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Native American Stone Structures in Killingworth

Submitted by Marjorie Tietjen. (Jan. 4, 2021) -- New England is well known for its miles upon miles of stone walls spreading across the countryside....

Sunday Morning Sneak Attack: A Pacific Incident

By Phillip R. Devlin. (Dec. 7, 2020) -- “The unsuspecting navy ships lay peaceably in their Pacific harbor that winter morning. A world away, the...

On the Road with HHS: Three Oaks Restaurant

Submitted by Elizabeth Hart Malloy, Exec. Dir., HHS. The Three Oaks Restaurant, located on Killingworth Road, was established in the mid-1940s by Frank Hrbek who...

Veterans Day Remembrance: The Heroism of Erwin C. Parmelee of Haddam

By Philip R. Devlin. Chief Carpenter’s Mate of the USS New Orleans Posthumously Awarded the Navy Cross in the World War II Battle of Tassafaronga Guadalcanal is...

On the Road with HHS: The Hobbammacko Club

Submitted by Elizabeth Malloy, Executive Director, Haddam Historical Society. (Oct. 14, 2020) -- The Hobbammacko (sometimes spelled Hobbomoco) Club building was erected in 1897 on...

History: Colonel Daniel Brainerd House in Higganum Center

By Alessio Gallarotti. (August 27, 2020) -- An interview with Sam and Pamela Crum, Stewards of the Colonel Daniel Brainerd House (built 1780). The Colonel Daniel...

Op Ed: In Defense of Washington and Jefferson: The Foolhardiness of Destroying Their Statues (Pt. 2)

By Philip R. Devlin. Part One of this two-part series can be found HERE. It was published last week and focused on Thomas Jefferson; this...

Op Ed: In Defense of Washington and Jefferson: The Foolhardiness of Destroying Their Statues (Pt. 1)

By Philip R. Devlin. (June 25, 2020) -- Context matters. When re-examining American history in light of today’s very legitimate concerns about racial equity, a...