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3/26/2019 - CLT Annual Dinner March 26


From Apples to Ice, and Buttons to Coffins:
Canton Land Trust Invites All to Annual Dinner and Exploration of Canton’s Historical Use of its Water

The Canton Land Conservation Trust invites members and non-members to its Annual Dinner and Silent Auction at Seasons Restaurant in Avon Old Farms Hotel, featuring Historian Anne C. Hall, Ph.D. on Tues. March 26.

Dr. Hall will discuss “Flowing wealth: the historical usage of Canton’s streams and ponds.” Dr. Hall, a New Hartford native, is the New Hartford Town Historian and a consultant to the Metropolitan District Commission, focusing on its watershed. She received her Doctorate in History from the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom. She serves on local commissions and boards supporting historical research on land use, architectural and engineering history.
The evening will begin at 6 with a silent auction and cash bar, followed by dinner at 7 and Dr. Hall’s talk at 8. The cost is $40 for members, $45 for non-members and $20 for the talk only. See www.cantonlandtrust.org for details and to RSVP (the deadline is March 5).

Dr. Hall gave a talk on the history of the Mary Conklin Sanctuary at the Land Trust’s 2017 dinner that was so well-received that Land Trust directors invited her back to speak on a different topic. Her 2017 talk grew out of findings from a two-day dig in the fall of 2016 at the foundation of a barn at the former Canton Poor House.

The Canton Land Conservation Trust is an all-volunteer, nonprofit conservation organization formed in 1972 to acquire, preserve and protect land of scenic, natural or historic value within the Town of Canton; to maintain this land and its plant and animal life using the best conservation, wildlife habitat and forestry practices available; and to promote public awareness, understanding and enjoyment of the land.  The Land Trust manages more than 2000 acres in Canton.