Tag: Southington Historical Society

Apple Harvest Festival: The early years

By SHERIDAN CYR STAFF WRITER On a rainy Thursday morning, Southington Historical Society president Lisa Jansson stood beside a table in the Chamber of Commerce meeting room scattered with a handful of old photos, a small pile of cartoon drawings,…

Fountain proposal springs forward

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER Southington resident and Planning and Zoning Commission vice chair Paul Chaplinsky proposed a project for the preservation, relocation, and restoration of a historic fountain in Plantsville. Chaplinsky spoke before the Parks and Recreation board, as…

Train depot to have new life as museum

By Rob Glidden Staff  Writer The railroad line that once guided trains through Southington is now the popular Rails to Trails corridor, but the Milldale train depot is a reminder of the area’s past. Officials and volunteers hope to refurbish…

Olney house to stay

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington YMCA has decided to leave the Olney house on North Main Street alone for now and will revisit possible preservation possibilities once it completes its other development projects. “The house is safe,” YMCA Executive…