Pittsford Historical Society

Pittsford Historical Society Inc. News - July 2011

Eaton HallMuseum Hours:
Tues: 9 am–4 pm; Apr. 6 – Nov. 16;
Located in Eaton Hall, 3399 US Route 7.
Address mail to:
PO Box 423, Pittsford, VT   05763
(802) 483-2040

Curator: Anne Pelkey 483-6178
Membership: Doris Hoare 483-6470
Newsletter Editor: Peggy Armitage 483-2108. peggy.armitage@gmail.com

Pittsford Historical Society, Inc.

 PO Box 423, Pittsford, VT 05763    802.483-2040    www.pittsfordhistorical.com

March 2012

Meeting Notice  Sunday, March 11, 2012

   The Pittsford Historical Society will meet in the Pittsford Congregational Church’s fellowship hall on the Village Green and Route 7 for a potluck supper at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, March 11.  Please bring a dish to share.  The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed at about 7:00 by a program featuring a film about the Caverly Children’s Health Center in Pittsford from 1947 to 1973. Originally the Caverly Preventorium, it cared for children at risk of contracting tuberculosis.  Many of them had a parent with TB in the Vermont Sanatorium nearby.  The film, about 20 minutes in length, is a copy of the original in the archives of the Vermont Historical Society.  It will be of interest to children and adults.  Members are urged to bring a friend. Anyone interested in Pittsford’s history is welcome to attend. The church is ADA accessible.


President’s Report

  The following excerpts are taken from President Ernie Clerihew’s annual report submitted for this year’s Pittsford Town Report:        

            --- At our annual member meeting in October 2011, the Histporical Society participated in the celebration of the 250th anniversary of the signing of our Town Charter.  Vice President Melanie Clerihew assembled a display of photos taken at the home of Benning Wentworth in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  It was Governor Wentworth who signed Pittsford’s charter in October 1761, granting six square miles of land to 64 proprietors of Pittsford.  The original Charter was on display for the students of Lothrop School to view in the museum on October 12, 2011.  Many students experienced the Historical Society Museum for the first time and most were enthusiastic about the artifacts on display.

            --- In 2011, Pittsford’s Junior Historical Society Members engaged in two hikes led by Jim Moore of the Crown Point Road Association.  One hike was to find “Pitt’s Ford,” a location on the Road and a crossing at Otter Creek.  The other hike involved searching for old building and well sites on the property of David Mills in Florence, along the route of the original Crown Point Road.  The Junior Historical Society is headed by Melanie Clerihew.


2012 Officers and Trustees Reelected at Annual Meeting

  President Ernest Clerihew; Vice President Melanie Clerihew; Recording Secretary Rebecca Davenport; Corresponding Secretary Jane Welch; Treasurer Barbara Poljacik. Trustees Peggy Armitage, Ernest Brod, Doris Hoare. Immediate Past President Robert Welch.  Barbara Poljacik and Doris Hoare resigned recently due to ill health. Assistant Treasurer Terri Davis was appointed to fill Barbara’s unexpired term; Doris’s position as a trustee is open at this time. Stephen Belcher IV assumed Doris’s duties as membership chairman. President Ernie Clerihew said, “Both Barb and Doris deserve heartfelt thanks for their years of hard work.”

A 501(c)(3) organization since 1960