by Peter Otis

Many years ago Former First Selectman and now current Selectman Carl Balestracci had identified a lovely piece of pink granite that has been turned into our Covenant Stone to display the words of the Covenant and the names of the men who signed it. On June 7, 2014 townspeople and students from the Calvin Leete School re-enacted the signing at Covenant Point across from the Henry Whitfield State Museum (Stone House).  Guilford Historian Joel Helander and a number of other speakers spoke to the significance of these events. When Joel asked for all descendants of the original signers to raise their hands, many in the crowd showed us how deep our heritage continues in Guilford.  The event culminated with our 2014 student settlers signing a copy of the Covenant.

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