Public Is Invited to Observe Veterans Day

The American Legion Post 176 of Monroe and Post 160 of Easton will hold Veterans Day memorial services on the Stepney Green in Monroe on Nov. 11 at 11:00 a.m.  The Sippin-Winspur Post 176 is led by Commander Vic Yanosy and the Charles L. Ruman Post 160 is led by Commander Donald Continue reading “Public Is Invited to Observe Veterans Day”

Tale of A Train Ride South

Dave and I love train travel, and if the distance requires a sleeping car, all the better. When my friend-from-birth, Edie, invited us to meet her and her husband, also Dave, in Charleston, we were excited at the prospect of our first extended trip since Covid. Given the 820 miles Continue reading “Tale of A Train Ride South”

Column: Mother Nature’s Battle Cry

December 7 came and went, and few marked the day with any comment or memorial. There are no sailors or soldiers who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, still alive. That may be part of the reason few spoke of or made reference to that awful day that propelled Continue reading “Column: Mother Nature’s Battle Cry”

High School Students Prepare for War – 1943

By 1943 the United States was in the midst of the Second World War. Its soldiers and sailors were spread around the globe and the people at home were banded together in an all-out effort to support our troops in any way they could. Rationing of everything from tires to gasoline, Continue reading “High School Students Prepare for War – 1943”

James & Frank Nagy – Easton Brothers Gone To War

Part of the Historical Society of Easton’s year-long series: Easton in the Service.

Immigrants aboard the SS Kroonland heading from Antwerp to New York for a new and better life in the early 20th Century

It was cold and raining when a 20-year-old Hungarian by the name of Gabor Continue reading “James & Frank Nagy – Easton Brothers Gone To War”

The Laskay Boys – World War II

Part of the Historical Society of Easton’s series “Easton in the Service.”

Prior to 1917, there had only been two acts passed by congress during the entire history of the United States that regulated immigration: the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 barring Chinese immigrants from Continue reading “The Laskay Boys – World War II”

Easton in the Service – Dr. Richard Quinton

Easton in the Service

This is the first in the Historical Society of Easton’s series on Easton in the Service. Our mission is to present multiple stories of the men and women who lived in Easton – either before, during, or after serving their country. What each of them did, who Continue reading “Easton in the Service – Dr. Richard Quinton”

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”

Monuments Men

One of the challenges in writing a weekly history column is constantly coming up with new ideas about old things. Today’s subject was inspired by the Getty Museum in Los Angeles which recently called on its online followers to re-create master artworks using ordinary household items. Continue reading “Monuments Men”

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”