(Haddam Bulletin) Sen. Linares: “The Haddam Shad Museum is one of a kind.”

April 8, 2013

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Today was a special day at the Haddam Shad Museum. Senator Art Linares (R-33) presented an official state citation to museum director Joe Zaeintz and his assistant directors, David Roberts and Leonard Kochanowski, in recognition of the museum’s contributions to our state’s heritage.

Also present for the ceremony were first selectman DeStefano, Elizabeth Hartke and shad fishermen Charlie Steinhilper and Frederick Hartke.

The citation, which was co-signed by Representative Philip Miller (D-36), honors museum officials for their “commitment to perpetuate the Connecticut River tradition of shad fishing from colonial days to the present times, and to preserve knowledge of this practice for future generations.”

The citation states: “You are a great asset to our Connecticut River community and heritage and we celebrate your contributions to our New England fishing culture.”

“The Haddam Shad Museum is one of a kind,” Linares said.

The Haddam Shad Museum, the only shad museum in the United States, is open on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. from April 7 to June 9. The museum is located at 212 Saybrook Road, behind the American Oil Gas Station in Higganum. Admission is free. — with Art Linares in Higganum, CT.