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2016 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

The Hamden Historical Society welcomes your membership, support and involvement. Our recent activities on behalf of preserving Hamden’s history and educating the public include:

Maintaining and conducting tours of the historic Jonathan Dickerman House;

Acquiring, preserving and making available archives for research in the Al Gorman History Room at Miller Library;

Ÿ Resisting Quinnipiac University’s efforts to destroy Hamden’s history;

Ÿ Cooperating with other organizations to promote Hamden’s historic and cultural legacy.

Now, we need your help!  Please give at any of the following levels:

Annual Membership: $15.00
Family Membership: $25.00
Life Membership: $500.00

Please also consider supporting the Historical Society’s mission by giving to either or both of the following initiatives integral to the Society’s mission:

Jonathan Dickerman House Renovation Fund: $25.00
Al Gorman History Room Fund: $25.00
I would like to speak to someone about making a bequest

Check the appropriate boxes above and send your donations to

Hamden Historical Society
P.O. Box 5512
Hamden, CT  06518

And thank you for your consideration!

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Saturday, September 3, will be your last chance to visit the Jonathan Dickerman House this summer! If you miss it, you’ll just have to come into the History Room and look at the paintings we have of this historic home. Our docent Michelle will be there from 1-4pm. The address is 105 Mt. Carmel Avenue.

dickerman house

We’ve entered the Digital Age!

Today, June 16, 2016, marks the 80th anniversary of Hamden’s 1936 Sesquicentennial Parade. The Hamden Historical Society has digitized and edited 200′ of color and black-and-white film of the parade taken by Dr. Walter S. Lay on June 16, 1936.

Participants have been identified through records provided in Rachel Hartley’s 1943 book, “The History of Hamden, Connecticut – 1786-1936” (Quinnipiack Press). Many notables of the era, as well the Hamden Police and Fire Departments and many other participants are included. Floats from several associations are also featured. The featured speaker was Judge John Gilson, president of the New Haven Colony Historical Society. The video concludes with some athletic competition among high school aged boys at Legion Field.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6SDYFw1HCc

This remarkable video from the Hamden Historical Society is of a 16mm film of Hamden’s 1936 Sesquicentennial Parade. The 200 feet of color…

Mark your calendars!
The Antiques Show will be held on November 14 and 15 this year

It’s time for the annual Giant Valley Antique Show! It will be held on November 14 and 15 at the Miller Library. The place will be filled with dealers – more than 35. The Antique Show is an important fundraiser for the Historical Society. Members of the Historical Society will be in the cafeteria serving lunch and selling baked good, so stop in to say Hi.

Bonnardi books

In October we were visited by Michael Bonnardi. Michael grew up in the Ivesville section of Mount Carmel and has written two books about his family and their business, The Mountain View Kennels. He graciously donated a copy of each book to our History Room collection. We had a great visit, especially when Michael took a trip down Memory Lane with our volunteers Dave and Gil. Check out Michael’s books on Amazon –
Ralph’s Recipes and Diets for Dogs