Candor Historical Society Talk Series

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

April 27, 2011 at 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM

Location: Candor Fire Hall, Rt. 96B in Candor

Phone: 607-659-7357

Email: mhdough@frontiernet.net

Event Description

April 14, 2011 Updated Apr 14, 2011 at 8:17 AM EDT

As part of the Town of Candor’s celebration of the 200th year since its formation the Candor Historical Society is conducting a series of “Historic Talks” that follow the progression of growth of the Town.

The first talk in February by Society President Milton Dougherty covered the formation of the Town from European discovery of the North American continent to the “setting aside” of Candor’s boundaries in 1811. The second talk in the series will continue Candor’s history by focusing on the hearty pioneers that moved into the area and settled in the Town.

This talk will be presented by Nancy Ward Riggs who, as a direct descendent of one of the original families, has researched the background of many of the first settlers. In a power point presentation Riggs will show how rapidly the town population increased, where the settlers came from and the interconnection of some of the families.

Utilizing her teaching background and information she developed for local history lessons for her students she will show examples of how early inhabitants were able to build structures for living and working on previously unsettled land.

This “Historic Talk” will be given on April 27th at 7:00PM at the Candor Fire Hall. It is free and open to the public with refreshments being served after the talk. Historical Society fund raising items will be available for purchase. Town Historian Carol Henry will also have her most recent book, “Town of Candor – Yesterday and Today”, available.

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