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!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Hands on the Past


I very much like this photograph I am calling "Hands on the Past."  Though there is no indication of who these boys were, my guess is that this daguerreotype is of Isaac Hagaman and his brother, Theodore. Theodore,  four years older than Isaac was born in 1839 and died in 1900.  Isaac Hagaman, who donated the funds for the construction of the present library building, was born in 1843 and died in 1925.

Friday, July 5, 2013

East Haven Topics And Shopping Guide

This 1953 issue of East Haven Topics and Shopping Guide announces the twenty-fifth anniversary of the present library building. The photograph was taken in 1938  when the the building was ten years old just before the hurricane of that year took down the elm tree shown in the picture.

If anyone has issues of East Haven Topics and would be willing to loan them to the library for digitization, please let us know. 

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Virtual Museum

The library has started a  Virtual Museum.

The Virtual Museum  is an attempt to locate museum items that have been scattered over the years in various locations in the library, and present these items for public view as well as to create an interest in objects we may now view as quaint and curious. It is also an attempt to determine which items are now missing. 

Two items, shown below, have been pictured at this time on the Virtual Museum page. The first photograph is a coffee mill ca. 1850, followed by a detail of the decoration. The two photographs following are of antique furniture from the Isaac Hagaman house, who was the library's financial benefactor.
Please visit the page at the link above to see a list of other items which will be linked with photographs and for further photos of the items below. The link for the museum page is on the library's website on the left hand side.