Preservation Awards

Barbara Maynard - Preservation Awards

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Carl P. Fortuna, Jr. First Selectman | Norman Needleman State Senator | Jane Montanaro Executive Director of CT Trust for Historic Preservation |  Devin Carney CT State Representative

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Barbara and George Maynard

Presentation of a Valley Forge Elm and bench, Saybrook Fort Monument Park, July 12, 2019 in honor of

Barbara J. Maynard

First Selectwoman 1974 – 1989
Lifetime Achievement in Historical Preservation Award

Presented by the
Old Saybrook Historical Society – October 18, 2018

  • Major organizer of 350th anniversary of founding of Old Saybrook
  • Acquisition of Saybrook Fort Monument Park from the State of Connecticut
  • Purchase of miniature golf course and Sandbar Restaurant (Vicki Duffy Pavilion) from Steffie Walters
  • Purchase of Kirtland House, now home of Family Youth Services
  • Purchase of Harvey’s Beach from Violet Harvey
  • Major contributor to publication of “faces and Places”
  • Active in establishing Wall of History, Action Library
  • Instrumental in having published “Glimpses of Saybrook in Colonial Days” by Harriet Chapman Chesebrough
  • Co-author of “Old Saybrook Postcard History”
  • Nurturer and Protector of Centennial Elms
  • Key organizer to save “The Preserve”
  • Notable use of historic photos for promoting political causes
  • Collector and contributor of Old Saybrook memorabilia
  • A Storehouse and promoter of local history and lore
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