Friday, October 10, 2008

Society Sponsors Village Center Walking Tour

A Walk Back in Time: Local History Made Real
The Chatham Historical Society is sponsoring an informal Walking Tour of the East Hampton Village Center on Sunday, October 19th from 1PM to 2PM. Please join us for a walk back in time and learn about the proud and glorious history of the center of 'our little village'. Picture shown: Main Street looking north, circa 1907

Your Tour Guides and the Tour
Kate Morris and Ann Rita Clark will lead the tour. Join us and get a feel for how familiar structures located in the center of the Belltown National Historic District have been used over the years. Find out where Hitchcock's Pharmacy was, as well as the Buckland and Barton General Store and Post Office. Learn about Siebert's Opera House, Siegal's Dry Goods, Barton Drug Store and Louis James' Candy Kitchen to name a few more.

Our Walking Tour offers a wonderful and unique opportunity for new residents to learn about the history of the Village Center and for life-long residents to share their recollections and stories with others. All are welcomed to join in what promises to be an afternoon of making local history come alive. (Dare we mention? Walking is also good exercise!)

Where to Park
Walking Tour participants are asked to park at the Society's museum complex located at 6 Bevin Boulevard. The complex will be open to visitors from 2 PM to 4 PM. Cider and light refreshments will be served outside on the deck.

For more information, please call 860-267-8953.

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