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Nathan Hale Schoolhouse In East Haddam

Description: The restored red schoolhouse, located since 1900 atop the hill in back of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, is over 200 years old and served as a school from 1750 to 1799. During these years it was located on the … Continue reading

Wreaths Across America Ceremony

RiverView Cemetery,  Main Street,  East Haddam, CT Contact: Linda Wallace Contact Phone: 860-267-9952 Contact Email: lindawallace37@aol.com Notes: Please note that the Wreaths Across America ceremonies are on Saturday, December 15 this year. (Not on Friday)Nathan Hale Memorial Chapter DAR will be sponsoring 3 ceremonies: … Continue reading

Celebrate the Season at the New London Nathan Hale Schoolhouse

New London is always merry during the holidays, but this year marks the start of an extra-special holiday tradition: the grand opening of the new seasonal skating rink at Parade Plaza, across from the Nathan Hale School House’s new location. … Continue reading

Communities Asked To Honor Black Soldiers Who Served In The Revolution

A years-long effort to win recognition for the thousands of black soldiers who fought in the Revolutionary War is coming to Connecticut. Eighty Connecticut municipalities are being asked to adopt resolutions recognizing the contributions of those black soldiers and sailors. … Continue reading

Even a School House Needs Friends

by Jennifer Eifrig The Nathan Hale School House in East Haddam was built sometime prior to 1750, and has survived the centuries thanks to a chain of people who believed in its historical significance since the 18th century. Moved from … Continue reading

Laying Wreaths at the Gov. Trumbull House and the War Office

CTSSAR Ceremonies Commemorated the 300th Birthday of Revolutionary War Governor Jonathan Trumbull, Sr. on October 12, 2010 in Lebanon, CT. Beginning at 2:00 PM. The wreaths were placed at the Gov. Trumbull House and the War Office.

Leaf Peeping in East Haddam

by Jennifer Eifrig After learning that East Haddam tied for #11 on Yankee Magazine’s list of Top 25 Foliage Towns, we wondered how long people have been traveling for pleasure to look at autumn’s annual festival of color. “Leaf peeping,” … Continue reading

On the Hunt for Nathan Hale in East Haddam

By Jennifer Eifrig When we decided to dedicate blog posts to the Nathan Hale Schoolhouse in East Haddam, one topic was high on the list to cover: What was Nathan’s time here like? This is what we in the museum … Continue reading

Connecticut SAR’s Collections Catalog Project

Since 1891, Connecticut SAR has collected artifacts, documents, imprints, images, and ephemera relating to Connecticut’s Revolutionary War history, genealogy, patriotic service, and the activities of the organization. It’s hard to say exactly how many items we have, but probably several … Continue reading

Welcome to the East Haddam Nathan Hale Schoolhouse blog!

When does the past become history? When someone writes about it.  History  is the act of thinking about the past and analyzing it in written form, for others to learn from and enjoy. As much as possible, historians use contemporary accounts, called … Continue reading