Events 2018

Save the Dates:

Annual Strawberry Festival, Sunday, July 15, 1:00 to 4:00pm.  

At 2:00pm Chris Evers of Animal Embassy will provide a spectacular, one-hour World Wildlife presentation.  Animal Embassy will take families on a journey around the globe with incredible live animal ambassadors.  Explore their diverse habitats and discuss some of the conservation issues and challenges they face.  Animals such as the Eurasian Eagle Owl, African Hedgehog or African Crested Porcupine, a Green Tree Python, an African Sulcata Tortoise, an African Bullfrog and an Australian Mangrove Monitor may join us!  For the softer side of nature, we'll learn about a family of South American Chinchillas.  Animal Embassy enables people of all ages to connect with the natural world with this unforgettable, interactive live animal presentation.  

We are working on a display of aerial photography.  Perhaps you'll see your neighborhood before homes were built.  See the open fields and streams.  We are putting together a Then and Now display from the air!  

And, of course, music, games, firemen's burning house and homemade strawberry shortcake!

It's all happening at 81 Keeler Lane.  Join us!

Fall Hike, date and time in November to be announced:  We all know what a tremendous feat it was to construct the dams for the City's water supply.  Titicus Dam was built over the years 1890-95.  But did you know that the stone and granite used in the construction came from a hill just a mile plus north of the dam?  We are working on getting permission to lead a hike to the site where the rock was quarried.  See remains of cut and drilled tones and perhaps a trinket or two.  Learn how they moved the rock to the site and hoisted it in place.  Stay tuned for more details.

Annual Meeting, Friday, October 26, 2018, 6:00pm - all about cooking the old-fashioned way before electricity!  Our recent display on taverns, inns and hotels of olden days made us think about how they prepared food and drinks back then.  Come see our collection of antique equipment including some of the early beer bottles, milk cans, cooking utensils, etc.  If you are up for it - prepare a dish for the pot luck dinner using an early recipe and/or cooking method.  More details to follow.

School Yearbook Collection:  Between the school, library, town historian and a few private collections we have managed to assemble a copy of every school yearbook, see link below.
Purdys Central High:  
Please visit their website compliments of Pier "Peter" V. Guidi, Class of '62:
www.purdyscentralhigh.com
It is chock-ful of wonderful memorabilia on the classes that attended Purdys Central High.  On that site you will see their film, One More Day - North Salem Remembers, by Bob Field, writer and editor, Class of ‘63.  Bob interviewed many graduates and did filming recently in town.  




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