The Simsbury Free Library's (SFL) newest program is a series called “Simsbury Free Library on Simsbury” where the SFL will bring in speakers to talk about topics of special historical interest to Simsbury residents.
The third program in the “Simsbury Free Library on Simsbury” series will be on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Jay Willerup, Friends of Heublein Tower co-president, will discuss Heublein Tower's fascinating history. Come learn about the Tower's famous guests, the Heublein family, the Hartford Times era and how it became a State Park.
Other topics being considered for the series include Simsbury Cemetery, McLean Game Refuge, Gifford Pinchot and possibly the lost village of Pilfershire.
While the event is free and open to the public, donations to the SFL are encouraged and appreciated and new members are always welcome. RSVPs are requested via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (860-408-1336).
About the Simsbury Free Library
The Simsbury Free Library (the Simsbury Genealogical and Historical Research Library) opened on the second floor of the Hopmeadow District School in 1874. In 1890, the Library’s collection was moved to its present location at 749 Hopmeadow Street in Simsbury. Today the Simsbury Free Library (SFL) seeks to promote interest in genealogy and history by providing access to research material and expertise, artifacts, and educational and cultural programs. It seeks to help patrons connect with the past and to learn from and be inspired by those who have gone before them. The SFL provides a relaxed setting in which people can pursue family research history at their own pace. For everyone from seasoned genealogy veterans to beginners, the SFL has the staff and resources necessary to help visitors develop the skills required to create family trees, search local histories, look up census records, explore vital records, etc.
The Simsbury Free Library – the Gracious Yellow Lady – is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. as well as by appointment. For more information, visit www.simsburyfreelibrary.org or call (860) 408-1336.