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A tavern party for the ages

Barkhamsted Historical Society member Ted Bachman played barkeep at the society’s Tavern Night on Saturday, Oct. 22. Photo by Alicia Kirsch

BARKHAMSTED —  On Saturday, Oct. 22, the Barkhamsted Historical Society hosted its fourth annual Tavern Night fundraiser at the Squire’s Tavern. 

Squire’s Tavern was built circa 1795 and was owned by local farmer Bela Squire and his family.

It is located at 100 East River Road, which is right at the edge of People’s State Forest.

The land and building were purchased in 1884 by the Ullmann family, which owned it until the 1920s, after which it became part of People’s State Forest.

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