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4/27/2019 - "Southbury Through Time: Remnants of Our Past" Book Talk with Melinda Elliott at Southbury Public Library

On Thursday, May 30, 2019 from 2-3pm, in Kingsley Room, Melinda Elliott will discuss her new book "Southbury Through Time: Remnants of Our Past” and talk about the delights of Southbury.

Have you ever looked around Southbury and wondered about the history of an old building? Or puzzled over the name “Playhouse Corners?” In the book, Southbury Through Time: Remnants of Our Past, Melinda K. Elliott explores some of the remaining puzzling artifacts of the town through modern and historic photographs. Also included is a section called “Going, Going, Gone” showing photographs of some of the recent historical remnants that have disappeared forever. Melinda’s presentation at the Southbury Public Library will touch on many of Southbury’s Remnants and will include additional photographs not found in her new book. Books will be available for sale and will be autographed on request.

In her second book for Fonthill Media, Melinda K. Elliott has once again matched old photographs with current ones to tell the a story. This time she explores the town of Southbury, Connecticut looking for old and hidden remnants of the town’s 350-year old history in order to learn their tales. Melinda is involved in several historical endeavors, and is always involved with historical research. She wrote a children’s book called “Southbury for Young Historians” that was illustrated by a second grade class. Melinda and her husband have three children, and six grandchildren (with another on the way) that they love to spoil. They enjoy historically themed road trips, and are always on the lookout for old grist mills, covered bridges, and one-room schoolhouses.

Like all Southbury Public Library programs, this presentation is free to attend and open to anyone regardless of town of residency. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call 203-262-0626 ext. 130 to register.