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Sherman Historical Society Still Accepting Donations as it Readies for its Annual Barn Sale

        Memorial Day weekend is fast approaching, when the Historical Society will hold its annual fundraising Barn Sale. It’s not too late to donate what you no longer need to make room for the bargains sure to be had at the sale.

        Donations are still being accepted by volunteers on Saturdays, 10-2, at the SHS Barn. Last day to donate is May 17th. We accept good quality items that include antiques, collectibles, furniture, dishes, linens, household items, tools, art, sports equipment, lawn & patio, gardening tools, children’s toys & games, and much more. Donation receipts for tax purposes will be issued. For a fee, we will arrange to have larger items picked up from your home and delivered to the Barn prior to sale day (please leave a message at 860-354-3083).  Please note: we CANNOT accept clothing, computers, electronics, luggage, stuffed animals, skis and boots or heavy exercise equipment.

        Then, while we’re busily pricing the items and readying the tents, you can rest up in preparation to shop!

        The sale will start Saturday, May 24th, promptly at 9:00 AM and run until 4:00 PM. It will resume on Sunday, May 25th, from 9:00 AM to noon. In addition to awesome shopping opportunities, the Historical Society will be offering morning refreshments and hotdog lunches on Saturday. Come shop and eat!

        Want more? The Old Store will also be open and the Cobbler Shop will be open to guests with a new collection exhibit featuring several generations of New England shoemaking tools, plus a unique collection of “concealment shoes.” What are those, you ask? Come find out!

        In addition, the Library will be holding its book sale and the Jewish Community Center will have a sale as well, all part of Sherman’s Sets Its SALES for Summer initiative. (Times will vary so do check.) So there are a variety of reasons to come and shop Sherman Memorial Day weekend.

        The Sherman Historical Society is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization that relies on this, our big, annual fundraiser, to finance the Society’s operating costs and help maintain the buildings owned by the Society so that we may continue to offer historical programming to the community throughout the year, remain a vital historical resource, and preserve these buildings that are part of the historic district and of great pride to the town of Sherman.

        For more information about the sale, upcoming events, volunteer opportunities and membership, please visit us at: or call 860-354-3083 and leave a message.

            We thank you for your support and on Memorial Day weekend, though we may work hard, we will always remember that it is first and foremost a time to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. For their part in our history, we remain ever grateful.