Founded 1972 - 206 School St., Putnam CT 06260 - tel: 860-963-0092
Date: Saturday, August 17
Place: Cady-Copp Cottage - yes another chance to see Cady-Copp!
What: Work Party!
History has proven that many hands make light work!
Email: email@example.com for time and directions.
Join us ~ making history!
Aspinock Historical Society's "Come and See What We Have Done at the Cady-Copp Cottage" event was a huge success with approximately 100 guests on Saturday, July 27, 2019.
The society's goal was to connect their members and the community to the Cady-Copp Cottage, a hidden gem in the rough and often times the subject of their annual appeal campaign fundraisers. The building is literally hidden from view, and although many people had a general idea of the location, no one really knew exactly where it was, how to get to it, what condition it is in, or why it was even important enough to restore.
Curiosity brought the community to the event to learn the history and story behind Cady-Copp Cottage, to appreciate the work that has been done, and to see how much is still to be done. Guests also learned the plans for a completely restored Cady-Copp as a "walk through history" with each room designed in a different historical era. Residents of the home did indeed live through a number a eras.
Cady-Copp Cottage was donated to the historical society some years ago, which was a true gift, yet a great responsibility. As any homeowner knows, upkeep of even a new building is continuous work and expense. The task and cost of rehabbing a mid-1700 built home can be daunting and guidelines must be followed. Aspinock Historical Society focuses on rehabbing the property by applying for grants and reaching out during their annual appeals.
A work day is planned at the Cady-Copp Cottage for Saturday, August 17, 2019. Many hands are needed for all sorts of tasks like painting, scraping paint, yard work. If you love old houses and making history, email AspinockHistoricalSociety@gmail.com for details.
There will be another event at the Cady-Copp Cottage during The Last Green Valley's Walktober. Stay tuned for date and time.
With two very important points of historical interest located in Putnam, the Boxcar Children Museum and the Cady-Copp Cottage, the Aspinock Historical Society is thankful for the chance to connect the community to unique history, and to welcome in visitors from afar.
Aspinock Historical Society Cady-Copp Event Big Success!
Cady Copp Cottage Restoration Project
Recent photos - Click each photo for larger size
The Aspinock Historical Society would like to thank The Last Green Valley for their assistance in securing a grant and also all those who donated to our Annual Appeal fund raising drive!
Aspinock Seeks $15k for Cady Copp and Boxcar
PUTNAM TOWN CRIER - August 23, 2018
PUTNAM - The Aspinock Historical Society of Putnam recently announced its Annual Appeal campaign, “Preserving the Past and Planning for the Future.”
The goal is to raise $15,000. Proceeds will be used to continue Phase 2 of renovating the Cady Copp cottage to make it safe for the public to view and a step in creating a museum of Putnam’s oldest home. Continual maintenance of the Gertrude Warner Boxcar Children’s Museum is also a goal of the Appeal.
2018-2019 Annual Appeal Brochure
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Front of Cady-Copp Cottage
Refurbished Side of Cady-Copp Cottage
This year AHS aims to work on Phase 2 at Cady-Copp Cottage and to make Gertrude's Boxcar Children Museum accessible for all.
People worldwide - including author & historian David McCullough - believe in what we have here in Putnam.
Let's give them all a place to visit, remember, and repeat their memories and our stories everywhere they go!
Mail your donations to:
Aspinock Historical Society
PO Box 465
Putnam, CT 06260-0465