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Historical society dedicates barn to late resident

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Barkhamsted First Selectman Don Stein spoke at a dedication ceremony of a recently completed barn next to Squires Tavern on Saturday, May 4. Photo by Shaw Israel Izikson

BARKHAMSTED — The Barkhamsted Historical Society held a dedication ceremony at their recently completed barn next to Squires Tavern on Saturday, May 4.

The historic tavern, located at 100 East River Road at the edge of People’s State Forest, was built around 1795 and serves as a museum of local history.

It is operated by the Barkhamsted Historical Society and includes many historical artifacts throughout the building.

The building was owned by local farmer Bela Squire, who passed away in the 1800s.

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