Book Signing with Town Historian Jane Bouley
Saturday, July 21 from 9 am - noon
Blackstone Memorial Library
Town Historian Jane Bouley will be signing copies of her fascinating and extensively researched new book,
The Origin and Naming of
With extensive research using maps, town meeting records, city directories, and land records the author examines the origin and history of Branford’s roads and the relevance of the street names.
The scope of Branford’s history as an 18th century farming community, during the industrial revolution bringing an
influx of European immigrants in the
19th and 20th centuries, and finally as a suburban community after World War II can be viewed through the development of its streets.
Books will be available for sale for $25.
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.