Vintage postcards help tell history of Union
Union — Postcards showing scenes of Union will be featured at the Annual Meeting of the Union Historical Society Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Old Town House, 128 Town House Road, just up the hill from Union Common.
The business meeting and election of directors for 2013 will begin at 7:30 p.m. Following the meeting, curators Suzy Shaub and Nick Santorineos will project scanned images of Union. Society vice-president, Dave Shaub will comment on the buildings and vistas shown. Residents and visitors are encouraged to add information and share their stories related to the views presented.
Postcards provide a window into the lives of past generations. The Union Historical Society has a large collection of old photo-cards of the town, among which are some mysteries: where is that house? What business was in this building? And, who are those people? The curators welcome assistance in identification of these images by long-time residents of the area, who remember the town as it once was. It is also striking to notice how little the landscape has changed over the years.
All meetings of Union Historical Society are free and open to the public. Refreshments follow the program. Union Historical Society owns and maintains the Robbins House on Union Common, the Cobb's Ledge historic site on Town House Road, and the Old Town House, also located on Town House Road and available to rent for functions.
Membership is $5.00 per year. For more information, call 785-5444 and leave a message or visit unionhistoricalsociety.org.