Berlin Historical Society
BERLIN - The doors of the Berlin Historical Society Museum at the corner of Peck and Main streets reopen for the 2017 season today.
Guests are invited from 1 to 4 p.m. for the spring open house and a program about ancient sites to see throughout the country.
During the off-season, the staff has been working on expanding and enhancing current displays while creating new ones.
This year, the museum will showcase memorabilia from the St. Paul’s Fife and Drum Corps. The corps, established in 1909, flourished until it disbanded in the mid 1980s.
In another display, the museum highlights such Berlin icons as Prentice Manufacturing’s zippers and American Paper Goods’ paper cups, as well as notable Berlin personalities and historic sites.
The spring opening is an opportunity for residents to gather in a historic building and exchange stories that have been associated with Berlin for generations.
From 2 to 3 p.m. a book talk and signing featuring Kenneth Feder of Central Connecticut State University will be held. He will be talking about his new book, “Ancient America: Fifty Sites to See for Yourself.”
The book is part travel guide and part friendly reference to 50 archaeological sites in the United States.