Sandy destroys irreplaceable pieces of history

While driving by St. Mary’s Cemetery today, I noticed a huge tree down.  When I inspected closer, I could see it landed smack in the middle of plot dating back to the early 1800s.  The stones underneath were covered, and I can only assume they were destroyed.  I look around the cemetery and saw that many trees had tried to occupy the same space as the stones.  Luckily, the 16-1700s section was unharmed.  However, the 1800s stones, some undoubtedly from Civil War Veterans, are irreplaceable.  Many historians and preservation organizations will have their work cut out for them in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy


A massive tree lay on top of a plot from the early 1800s.

Happy Belated Halloween

I’ve been wanting to get this up sooner, but with the Sandy aftermath, it’s been quite busy.  So, in place of a Halloween post, this post is brought to you by bodies in the green.  Turns out, a tree fell on New Haven green and exposed a 200 year old skeleton.  It seems the green was formerly a burial ground for small pox victims.  Who knows what’s still there?

Photo CONTRIBUTED BY Roderick Topping. 10/31/12


Sandy Update

Well, we’ve lost power. The good news is, so far this storm seems to be a dud here in Connecticut. Turns out, ‘Frankenstorm’ is Franken-crap.

Website Hope and Change

Welcome to the new  We’ve redesigned the website to make it easier to update and share information with our visitors.  The previous website was a major step forward, but after several years, it was time to move into the next phase of  Look around, you’ll find that much has remained the same, but with a new and quicker ability for us to add updates. Enjoy!