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Jane’s programs 2018
Branford During World War II
Branford Through the Camera of Earl Colter- 2 parts
Branford’s Civil War Soldiers See Products...
Branford’s Literary Guests See Products...
Damascus Cemetery See Products...
Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Internationally Known Poet
Finding Your Civil War Soldier and His Pension See Info...
History of Double Beach See Products...
History of the Atlantic Wire Company See Products...
Indian Neck Postcard Show See Products...
Pine Orchard Postcard Show See Products...
Short Beach Postcard Show See Products...
Stony Creek Cemetery- Family, Community & Quarrymen See Products.. See Products...
Stony Creek Famous and Infamous People
Stony Creek Postcard Show See Products...
Stony Creek’s Civil War Soldiers See Products...
Stony Creek’s Streets
Stony Creek’s Summer Hotels See Products...
Tales from Mill Plain Cemetery See Products...
The 1938 Hurricane and Branford See Products...
The Origin and Naming of Branford’s Streets See Products...
Tour and History of the Thimble Islands- 2 parts See Products...
Workshops and lecture can be created to suit your needs- examples, history of postcards, history of other neighborhoods, genealogy techniques and research, question and answer sessions…
More above detail for lectures:
Branford During World War II- A focus on Branford’s soldiers and citizens at home, their efforts, rationing, homecoming, and postwar concerns.
Thru the Eyes of Colter- For over 50 years Earl Colter was Branford’s photographs. His photographs embrace the growing up years of the Baby Boomers. In two parts, part one about Earl, his early work, and photographs of Branford Center. Part two photographs around Branford beginning after WWII through the 20th century.
Branford CW Soldiers- Based on the author’s book, a look at Branford’s Civil War Soldiers, their participation, regiments and life after the war using original records and letters.
Branford’s Literary Guests- During the 20th century Branford was a summer resort with hotels and cottages. Many authors, playwrights and poets came to Branford and stayed as guests.
Cemetery talks- The author thoroughly examined Damascus, Mill Plain and Stony Creek Cemeteries by photographing each stone, transcribing their engravings, analyzing family relationships, and doing a brief genealogy of every person buried there.
A spiral bound book for each cemetery is available. See On Sale Now link
Damascus Cemetery- A small cemetery in the Damascus section of Branford which is between Branford Center and Pine Orchard. People from Stony Creek were also buried here. Families include Baldwin, Barker, Cook, Frisbie, Gould, Hoadley, Howd, Palmer, Rogers, and others.
Mill Plain Cemetery- Established in 1816, burials in Mill Plain Cemetery include families from East Main Street to the Guilford line and north to the North Branford line. Families include Barker, Beach, Frisbie, Linsley, Newton, Norton, Palmer, Tyler, and others.
Stony Creek Cemetery- Established just after the Civil War, the cemetery has over 600 burials and is still used today. Families include early residents and Europeans that came to Stony Creek to work at the quarry. Families include Ashman, Bowhay, Bradley, Brainerd, Collins, George, Howd, Northam, Pahe, and many others.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox- The poet lived in Short Beach and published over 100 books and was widely known through magazine, sheet music, and other forms throughout the world. Her most famous poem “Laugh and the World Laughs with you, Cry and you Cry alone” is still known today. The lecture tells about the poet’s life with an emphasis on Short Beach.
Finding Your Civil War soldier- Using Branford examples, shows the audience how to discover whether your ancestor served in the war, knowing the details and finding whether there is a pension record. The pension is gold mine of military and family information.
Double Beach- Double each is a section in the western part of Branford between Branford Point and Short Beach. It was known for the Double Beach Hotel established in the early 1800s.
Atlantic Wire- The company was established in Branford in 1904 producing wire for hundreds of products throughout the country. The lecture talks about the owners, the employees, buildings, wire processing, and products.
Postcard shows- Gives a brief history of the picture postcard and a look at each neighborhood through these wonderful historical artifacts.
Stony Creek Famous- As a popular summer destination and off Broadway theater, Stony Creek attracted famous people to its islands and shores.
Stony Creek CW Soldiers- From the author’s book Branford’s Civil War Soldiers, a focus on Stony Creek’s participants, their regiments, and lives. Many are buried in Stony Creek Cemetery.
Stony Creek Streets- A focus on the origins and naming of the streets of Stony Creek with many photographs.
Stony Creek’s Summer Hotels- This shoreline resort had ten summer hotels. The lecture
gives a history of each, its characters, and guests. A few ere on the Thimble Islands.
1938 Hurricane- A history of the most famous New England hurricane, its impact on each neighborhood in Branford with impressive photographs.
The Naming of Branford’s Streets- a look at the history and naming of Branford’s street by the 2018 book of the same name. Many facets of Branford’s streets are reviewed.
Thimble Islands- The islands off the coast of Stony Creek are noted for their beauty and ambiance. The lecture takes the audience on a tour of the islands- their history, cottages, and the people who summered here. In two parts.