Many non-profit groups and individuals have been contacted over the past two months in order to get their Suffield histories included in a book which will be one of the projects for Suffield’s 350th anniversary celebration. Suffield native Robert Alcorn wrote The Biography of a Town – Suffield, Connecticut 1670-1970, published in 1970.
Our plan for the 350th is to republish Alcorn’s book along with a Volume 2, which would be a compilation of Suffield stories from the last 50 years that brings us from the late 1960s, when Alcorn’s book left off, through the past 50 years to 2020. Our tentative idea is to call it 50 Stories for 50 Years.
We are still looking for residents (or former residents) who have a story to tell. The stories might be about growing up in Suffield, about the farming community, about your church, your committees, your non-profit group, education, real estate, development in town, etc. and how these stories have evolved over the past 50 years from the 1960s to now.
The stories/histories should be no longer than three typed pages and may include up to two pictures. Pictures should be prioritized, as there will be limited room for all the pictures submitted. The due date for submissions is April 15, 2019 and can be sent digitally to the email below.
Please contact Beth Chafetz at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have ideas, suggestions or questions.