A joyous celebration of the 1822 Court House

On Saturday, Oct. 22, the Tolland Historical Society celebrated the 200th anniversary of the Old Tolland County Court House with festivities, period costumes, cupcakes and the long-awaited drawing to win a beautiful quilt made and donated by Society board member Sandy Gallup.

On this beautiful fall day, about 40 people toured the court house and viewed photos taken by Society board member Perne Maynard over the years as well as his photos of artifacts and historic photos in the Society’s collection.

Sandy Vicky was the happy winner of the quilt when Sandy Gallup and board member Cathy Wilcox, who organized the quilt drawing and sold tickets since the spring, drew the winning entry.

President Kathy Bach summed up the day and the Society’s mission by saying, “We keep and tell Tolland’s stories.”

Enjoy these photos of the special day by President Kathy Bach, Vice President Celeste Senechal, Perne Maynard and board member Mary-Pat Soucy. Pictured: Sal Carmosino, President Kathy Bach and Vice President in costume; board member Dave Geissler in green shirt; Sandy Gallup in the dark blue shirt; Cathy Wilcox in the lighter blue sweater and Sandy Vicky holding the quilt she won.

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