The Shelton Historical Society recently received a collection more than 20,000
photographs, many of which were published in a local weekly newspaper.
The historical society’s goal is to preserve them in such a manner that they can be used for research and as a record of the past.
The cost for this effort is high. To help achieve our goal, the society is holding “An Autumn Tea” on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall of the Huntington Congregational Church, 19 Church Street.
Enjoy an afternoon of tea, scones, sandwiches, sweets and surprises with an exhibit of vintage hats.
The cost is $25 with a 10 percent discount for Shelton Historical Society members.
Reservations are limited so the SHS is asking all to please send your checks to the Shelton Historical Society at P. O. Box 2155, Shelton, CT, 06484 no later than Sept. 5.
The preservation and cataloging of these images and other collections fits the mission of
the Shelton Historical Society, which is to preserve elements of the community’s history in order
to create connections between Shelton’s past, present, and future generations through education,
maintaining a museum with its collections, and providing a voice in the community regarding matters of historical significance.
The society operates Shelton History Center, which consists of six historic structures that were saved from demolition and assembled in one location at 70 Ripton Road.
For additional information, call 203-925-1803, visit www.sheltonhistoricalsociety.org, or see Shelton History Center’s Facebook page.