Events 2007

August 2007

September 2007

Wed. 1st Children's Tea Party

Sat. 4th 2-4 P.M. Museum Open

Sat. 11th 2-4 P.M. Museum Open

Sat. 18th 2-4 P.M. Colebrook Artisans Exhibit

Sun. 19th  2-4 P.M. Colebrook Artisans Exhibit Reception for Community & Exhibitors

Tues. 1st 4:00 P.M.  CHS Board Meeting

Sat. 25th 2-4 P.M. Museum Open


Colebrook Heirloom Hardneck

Garlic is now available!

email now to reserve yours:


Sat. 1st Colebrook Fair

Thurs.  13th  4:00 P.M.

Meeting of the Friends of the

Colebrook Historical Society

 Discussion Topics:

-  Guy Wolff Concert - October 20th

-  Community Halloween Celebration?

-  Holiday Fair Table?

-  Community Holiday Open House

-  Period Garden Update

-  Activity for Colebrook School Boys

-  Other Topics?

All Welcome.  Bring a Friend!

Please RSVP:

Jan 379-9756

 Julie 379-7786



Tues. 18th 4:00 P.M.

CHS Board Meeting

October 2007

November 2007

December 2007

Sat. 20th

7:00 P.M.

Guy Wolff Concert

at the Colebrook


Church with a

Reception following

the concert in

 Fellowship Hall.


Wed. 10th 9:00 A.M. - Noon

CHS Open for Coffee & Projects

Wed. 17th 9:00 A.M. - Noon

CHS Open for Coffee & Projects

Wed. 24th 9:00 A.M. - Noon

CHS Open for Coffee & Projects

Tues. 30th 4:00 P.M.

CHS Board Meeting

Wed. 31st 9:00 A.M. - Noon

CHS Open for Coffee & Projects


Thurs. 1st: 

Friends of CHS Meeting4:00 P.M.

Wed. 7th 9:00 A.M. - Noon

CHS Open for Coffee & Projects

Thurs. 8th:

Friends of CHS Meeting at 4:00 P.M.

Discussion Topics:

- Community Holiday Open House

    (Sunday, December 16th)

- Period Garden - Spring Project

- Kite Workshop for Boys?

- Thoughts for 2008


Wed. 14th 9:00 A.M. - Noon

CHS Open for Coffee & Projects

Wed. 21st 9:00 A.M. - Noon

CHS Open for Coffee & Projects

Thurs. 22nd:

Wed. 28th 9:00 A.M. - Noon

CHS Open for Coffee & Projects

Wed. 5th 9:00 A.M. - Noon

CHS Open for Coffee & Projects

Sat. 8th:  9:30 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. ~ The 5th Annual Colebrook Community Holiday Craft Fair!

Wed. 12th 9:00 A.M. - Noon

CHS Open for Coffee & Projects

Sat. 16th:  2:00 - 5:00 P.M. ~ Holiday Open House... all are welcome!

Wed. 19th 9:00 A.M. - Noon

CHS Open for Coffee & Projects


Events 2008

March / April  2008

Sunday, March 30, 2008

3:00 P.M.

CHS Presents The Providence Brigade Band In Concert

Music in the Life of Lincoln

Performing original Civil War era music on authentic Civil War era brass instruments

Colebrook Congregational Church

Tickets at the Door or call:

(860) 379-7786

Adults:  $10.00   ~   Children:  $5.00


Sunday, April 13th at 3 PM  Town Hall Meeting Room


Marc Banks, the archaeologist in charge of the Robertsville dig. 

Refreshments will be served.

Starting WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16th

...the Historical Society will be opened from 9am to noon for coffee, chit-chat,

cheer, or wielding a hammer or paint brush if the mood suits your fancy.

Come whenever for however long you can stay...


CHS Meeting

Board, Officers & Committees

Tuesday, April 22 ~ 3PM


1.  Establish Society & Board hours

2.  Financial Report

3.  Renovations

4.  Painting & lighting in the

      Gathering Room

5.  Painting in the Exhibit Room

6.  Gardens

7.  Update on Inventory Project

8.  Calendar of Events

May 2008 June 2008 July 2008

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Mothers Tea

3:00 to 5:00 P.M.

Senior Center

Tuesday, June 10th ~ 4:00 PM

CHS Meeting

Board, Officers & Committees


Bring a friend and come join us on  It's time to gather, to share thoughts and ideas for the coming season.  Your company and support is very special.

All are welcome!  Come see the renovations in progress.

June 29, 2:00 - 5:00 P.M.

Community Reception

featuring the Children's Art Festival and a 1930's Kitchen Pantry Exhibit. Refreshments are requested to help make this a festive occasion.

Tuesday, July 8th ~ 4:00 P.M.

CHS Board, Officer &

Committee Meeting

Agenda will Include:

1. Financial

2. Summertime Gatherings

3. Calendar of Events

4. Rock School Event?

5. Landscaping Update

6. Review of past/future renovations

7. Other?

Please RSVP if unable to attend

Julie 379-7786 ~ Jan 379-9756

Friday, July 18 ~ 7:00 P.M.
Summer Gathering

Wine & Cheese

Speaker:  Jutta Cords

The Last Attempt Against Hitler

 & My Family's Survival

All Welcome!

Saturday, July 19 ~ 4:00 P.M.
Rockwell Concert

preceded by a reception in the Gathering Room at 2:00 P.M.

August 2008 September 2008 October 2008

Young Ladies Tea Party

August 1st, 1:00 - 3:00 P.M.

...and flower arranging.

There is a sign-up sheet

for those wishing to volunteer.

Boys Summer Games

August 13

Whiffle Ball, Sack Races,

Horseshoe Throwing,

hot dogs and watermelon. 

There is a sign-up sheet

for those wishing to volunteer.

Summer Gathering

Friday, August 15 ~ 7:00 P.M.

Wine & Cheese

Speaker: Dr. Lynn Welchel

Vietnam - Then & Now

All Welcome!

Saturday, August 30th, 2008
9:00 A.M. ~ 3:00 P.M.
The Colebrook Fair

Late Summer Gathering

September 19 ~ 7:00 P.M.

Wine & Cheese

Speaker:  George S. Bodycoat

The American Shakers

& their Furniture

All Welcome!

October 5th, 3:00 P.M.

Early Jazz Concert

Six musicians will play

music from the 1920's.

A reception will follow.



Friday October 17th ~ 7:00 P.M.

Fall Evening Gathering

History of Railroads in

Northwest Connecticut

with Speaker

Fred Newman, Historian

Saturday, October 18th

2:00 P:M. ~ 4:00 P.M.

Rock School Open House

Historical 1779 School House
in its Original State
Route 183 & Sandybrook Road
Tours & Talks with

Bob Grigg, Colebrook Historian

December 2008

CFD's Children's Christmas Party
Saturday December 6, 2008
1:00 - 3:00 P.M. at the Center Firehouse

CHS Holiday Open House
Sunday, December 7, 2008
at the Historical Society
2:00 to 5:00 P.M.

CCS Winter Concert
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
10:00 A.M. & 6:30 P.M. at the school

 CCC Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 13th, 2008
8:30-10:30 A.M. at the Church

Colebrook Community Holiday Crafts Fair
Saturday, December 13th, 2008 9:00 A.M. ~ 2:00 P.M.
at the Town Hall & Community Center

Colebrook Women's Club Luncheon
Sunday, December 14th:  1:00 - 4:00 P.M. at the Riverton Inn

Community Carol Sing
Sunday, December 14th, 4:00 P.M. at the Church

Events 2009

The Colebrook Historical Society will celebrate the start of the summer season
with a community reception on Sunday, June 28th from 2pm to 4pm.

Openings exhibits will be...

QUILTS THROUGH TIME and  LINCOLN’S TIMELINE – The course of American history during Lincoln’s lifetime. Refreshments will be served. ALL ARE WELCOME!


Rockwell Day will be celebrated in Colebrook on July 25th when friends and family members gather to celebrate and honor their ancestor, Captain Samuel Rockwell who was one of the town founders. The Colebrook Historical Society is hosting a reception at 2pm with a presentation of recent historical studies presented at 3pm by town historian Robert Grigg and Professor William McNeill.  The eleven annual Rockwell Concert will be presented at the Colebrook Congregation Church at 4PM by Karen Rockwell, 4th granddaughter of Samuel Rockwell. The community is welcome to attend these events.

Summer Courses at the Rock School

The Rock school will once again be a learning center in Colebrook this summer.   Residents of the Colebrook area are ready to share their expertise - all they need are students in the seats.  Classes are open to kids of all ages.  Come on your own or bring the entire family for a fun and educational experience in a truly historic setting.


WRITE YOUR OWN STORY – taught by Megan McTavish

Saturday - July 18 & 25 – 10 AM – 12 PM

A workshop covering basic elements of creative writing.  Learn to tell that story you’ve been wanting to tell – and then put it to paper. Bring your laptop, (only don’t expect to plug it in!) or just a notepad and pen. 


Megan McTavish has written daytime drama for twenty-four years.  She has been head writer of All My Children, General Hospital, One Life to Live, and Guiding Light.  She is a recipient of four Emmy Awards and two Writers’ Guild Awards.  SIGN UP at



PLY YOUR OWN NEEDLE – taught by Penny Ziarnik

Monday – August 10 & 17 – 1 PM-2:30 PM


Penny will present a hands-on demonstration of the historic art of spinning yarn – and teach you how to knit that yarn into something warm and wonderful.  Bring your own needles, yarn, and pattern – and Penny will get you started on your project.


Penny Ziarnik grew up in Pleasant Valley; she and her husband Mark have lived in Hartland since 1987.  Admittedly obsessed with spinning and knitting, Penny also loves to read, travel and cook.  She is school librarian and technology coordinator at Hartland Elementary School.

sign up at:




PLAY YOUR OWN MUSIC – taught by Ken Andresen

Mondays – July 6, 13, 20 – August 3& 10 – 4 PM-4:30 PM


Learn to play the soprano recorder in five fun ½ hour sessions. Bring your own, or let Ken know asap – - and he will provide one at $8.00 each.  Bring a standard 3 ring notebook or a 9x12 Folder.  Ken will provide the music.  Minimum of five students required – reserve your space now.  SUCCESS GUARANTEED!   


Ken Andresen has taught recorder workshops from coast to coast.  He was founder and director of The Recorder Orchestra of New York, the first of its kind in the USA, and has since formed another recorder orchestra in CT.  Ken is the creator and publisher of Polyphonic Publications, recorder ensemble editions distributed worldwide. He performs extensively throughout the Northeast, including at Tanglewood and Carnegie Hall.





Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough

Authors of The Ultimate Cook Book Series


Bruce and Mark will share their secrets on the art of grilling pizza – and they’ll share the pizza as well! Wine will be offered. 


Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarborough have created easy, inventive, delicious recipes for everything from ice cream to shrimp to potatoes to chocolate cookies.  Their first hard-cover, Cooking For Two, hit store shelves in February, 2004.  They have also written Grilling Essentials, and have ghost-written The Stonewall Kitchen Cookbook and Dr. Phil’s Weight Loss Solution Cookbook.  The compendium volume of their “ultimate” cook book series, The Ultimate Cook Book: 900 New Recipes, Thousands of Ideas, a main selection of the Book of the Month Club, is the flagship of their best-selling series.  It will be available for purchase at the gala.


Friday Evening Gatherings  for 2009

Friday, July 10th – 7pm



Looking Back & Looking Forward

Megan McTavish

Head writer for day time television dramas including

All my Children; Breeder of Bernese Mountain Dogs.




Friday, August 14th – 7pm


Ken Andresen

Traditional & big band jazz musician

International performer, publisher and clinician




Friday, September 18th – 7pm


Dr. Rita Mathews

Research scientist & photographer traveling extensively

 both in polar and tropical regions; recipient of numerous honors.




Friday, October 9th


Christopher Little

Worked world wide as a freelance photographer with pictures on

 the covers of over 300 magazines & books; now writing fiction.

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