The Cheshire Historical Society
Hitchcock Phillips House
43 Church Drive
Cheshire, Connecticut 06410 USA
THE CHESHIRE TOWN HISTORIAN AND THE CHESHIRE HISTORICAL SOCIETY CELEBRATE 100 YEARS OF GIRL SCOUTS!
The Girl Scouts are celebrating 100 years this year and our Cheshire Town Historian, Jeanné Chesanow, and our CHS Curator, Mary Ellen Kania, have assembled a display of Girl Scout Memorabilia in the Exhibit Room at the Hitchcock-Phillips House. Cheshire residents and CHS members have loaned and donated a wonderful assortment of Girl Scout gear, including badges, pocketbooks, manuals, hats, scarves, and more. This is well worth a visit to the Historical Society to see! We are sure you will find at least one item and say, "Oh yeah, I remember that!" Cheshire's "THISTLE TROOP" was organized in 1913 / 1917 and was the first troop in Connecticut. Also on disply is a black neckershief and Girl Scout pin worn by Society member Joy Hostage in Scarsdale NY, circa 1938. The scarf could be made into a sling for an injured arm (see small photo below).
If you want to learn more about the Girl Scouts, the 100 Year Celebration, or more information about 2012 being The Year Of The Girl please go to the Girl Scouts web site:
Here are some highlights of what you'll see in the Exhibit Room:
The exhibit of Girl Scout Memorabilia is on display now at the Cheshire Historical Society.
We are open on Sundays from 2 to 4 pm -- please come by and visit! We would so enjoy having you stop by!
Call 203-272-2574 or e-mail for more information.
Contact: Diane Calabro, President 2012
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