Suffield's WWI Home Front

Bill Sullivan's Suffield Academy American Studies Students
Suffield Senior Center

How can we imagine daily life in Suffield during WWI? The state-wide commemorative process for the 100th anniversary of WWI provides Bill's American Studies class an opportunity to investigate Suffield's wartime home front and network with other Connecticut historians to discover the best historical methods to uncover more original history. Come and learn from this multi-media presentation about life in Suffield one hundred years ago and appreciate how this global event propelled our community into the modern era.

Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 7:00 p.m.

Refreshments: Jacquie Wadsworth & Carolyn Samplatsky

1818 Connecticut State Convention

Dr. Walt Woodward, State Historian
Suffield Senior Center

Angry, war weary, and talking about seceding from the Union! No these aren't headlines from today's newspapers, it is the early 1800s in Connecticut. Come listen to our State Historian tell the tale of the treasonous times, the political spin, and the Convention of 1818 that changed Connecticut's Standing Order.

Date: May 16, 2018 7:00 p.m.

Refreshments: Anne Borg & Judy Quinn

Suffield's Past in Photographs

Anne Borg & Lester Smith
Suffield Senior Center

Continuing this year's theme of the 100th anniversary of our participation in WWI, a selection from this time period will be included. The photographs will be selected by Curator Lester Smith and Trustee Anne Borg from the Society's Hawley Rising collection plus what we may be able to add from the upcoming November and April programs described earlier. See what Suffield was in days past with a contemporary historical perspective.

Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 7:00 p.m.

Refreshments: Florence, Nancy & Cathy Noble

Field Trip

Bob Stewart has some local sites in store for us to visit this year. We will be touring "behind the scenes" at the State House in Hartford with our Representative Tami Zawistowski. Plans are developing to continue our Capitol adventure with guided tours at Coltsville and its Good Shepherd Church and Parish House, the State Library, and the Polish National Home.

Date: Friday, June 8, 2018

Ice Cream Social

King House Lawn

Bring friends and family to an old-fashioned Ice Cream Social. Pack a picnic, bring lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of neighborly visiting. Ice cream and entertainment provided by SHS.

Rain date: Thursday, July 12

Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.