The Aspinock Historical society just dedicated a 25 year time capsule to be opened in 2048.
The time chest was built in 1997 by Richard Flagg. Some of the contents are, local restaurant menu’s, shoppers guide, Gertrude Chandler Warner Boxcar museum items, Covid 19 mask with health instructions , Cody Copp cottage info, Putnam municipal complex construction plans and even Mike Bogdanski’s black belt.
Aspinock Historical Society members in the photo-From left: Mike Bogdanski, Ken Evans, Jeanne Benoit, Society President John Miller, Kathy Zamagni, Town Historian Bill Pearsall, Terri Pearsall and Joy Lizotte. Linda Lemmon photo.
The Boxcar museum will open for the season beginning May 6. The museum will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-4pm. Located off South Main Street near Union Square, the museum is dedicated to the life and work of Gertrude Chandler Warner, best known as the author of The Boxcar Children books.
On May 23rd & 25th the 3rd grade from Putnam Elementary school had a field trip to Putnam's Municipal Building. They had a tour of the library, Aspinock Historical Society Museum, the Mayor's office and time at the Gertrude Chandler BoxCar Museum. At the end of the tour each child received a new Boxcar Children's book presented by Jewett City Savings Bank.
The Aspinock Historical society of Putnam recently held it’s annual meeting. A program was held with guest Maureen Herrara with a program titled “Rufus Malbone and his Horse, Dolly.” President John Miller welcomed the group and reports from all committee chairs were presented. Mayor Barney Seney commended all the members on the great job they were doing preserving local history.
Terri Pearsall (curator) with presenter Maureen Herrara.
Ed Perron (retired chief of police), Mayor Barney Seney, Mike Bogdanski (public relations)
Thanks to Tom Borner and the Putnam area Foundation for their grant that paid for the cooling/heating unit in the Boxcar Museum.
Left to right: Jeannie Benoit, Sandra Ames, John Miller, Pat Hedenberg, Bill Pearsall, Tom Borner, Terri Pearsall, Dick Loomis.