Watertown Historical Society

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The Watertown Historical Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the social, commercial and cultural heritage of Watertown, Connecticut, and the surrounding Litchfield County, Connecticut. Through its museum, historic house tours, lecture series and archival collection, the society has traced and recorded the history of its region from the pre-Columbian period through the present day.

A nonprofit organization (NPO), also known as a non-business entity, not-for-profit organization, or nonprofit institution, is dedicated to furthering a particular social cause or advocating for a shared point of view. In economic terms, it is an organization that uses its surplus of the revenues to further achieve its ultimate objective, rather than distributing its income to the organization's shareholders, leaders, or members. Nonprofits are tax exempt or charitable, meaning they do not pay income tax on the money that they receive for their organization. They can operate in religious, scientific, research, or educational settings.

Watertown, Connecticut Town in Connecticut, United States

Watertown is a town in Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 22,514 at the 2010 census. The zip code for Watertown is 06795. It is a suburb of Waterbury. It borders the towns of Woodbury, Middlebury, Morris, Plymouth, Bethlehem, and Thomaston. The urban center of the town is the Watertown census-designated place, with a population of 3,574 at the 2010 census.

Litchfield County, Connecticut County in the United States

Litchfield County is located in northwestern Connecticut in the New York metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census, the population was 189,927. The county was named after Lichfield, in England. Litchfield County has the lowest population density of any county in Connecticut and is geographically the state's largest county.

The society and its president, Jeffrey S. Grenier, have received state and national honors for their work in digitizing an archive of historic local publications from fragile newspapers and obsolete microfilm spools. [1] [2]

Jeffrey S. Grenier is an American historian and archivist. Since 1997, he has been the president of the Watertown Historical Society, a non-profit organization based in Litchfield County, Connecticut; he previously served as the society’s treasurer from 1993 to 1997.

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  1. The Connecticut League of History Organizations: Awards of Merit
  2. Town Times - Grenier receives community service award