The Old Firehouse and former Freewill Baptist Church in Huntington Center, built in 1841 has been on HHCT’s radar for the past couple of years. A subcommittee of HHCT and the Recreation Committee has been active in a limited capacity during this past year. Duncan Keir and Eliot Lothrop arranged for and installed temporary roofing…

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Have you noticed the big paintings hanging in the Huntington Public Library? These are historic theater curtains that were originally painted for Huntington’s town hall, then the Modern Woodmen of America Hall. According to the Huntington history booklet authored by Bertha Brown Hanson and edited by Olga M. Hallock, “During the early twentieth century the…

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HHCT continues to support the work of the Town Hall Committee (THC). As the current issue of the Richmond Times Ink. notes, “The Huntington Town Hall was originally built in 1903 as a meeting place for members of the local Modern Woodmen of America…as a social resource for the community.” Over the years, it has…

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The HHCT has started a Historic Photograph Initiative to find and restore historic photographs of Huntington. Our goal is to select the most interesting and meaningful photographs and have them scanned digitally, then printed on archival paper, framed and displayed in prominent locations in the town. The scanning will be done by local residents so…

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Funds for the new Town Hall sign were donated by HHCT and the sign was in place for the September, 2011, Open House event sponsored by the Town Hall Committee. The Town Hall Committee and HHCT believe that the new sign will identify this historic structure built in 1903 and will inspire participation in the…

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