Tuesday, September 06, 2011
MONTVILLE, Conn. (AP) - Sometimes, history just sneaks up on you.
Officials recently discovered a pair of original, centuries-old documents that provide a look into the community's earliest days — Montville's first known audit, from 1823, and meeting minutes from the North Parish Ecclesiastical Society in 1722 — tucked into a nondescript gray filing cabinet in the town's archives.
"It's like an independent comment on local town government," Historical Society President John Geary said.
Town Clerk Lisa Terry said the documents will be sent away for preservation within the next month, and then will be kept under lock for use by residents, scholars and historians..............
Posted by rose bush at Tuesday, September 06, 2011