Category: History

Edith Fairgrieve

Edith Fairgrieve, a former GOSA director and one of four beloved pioneers of the Groton land conservation movement, passed away on August 4. A memorial service was held in her honor on Sept. 12 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Mystic. Click here for more infomation about Edith’s conservation work with GOSA and…


A Beaver Tale from Avery Farm by Liz Raisbeck 3.29.16

A Beaver Tale from Avery Farm by Liz Raisbeck 3.29.16


Life Growing Up on a Farm: A Conversation with Judy Weber, Owner of Avery Farm By Liz Raisbeck

Judy Weber’s Life Growing Up on Avery Farm


A Visit to the Haley Farm (and Its Results) by Walter Hill, 1898

Have you ever wondered how the stone walls at Haley Farm were built? Click here to read a delightful 1898 travel account written by Walter Hill, a friend of the Haley family visiting from New York City who “found himself in the heart of an historic as well as a picturesque country.” He was  fascinated…


A Merritt Family Forest History: The Farm On Fort Hill

The following is a reminiscence by Nelson A. Merritt about the family farm on Fort Hill, a portion of which was to become The Merritt Family Forest. The article was written in 2011. The farm that I was born and raised on was called Fort Hill Farm, thus named because it was located on the very…