Scroll below for news, stories, and more about the Town of Guilford during its 375th Anniversary year.

Covenant & Trails Weekend

Join us as we celebrate the signing of Guilford’s original covenant and the Dedication of the New England Trail’s Southern Gateway! (Click photo below for a slideshow) [easy-media med="2040" size="600,400" mark="gallery-cRJzH0"] When: Covenant Signing: Saturday, June 7 (1 p.m. - 3 p.m.) New England Trail Dedication: Sunday, June 8 (4 - 7:30 p.m.) Where: Covenant Signing: Convenant Point New England Trail Dedication: Chittenden Park What: On Saturday we will celebrate the Town’s … [Read more...]

Guilford Turns its Town Green into 1860’s America

History came alive on the gorgeous spring day of May 31, 2014, when the Guilford Green was abuzz with stories, music, dance, theatre, horse-drawn carriages and more, channeling 1860's America. "Guilford & The Civil War: A Day of Tribute" took place in honor of Guilford's 375th Anniversary, commemorating the valiant soldiers who fought and gave their lives in America's deadliest war, and recognizing as well the families and entire Guilford community who supported them on the homefront. … [Read more...]

Guilford and Madison to Unite in Interfaith Prayer Service on July 13

by Dennis Culliton In celebration of Guilford’s 375th anniversary, the churches in Guilford and Madison are planning an interfaith prayer service to be celebrated on the Guilford Green on Sunday, July 13, at 1 pm.  The event is being organized by the Interfaith Committee. Led by ministers, priests and rabbis of Guilford’s and Madison’s many faiths, the congregants will celebrate their freedom of religion, freedom of expression and spirit of tolerance through this prayer service.   The … [Read more...]

Celebrate Guilford’s 375th Anniversary with Two Signature Events on the Weekend of June 6 to 8

Celebrate Guilford’s 375th Anniversary with Two Signature Events on the Weekend of June 6 to 8 Re-enactment of the Signing of the Guilford Covenant New England Trail’s Southern Gateway Dedication As part of the Guilford 375th Anniversary’s year-long celebration, two commemorative events, one of historic significance and the other history in the making, will take place the weekend of June 6 to 8, 2014.  They are the re-enactment of the signing of the Guilford Covenant and the … [Read more...]

A Community Looks at the Role of Its African-American Soldiers during the Civil War

by Edie Brown and Tracy Tomaselli Like three other towns in Connecticut - Fairfield, Milford and Stratford - the Town of Guilford is celebrating the 375th year of its founding in 1639. Guilford's celebration will include commemorating the national Civil War Sesquicentennial with a Guilford 375th Anniversary Signature Event that celebrates the lives of Guilford soldiers and other residents during the Civil War. While preparing for the event, called Guilford and the Civil War, the … [Read more...]

Guilford and the Civil War: A Day of Tribute

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Guilford and the Civil War:  A Day of Tribute History comes alive when Guilford and the Civil War:  A Day of Tribute takes place on the Guilford Green on Saturday, May 31st, from 11 am to 7 pm.  The Guilford 375th Anniversary Signature Event commemorates the Civil War, in which more Guilford townspeople fought than in any other war. The names of 56 of these soldiers are inscribed on the pink and gray granite soldiers’ monument that stands in the middle of the … [Read more...]

Guilford is Our Favorite “Home Town”

by Lee Brockmann My family first came to Guilford in 1970, when my husband Fred Brockmann was selected to be Guilford's second Superintendent of Schools. (Deb Cox was Guilford's first Superintendent.) We left in 1977 when Farmingdale, Long Island, made him an offer he couldn't refuse, to be Supt. of Schools there. But when he retired from the Superintendency there in 1985, we returned to Guilford, because it was our favorite "home town." Shortly after our return, I became involved in the … [Read more...]

The Crystal Ball – A Huge Success!

On March 29th, the second of the 5 Signature Celebrations of 2014 took place. The Crystal Ball was held at the Pine Orchard Club. 130 attendees enjoyed delicious food, drink, fellowship, and the opportunity to dance to Eight to the Bar. No birthday party would be complete until a birthday cake has been presented and cut. Celebration Committee Chair Veronica Wallace and First Selectman Joe Mazza did those honors.  If you would like to see pictures of the party, please click here to see … [Read more...]

Leisure & Recreation in Guilford: Then & Now

by  Lisa Calderone-Perrelli Click cover photo below to view slideshow: [easy-media med="1858" align="center" mark="gallery-4CvoMC" style="dark"] Just imagine. When the 25 men aboard the Saint John that sailed from England to New Haven signed the Plantation Covenant in June 1639 to join together to "plant [themselves] in New England," they had one thought in mind: survival. Little did they know that 375 years later, the land they planted themselves in - Guilford, Connecticut - … [Read more...]

The Dudley Farm Museum – Farmer’s Market Open!

Saturday, June 7, 2014 marks the opening of The Dudley Farm Farmers’ Market. About 40 vendors will be selling their produce and crafts at the Farm from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Saturday through October 25th. Special events as well as demonstrations are being planned for this year’s market. Our winter market, located on the lower floor of the Munger Barn, opened in February and runs through May 2014 on the first Saturday of each month. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. About the Dudley … [Read more...]