Beat the winter blues with this fascinating educational lecture series at Greiser’s
Learn something new about your surroundings this winter! Sign up to join any one or all four of our Easton History Chats with Frank.
Frank Pagliaro is a 27-year Easton resident with a passion for history and what he calls a “wikipedic” knowledge of all things local; that is, “constantly evolving and sometimes wrong.” Frank is a member of the Easton Cemetery Committee and was co-author of the definitive study of the 1807 Weston Meteorite fall sites. He’s a former Historical Society of Easton board member and presently works part-time at Greiser’s as a barista.
Frank will present each topic with pictures and maps, lead a casual discussion, and answer all your questions about Easton history.
Each 90-minute event will take place in our art gallery/back room on from 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM. The $12-per-event ticket price includes a light breakfast buffet of coffee, tea, and juice, plus fresh baked croissants and scones, donut muffins, and yogurt. Seating is limited. Advanced registration is required.
Register now online or at our register in the store for all 4 events at once and save $10! $12 per event or $38 for all four.
Tuesday, December 13: The Weston Meteorite
Learn everything you ever wanted to know about the first recorded fall of a meteorite in North America, who saw it, where they found it, and how it affected the nascent American science community. We’d like its name changed to the Easton Meteorite!
Tuesday, January 17: A General History of Easton
Once considered the northern wilderness of the town of Fairfield, Easton is now known as the Jewel of Fairfield County. We’ll talk about the Native Peoples who first lived here, the mapping of the Long Lots, the first colonial settlers, the parish of North Fairfield, the Revolution, the town of Weston (including a meteorite tease), the establishment of town of Easton, the creation of the reservoirs, and Easton’s decline and rebirth.
Tuesday, February 14: Easton’s Old Burial Grounds
Our cemeteries tell the stories of life and death in 18th and 19th century Easton and give clues about the practices and rituals of people who lived here. We’ll also talk about gravestone styles over time and the places where some of our notable residents lived and now rest.
Tuesday, March 14: Lost (and Found) Easton
It’s still winter, so Frank will treat you to a virtual walk about town from the comfort of our coffeeshop, visiting the locations of former mills, houses, schools, farms, and more.