Halloween Bash!

Saturday, October 30th from 8-11pm at Sharon Historical Society
18 Main Street Sharon, Connecticut
R.S.V.P. or R.I.P. by October 28th
860-364-5688 or SharonHistoricalSociety@Yahoo.com

Live Music to Die For!
Swamp Yankee

Adults Only
Come in Costume

All the Beer and Blood you can drink!

$15 per person in advance
$20 at the door


October 13, 2010 at 10:40 pm Leave a comment

Sharon Map Collection is Expanding

We are expanding our Google Map collections.

This is presently a work in progress but have a look at our new Sharon, Connecticut Areas of Historical Interest map.

September 1, 2010 at 6:55 pm Leave a comment

Cake Auctions are Fun!!!

The rumors around town were that we had lost our minds…”A cake auction? Really?! Are they crazy? That’s never going to work.”

Ahhhhh but we had a plan, a vision, amazingly talented supporters, and (just in case) we ordered a ton of alcohol.

In all…we had 26 cakes up for “live” auction and at least 6 showcased in the “silent auction”.

The auction paddles were distributed early, the food was delivered often, alcohol was readily available and then it was time.

With the stage set, on a beautiful July evening…not-to-hot, not-to-cold…Ed Kirby and Barclay Prindle took the stage. What transpired was fun, at times exciting and all-in-all a night that all in attendance will long remember.

Truly it was a blast. The competitive juices were flowing and the smiles were infectious. We thank all in attendance…especially those that went home with multiple cakes!

Cheeseburger in Paradise

Lamby Lamby Double Whammy

July 7, 2010 at 12:37 am Leave a comment

Fourth Of July Celebrations in Sharon CT

A Taste of Sharon: Let Them Eat Cake Cocktail Party &
Open House on Sharon’s Historic Green

Saturday and Sunday, July 2nd & 3rd, 2010
Sponsored by The Prindle Insurance Agency

Sharon, CT: Celebrate Sharon In GREAT Taste this summer on Friday evening, July 2, 6-8 pm, and from 10-4 on Saturday July 3 when the Sharon Historical Society presents the two-day event, “A Taste of Sharon.”

Friday July 2, 6-8 pm, $35/ticket: A Taste of Sharon “Let Them Eat Cake” Cocktail Party

If summer puts your sweet tooth into a tailspin, you won’t want to miss the delightfully down-home “Let Them Eat Cake” cocktail party that kicks off two days of celebrating in Sharon. Not only does this year’s Sharon Historical Society summer celebration feature all the best fresh and tasty tidbits of the season, guests will have the opportunity to become “bidders” as the action heats up for the live and silent CAKE auctions! Cakes have been donated by 30 Sharon friends and residents, running the epicure gamut from “July 4th Cake”, a banana cake with cream cheese frosting and summer fruit, an original compilation from the Barefoot Contessa and The Joy of Cooking; a touch of Bavaria with German Chocolate cake; Chocolate Raspberry Cake from the pages of Bon Appetit, and a bit of tropical flare with a coconut layer cake. There are cakes by well-know local bakers, including Patsy Stroble, and cakes that celebrate Sharon, such as Lynn Kearcher’s “Ode to Mudge Pond”. While many of the cakes will be featured in the live auction, some with be paired with a “Sharon Treasure” in the silent auction. Treasures include some classic blue Jasperware, a lovely watercolor painting, a guided trip for 4 to the top of the Sharon Clock Tower, and a sleep over for 6 girls at the Sharon Historical Society! The party will be held on the grounds of the museum at 18 Main Street in Sharon.

Tickets to the party are $35 per person, and should be purchased in advance. Call 860-364-5688 or e-mail sharonhistoricalsociety@yahoo.com for information or reservations.

As in years past, this event is catered by The Sharon Day Care Center and half the proceeds from tickets sales support the activities of the center.

Saturday July 3, 10-4, Open House on Sharon Green, FREE Entry to Public Buildings and Activities, $20 ticket to tour 6 private homes

On Saturday July 3, between 10 and 4 pm, enjoy an Open House on Sharon’s historic Green. Give your weekend guests a real taste of the best Sharon has to offer by bringing a blanket and staking out your spot on the historic Sharon Green. Great food will be available courtesy of the Sharon Fire Department, and there will be plenty of family friendly activities with Scott Heth from Audubon Sharon, and scavenger hunts on the Green. When you’re tired of lounging, visit the three churches on the Green, the Hotchkiss Library, and the Sharon Historical Society where visitors can view the exhibit, “A Pictorial History of the Sharon Green” curated by the Sharon Green Preservation Association who will also present guided tours of the Green’s trees at 11 and 2 (meet at the Town Hall.) For a $20 ticket visitors can tour six of the historic private homes located on the Green. Purchase your ticket in advance and receive a printed tour map, or take your tour using your smart phone.

More events and activities are being added each day, so visit our website www.sharonhist.org for up-to-date information. For advance tickets call the Historical Society at 860-364-5688 or e-mail sharonhistoricalsociety@yahoo.com. This event is designed to celebrate Sharon’s beautiful Green and to help encourage use of the Green as a center of community activity.

Day-of event tickets will be available for purchase at the Historical Society at 18 Main Street, just north of the clock tower on the Green in Sharon, and at all tour sites (look for the balloons). Street parking is available.

The Historical Society would like to thank The Prindle Insurance Agency for sponsoring this popular community event. The mission of the Sharon Historical Society is to connect people with the town of Sharon, its history, and its culture.

June 22, 2010 at 1:38 pm Leave a comment

Cocktail Party, Friday July 2nd from 6pm to 8pm

A Taste of Sharon
“Let Them Eat Cake” Cocktail Party
Friday July 2, 2010 6-8 pm

Kick-off the summer in mouth-watering style as the Sharon Historical Society presents “A Taste of Sharon” and the “Let Them Eat Cake” Cocktail Party featuring a live and silent cake auction!

This festive evening cocktail party celebrates the lazy, crazy days of summer in Sharon. This year’s event will offer ample hors d’oeurves, some based on “vintage” Sharon recipes, complemented by an open bar. To cap the evening off and show some of that “old-tyme” Sharon spirit, our special guest auctioneer will run a live auction of delectable cakes donated by some of Sharon’s finest bakers and exemplary citizens. Alongside the live auction, there will be a silent auction of cakes, wonderful collectibles, and a special prize – a guided trip up to the top of the Sharon Clock Tower!

Past guests have referred to this event as “the party of the summer” and “not to be missed!”

Register online today!!

June 16, 2010 at 6:53 pm Leave a comment

Upcoming Events at SHS!

Take an end of the day respite on Thursday June 17 from 5-6 pm. Enjoy a bit to eat and a drink, while listening to Dr. Douglas A. Finch present the most up-to-date information on travel medicine. The lecture will cover the need for pre-travel health evaluations, common vaccinations recommended for foreign travel and general health precautions you can take when traveling, particularly abroad.

Dr. Finch has been practicing medicine since 1994. He trained in Internal Medicine at the Jacobi Hospital program of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He successfully completed an Infectious Diseases fellowship at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, NY. Dr. Finch graduated from the Sackler School of Medicine American Program at Tel Aviv University and has a Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology from Cornell University.

In 2009, Dr. Finch opened a private practice specializing in Infectious diseases and Internal Medicine. He sees patients at Sharon Hospital and at the area nursing homes. To contact him, call 860-364-4276. To see his website visit http://www.dougfinchmd.com. The presentation is hosted by Dr. and Mrs. Douglas Finch and the Sharon Historical Society. It is free and open to the public.

We hope to see you at the SHS!

June 12, 2010 at 1:08 pm Leave a comment

What is a Green?

The concept of a green goes back to English village life in the Middle Ages, and there seemed to have been several reasons for setting a grassy enclosure within a village precinct. In places where danger of attack existed, the green was actually a fenced area into which livestock from the private hopmes could be driven for safety. Sometimes a green simply evolved from wasteland or areas that were not suitable for use, the land might be marshy or too full of rocks. Other greens came about as convenient open spaces, possibly with small ponds in them. They were practical as bits of grazing lands and for village activities such as outdoor businesses and fair centers. A green might have grown naturally about the central meeting house; people could gahter there, a pound for stray animals set up or a jail or stocks, even bands might practice on it. Some greens were very large parks, some mere strips along main roads.

In America the concept of a green remained in the minds of the town planners, and a space was often set apart, as in Boston, New Haven, Stamford, and even Sharon.

When Sharon was settled in 1739, the proprietors determined to create a central town plot running the length of the main village with ample room for necessary public establishments. The Town Street as originally laid out was twleve rods wide, double the width of the other streets. Sharon’s first two meeting houses were built on the west part of the green. A pound was established, and grazing was permitted.- a practical way of keeping the grass cut! Through the years the green has seen many uses. Once a lumber yard existed there. Picnics, rallies and festivals, such as our 2010 “Open House on the Green”, naturally take place on the Green.

Though the streets widen and the stately elms have gone, Sharon’s green rermains relatively unchanged for all to enjoy.

June 9, 2010 at 5:35 pm Leave a comment

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