Constant Gardeners: the Founding of the Easton Garden Club

In June 1939, five Easton ladies were selected by the Federated Garden Clubs to represent Connecticut at the newly opened Gardens on Parade at the World’s Fair in New York.  Mrs. Katherine Rauschkolb, Mrs. Edith Duff, Mrs. Lillian Shook, Mrs. Rose Coon and Miss Esther Foote served Continue reading “Constant Gardeners: the Founding of the Easton Garden Club”

Louise Bourgeois: Ma Maison à Easton

The neatly ordered jars set in the oak cupboard were a great comfort to Louise Bourgeois in the summer of 1942.  Food rationing had begun that same year as the Second World War heavily burdened US supply chains. Government posters encouraged women to preserve local harvests and help Continue reading “Louise Bourgeois: Ma Maison à Easton”

Women, the Workplace, and World War II

presented by the Historical Society of Easton

1943 Poster depicting Rosie the Riveter

Looking back at U.S. history, it’s almost unimaginable that women had to continuously fight for the right to vote for a full fifty years after the ratification of the 15th Amendment which had Continue reading “Women, the Workplace, and World War II”

A Silver Lining: A Simple Act of Kindness Goes a Long Way

As seen  on Channel 12 News Thursday evening, when Easton Resident, Devon Wible, heard the news about the spread of the coronavirus, she ordered hand sanitizer online but received a box of rubbing alcohol instead.

Wible decided to make her own sanitizer, finding a recipe online recommended Continue reading “A Silver Lining: A Simple Act of Kindness Goes a Long Way”

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