768) has a Blog!  Society director Edward Baker and local historian Patricia Schaefer are taking turns selecting a diary entry relating to the current calendar and annotating it with context and explanation.  Check it out here or visit and look for the menu item just below the masthead.