New England antiquarian and preservation expert Bill Hosley will be the guest speaker June 9 at the first of a series of 2019 events sponsored by Hazardville Institute Conservancy Society marking the 1869 dedication and opening of the Institute.
The presentation, “Discovering Enfield’s Treasures,” will highlight the unique and wide variety of historical, architectural, and cultural assets of the community.
The event is being hosted at the Holy Trinity Church, 383 Hazard Ave. A reception with refreshments will begin at 5 p.m., with the presentation at 5:30 p.m.
An informal open house at the Hazardville Institute building will offer residents a peek at the ongoing restoration work from 3 until 5 p.m. that day as well.
Both activities are free. However, donations will be accepted and will benefit the Conservancy’s Building Fund.
Hosley has more than 30 years of experience in museums and historic preservation. A co-founder of the Heritage Action Partnership, a former curator of the Wadsworth Atheneum, and a previous director of Connecticut Landmarks Society, he now consults for Terra Firma Northeast. Hosley has authored dozens of books and articles and speaks frequently about the economic and cultural impacts of protecting and experiencing our region’s rich history.