Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Connecticut Daughters Pay Tribute to the Nation's Fathers

Here is an interesting undated photo from the vertical file.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Chidsey Family

One of the kids in Dana Nelson's class was working on finding information on the Chidsey brothers.  I uploaded a number of items from Lydia Chidsey Bradley's scrapbook begun in 1872 including the following:
http://www.hagamanlibrary.info/files/20141113160038211.pdf

Monday, November 10, 2014

Local school teacher, Dana Nelson is again encouraging young minds in assigning history projects for these young students and working through the Hagaman Library and the East Haven Historical Society.  One of the topics was "Slavery in East Haven." I've uploaded a number of documents that can be accessed through the library's website on the left sidebar under

East Haven Historical Books and Documents Online

Scroll down once you reach the page.  You may find here the horrifying, as in this 1766 "Deed of sale for a Negro boy"


But also a document of abolition. Zebulon Farren, as seen in the document below,  purchased a servant girl, Sophia setting her free the same day for "divers good causes."


Monday, June 30, 2014

The Last Gas Station, Additional Photos



Last April (April 15th, 2013) we featured a story called, The Last Gas Station.  The station, was located at 556 Main Street and owned by Mr. Louis Criscuolo. It was, for many years, the last remaining gas station in East Haven.  We add here, some additional photos of the station.




Thursday, February 20, 2014

History Night, Tuesday, March 25th at 6:30 p.m. Mr. Hagaman's Coin Treasures from the Library Vault

 Join us Tuesday, March 25th at 6:30 p.m. here at the Hagaman Library for a program on Mr. Hagaman's coin treasures from around the world. This program is free and open to the public!