Avon Welcomes New Historical Exhibit – Witkos Joins Ribbon Cutting

August 6, 2017
Ribbon Cutting for Avon Banners (1)

Participating in the ribbon cutting in the photo are (Left to Right): Nora Howard, Avon Town Historian Brandon Robertson, Avon Town Manager David Pena, Avon Town Councilman State Rep. Derek Slap State Rep. Tim LeGeyt (holding the citation) State Sen. Kevin Witkos (cutting the ribbon) Bill Stokesbury, Avon Town Councilman Gregg Mangan, CT Humanities Terri Wilson, Avon Historical Society President Norm Sondheimer, Society Member and Founder of the Banner Project

The Avon Historical Society and the Avon Free Public Library, with a grant from CT Humanities, opened an exhibit in July entitled “Moments in Avon’s History”  featuring 12 colorful and educational portable banners, each telling a different aspect of Avon’s history, with historic and current photos, covering topics such as early education, agriculture, religion, and transportation.

These portable banners will bring history “on the road” to town offices, businesses, schools and retail shops on a rotating basis to pique the interest of the general public about the town’s rich heritage and history.

During the ribbon cutting and public viewing on July 29th an Official Citation from the General Assembly was presented by the town’s state elected officials.  It congratulated the Society and Library for providing a “testament to the Town’s commitment for preserving and celebrating its history and cultural heritage.”

The banners are on display outside the History Room of the Library through August.  Anyone interested in having one or more of these banners in their entrance ways, foyers, atriums, etc., beginning in the Fall, please leave a message for the Avon Historical Society at 860-678-7621.  It is anticipated they will rotate every two months.

12 banners showcasing Avon history