One of the projects for Suffield’s 350th anniversary celebration is to republish Robert Alcorn’s The Biography of a Town – Suffield, Conecticut 1670-1970, published in 1970 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, where 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 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 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.
As part of the 350th celebration book of histories, a section about agriculture will be included. If you are involved in that field (pun) and would like to tell us about your farm or how farming/agriculture has changed in our town over the past 50 years, please contact Joanne at 860-668-2920 or Beth at email@example.com. Personal anecdotes are encouraged.