A House, A Home, A Home-Away-From-Home – The History of the Hitchcock-Phillips House

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A House, A Home, A Home-Away-From-Home The History of the Hitchcock-Phillips House By Mitzi Romano The assignment was simple: Go to Town Hall and do a title search for the Hitchcock-Phillips House. How difficult could that be? We already knew the basics: Rufus Hitchcock built the house in 1785. The west wing was added around […]

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2016 Cheshire Historic Tour Booklet for Sale!

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The new booklet describing the  Trolley Tour of the south end of town is now available for purchase: Tour of South Brooksvale and More.  The book describes some of the historically significant homes and places that were on the 2016 Trolley Tour of this area!  Included are descriptions of the 1733 Enos Brooks house, Northeastern Forestry Company, Cheshire Nursery, […]

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Cheshire Timeline – Cheshire History

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CHESHIRE TIMELINE Here is a timeline of Cheshire’s history.  There are gaps in the chronology, particularly in the 20th and 21st centuries.  Please feel free to email Cheshirepedia (cheshirepedia@gmail.org) to offer suggestions of additional entries or comments on the timeline itself.  Or you can make comments at the bottom of the article. Seventeenth Century 1638  New […]

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John Frederick Kensett 2016 Birthday Celebration

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Renowned artist John Frederick Kensett, one of Cheshire’s most notable residents, was celebrated throughout 2016.  Born on March 22, 1816, his 200th Birthday Celebration featured many activities all across town. On February 26-27, 2016 renowned PBS lecturer and artist David Dunlop was at ArtsPlace to discuss Kensett’s importance in the art world, and provided some painting demonstrations.  Mr. Dunlop stopped […]

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Welcome to Cheshirepedia

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Cheshirepedia will provide comprehensive, accurate information about the town of Cheshire, Connecticut – its places, culture, institutions, significant events, and the people that shaped them.  The friendly electronic format is intended for use by students, teachers, researchers, and general information-seekers.  The website will have lively text accompanied by many images – maps, drawings, paintings and […]

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