Salisbury Association Events

Closing at Noon due to weather

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

Closing at Noon due to weather.

The World Around Us Series. Land Trusts in a Landscape of Consequences: A Global Perspective on Conservation and the Northwest Corner, by Hans Carlson, Director, Great Mountain Forest, Norfolk, CT. Presented by the Salisbury Association Land Trust in Collaboration with the Scoville Memorial Library

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

The northwest corner of Connecticut has a rich history of conservation over the last century. Great Mountain Forest was was one of the first organizations involved in these efforts and remains dedicated to its original goal of stewarding its woodlands in perpetuity. Today it is part of a vibrant network of land trusts and other like-minded, local organizations protecting land for future generations, and now its mission is also to engage with others involved in these efforts. Like all of these organizations Great Mountain Forest  is part of larger global politics and economy, all of which have bearing on local conservation, and Carlson will address some of these issues. It is important to consider how larger political and economic forces will affect our local conservationism, but it is also necessary to see how those efforts can shape things at a global level. Local efforts to protect land must consider people and events out over the horizon, and be part of a larger understanding of stewardship.

 Hans Carlson is the Director of Great Mountain Forest. He an environmental historian, political ecologist, and author. He is the author of  “Home is the Hunter: the James Bay Cree and Their Land”  and “Walking Toward Moosalamoo”,  due out in the fall of 2017. He is an avid outdoorsman who has canoed, hiked and snowshoed throughout New England and eastern Canada. He is also a woodworker and boatbuilder. He holds degrees from the University of Vermont and the University of Maine and has taught in the SUNY system, the Pennsylvania State University system, and at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

Meets in the Wardell Room

The Life and the Times of the Town Grove: A Participatory Conversation

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 4:00 pm.Presented by the Salisbury Association Historical Society in collaboration with the Scoville Memorial Library. In every town and city, there are community gathering places around which people have memorable experiences and often define them as being from that place. For people from Salisbury, one of those iconic locations is the Town Grove. Join us as we gather to share stories of life and times at the Grove. A panel of folks whose lives have been tied to the Grove, will give their recollections of events and personalities. Additionally we want  to hear and see your memories. Please come prepared to share and bring any artifacts and photographs you have that help celebrate one of our town’s greatest assets.

Meets in the library’s Wardell Room

Civic Committee Annual Christmas Concert

Monday, September 7th, 2015

Saturday, December 3 at 7:00 pm. Salisbury Association Academy Building. The Association’s Civic Committee continues a tradition of hosting a Christmas concert in the Academy Building. Oboeist Judith Dansker returns with lutenist Christopher Morrongiello, soprano and harpist Marcia Young, and soprano Alicia DePaolo for an evening of seasonal pieces, wine, and dessert. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at the Academy Building either before or at the concert. Space is limited, so please reserve early by contacting Laura Carlson, 860-435-0566 or salisburyassn@gmail.com.

Concert poster: ChristmasConcert2016