The East Haddam Land Trust and East Haddam Historical Society have collaborated on a series of award-winning 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 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.

"Saving Land, Saving HIstory" was awarded the 2021 Excellence in Conservation Award from the CT Land Conservation Council and the 2021 Award of Merit from the CT League of History Organizations.

Saving Land, Saving History spotlights local conservation, recreation, history

Saving Land, Saving History

Saving Land, Saving History

Saving Land, Saving History
East Haddam Historical Society
11:06
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East Haddam Historical Society

East Haddam Land Trust
09:09
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East Haddam Land Trust

Bernstein Preserve
07:23
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Bernstein Preserve

Patrell Preserve
04:05
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Patrell Preserve

Hammond Mill Preserve
02:57
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Hammond Mill Preserve

The Morning Bells of Moodus
01:31
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The Morning Bells of Moodus

The Twine Capital of America
02:17
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The Twine Capital of America

Shooting the Falls
01:31
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Shooting the Falls