Why is the Trolley Museum Important?
Tom Laurenson will talk about the story of the trolley and related forms of mass transit in their historical, social, economic, experiential and skills aspects.
October 25th at 7pm
at the Blackstone library.
The Shore Line Trolley Museum maintains and operates a number of trolley and rapid transit cars, and is the custodian of photographs, documents and artifacts which preserve the history and heritage of the Trolley Era.
This program is free and open to all. Donations are welcome.
All donations will be used toward
the needed repairs to the
Branford Community Foundation
helps to save the Harrison House
Pam Johnson, Senior Staff Writer
In less than five months, individual donations have helped Branford Historical Society (BHS) match more than half of a $35,000 matching grant given by Branford Community Foundation (BCF) to help save Harrison House, built in 1724.To celebrate, the BCF board recently presented BHS board members with a check for $17,500 .... click to read more
The Harrison House Museum was recently visited by Pamela Harrison Blum and her husband, Rick Blum. Pamela is a distant relative of the Harrison family. They came to Branford from Virginia and spent time touring the house and visiting the cemetery where the Harrison family is buried. They also did some genealogical research at the Blackstone Memorial Library.
Pictured here with Tour Guide, Joe Naylor, whose family came from the same town in Utah as Mrs. Blum.
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With much thanks to the Branford Rotary Club
We are so grateful and so delighted to announce that the Branford Rotary Club has donated a most generous gift of $10,000 toward the purchase and saving of the Harrison House. Hats off to the Rotary Club.