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The Georgetown History Project, Georgetown, Connecticut (CT)  

Help us to preserve and share Georgetown's past with a special film.

  • Who was George, anyway?
  • Do you know about the Peanut Lady?
  • What everyday products did Gilbert & Bennett invent?
  • Who bombed the Baptist Church-and why?
  • How did immigration change this Connecticut town?
  • Who wrote a musical about Georgetown?

These are just a few of the fascinating tales told in a 52-minute documentary combining interviews, artifacts, photographs, music, and recreations to depict highlights of Georgetown's history to date.

With the backing of Georgetown Village Restoration, Inc., and your help, we at the Georgetown History Project has collected the colorful strands of the past, to weave a mesh of the stories that make up Georgetown, and portrays it all in a film for everyone to discover and enjoy.

Please contact the Georgetown History Project at P.O. Box 347, Georgetown, CT, 06829 or contact us at AGeorgetownStory@optonline.net to purchase a copy of the DVD.

Georgetown Village Restoration, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Any excess funds raised will remain with GVR to make the film available to a wider audience and to promote Georgetown history.

Contributions are tax-deductible.

Village Life & Lore
Georgetown is rich… in the remembrances of flood survivors and factory workers… in the remnants of the Industrial Revolution and the opulence of Victorian architecture…and in the rare commingling of both. With a National Register historic district at its heart, this former company town has a story to tell that is unique yet universal. Despite division by the river, roads and politics,our diverse community retains a hard-won sense of identity and pride.

Why a documentary?
Mark Twain expressed it best, recalling the town of his youth:

"…The old life has swept before me like a panorama. The old days have trooped by in their old glory again. The old faces have looked out of the mists of the past. The old footsteps have sounded in my listening ears. Old hands have clasped mine. Old voices have greeted me and the songs I loved ages and ages ago have come wailing down the centuries."

"Georgetown is an unconventional village and I don't know anyone better to portray it than Redding's imaginative John Maher."-Helen Hermes


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