The East Haddam Land Trust and East Haddam Historical Society have collaborated on a series of mini-documentaries and a museum display illustrating how land preservation often preserves local history.
We created three videos for the project on local preserves (Hammond Mill, Patrell, and Bernstein preserves) and two more profiling the land trust and the historical society.. The videos feature contemporary interviews with local historians and conservationists, beautiful new drone and earthbound footage, and historical photo archives. The videos will be released every two weeks starting May 4th.
"Saving Land, Saving History" is the online component of an upcoming East Haddam Historical Society museum exhibit. The common theme is how East Haddam's open space and protected land are connected to its history and sense of place.
The exhibit will open at the Historical Society museum later this year, when it is safe to do. The project is a collaboration between the East Haddam Historical Society and East Haddam Land Trust, with lead funding from CT Humanities and additional support from Eightmile River Wild & Scenic Watershed.