us to preserve and share Georgetown's past with a special
- Who was George,
- 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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mark Twain expressed it best, recalling the town of his youth:
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."
is an unconventional village and I don't know anyone better
to portray it than Redding's imaginative John Maher."-Helen
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