In the second of three workshops co-sponsored by the Cheshire Historic District Commission and the Cheshire Historical Society, commission chairwoman Jeanné Chesanow showed a collection of nearly 500 photos which she believes create a "Sense of Place" in Cheshire.
Her presentation in mid-October focused on connecting to:
- Nature (ponds to traprock)
- The past (monuments to cemeteries)
- Community (neighborhoods to the library)
- People (past and present)
The photos were proof that much has been lost in Cheshire, but Chesanow also showed that plenty is left to be cherished and preserved.
In the attached pdf document, you can find a list of books that she believes illustrate how a "Sense of Place" survives.
The final presentation by the commission "Saving my Barn, Four Owners Share their Stories" will be held Nov. 6 at 4 p.m. at the First Congrgational Church.
A survey of barns by members of the Cheshire Historic District Commission has been completed for the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation’s Barn Survey. During the survey, barn owners invited the surveyors into their barns and shared fascinating stories about the structures and the preservation projects each owner has undertaken. The commission invites the public to hear these stories that reflect a growing "Sense of Place."