Schedule of Exhibitions & Events

Online Lecture & Tour of Steeples of Litchfield County Exhibition

Saturday, May 16, 2020 from 4 to 5 pm and Saturday, May 23, 2020 from 4 to 5 pm

Steven M. Goldberg, FAIA and Alexander H. Ellis, Curator, Sharon Historical Society & Museum, will tour viewers through the exhibition, discuss architectural motifs, and share stories of how the architecture has changed over time.

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Gallery SHS: Northlight Art Center 10th Annual Student Show  

On view through Friday, June 26, 2020 on our Facebook and Instagram.

Voices of Sharon

Saturdays in June through November 2020 

At Sharon Historical Society Reading Room or online, dates and times to be announced

Voices of Sharon, led by our trustees Brian Ross and Rhonda Schwartz, is a public program of interviews with a purpose of sharing a series of Sharon stories in-person on Saturdays in 2020.  Interviews begin promptly at 4:00 and will be filmed, thanks to Jonathan Doster.

Gallery SHS Honoring the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

Opening Reception Saturday, September 19, 2020 from 5 to 7 pm

Sharon Suffragettes Exhibition

Saturday, August 8 through November 21, 2020, tentative

Join us for this 100th anniversary celebration and exploration of the ideas and social action which led to the 19th Amendment. The program will include guest speakers at in-person or online events, as well celebration events on August 18th and September 14th.

Reinventing Our Farming Heritage

Saturdays and Sundays in August through October 2020

At Sharon Historical Society Reading Room or online, dates and times to be announced

Listen to stories and engage in discussion about farming products and technologies with panelists from our town and regional farms.  Three panels will be conducted on separate days and moderated by Carol Ascher, author of A Chance for Land and Fresh Air: Russian Jewish Immigrants in Sharon and Amenia 1907-1940.

I.   Reinventing the Farming Ecosystem – Diversity and ethics as drivers, improving health of product and consumer, designing processing and land management

II.  Reinventing Marketing and Distribution of Farm Products – Connecting farmers and consumers, influencing how people feel about food, designing viable distribution

III. Reinventing Farming Education – Attracting young people to farming businesses, life-long learning, bridging farming education with engineering careers

The 25th Anniversary Sharon Treasure Sale

New Date: Saturday, September 5 & Sunday, September 6, 2020

The event will begin with a cocktail gathering and early buying on Friday from 4-7 pm.
Invitations will be sent over the summer.

Walking Tour of the Sharon Green:  Living Memories

Saturday, September 26th, 2020 from 1 to 2 pm

Meet at Sharon Historical Society & Museum

Conducted in partnership with Heritage Walks 2020 and the National Park Service.

Please register by calling 860-364-5688 or emailing director@sharonhist.org

Join the Sharon Historical Society staff on a stroll around the Sharon Green.  The green is a public space surrounded by buildings which have served as homes, public halls, and businesses, some of which date from the 18th century.  We’ll walk a one-mile route around the green, and we’ll reference photos from the Sharon Historical Society’s Kelsey and Marckres Photography Collections to learn about the people who created and adapted the green, houses, and public buildings to personal, community, and economic interests.      

Walking Tour of the Sharon Green: Making Communities

Saturday, October 3rd 2020 from 2 to 3 pm

Please register by calling 860-364-5688 or emailing director@sharonhist.org

Meet at Sharon Historical Society & Museum

Join the Sharon Historical Society staff on a stroll around and beyond the Sharon Green.  The green is a public space surrounded by buildings which have served as meeting houses and churches, some of which date from the 18th century.  We’ll walk a one and one half-mile route to view four historic churches, and we’ll reference photos from the Sharon Historical Society’s Kelsey and Marckres Photography Collections to learn about the people who created and adapted the architecture to changing community needs and interests.

Conducted in partnership with Heritage Walks 2020 and the National Park Service.