NEHFES Annual Meeting, Apr. 21, Montville
TIME: 2:00 pm
The 8th annual membership meeting of the New England Hebrew Farmers of the Emanuel Society, an organization of descendants and friends of NEHFES founded in 1890 in Chesterfield, will meet at 2 p.m. April 21 at the Chesterfield Firehouse.
NEHFES was reactivated in 2006 to preserve the physical site and legacy of the Russian Jewish immigrant community that flourished in Chesterfield from 1890 until the late 1920s. The site was named Connecticut’s 24th State Archaeological site in 2007 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.
At 4 p.m., Connecticut State Archaeologist Nicholas F. Bellantoni and Stuart S. Miller, Professor of Hebrew, History and Judaic Studies and Associate Director for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Living at University of Connecticut, will discuss their findings from UConn’s Archeological Field Summer School excavation of the mikveh (constructed c. 1910-14) at the historic NEHFES site last year. The public is invited to attend their presentation.
Chesterfield Fire Company
1606 Route 85
Oakdale, CT 06370