How exciting to find new-to-the-area folks who become absorbed with learning about the town in which they now live. Such is the case of a remarkable woman of Jewish heritage who became fascinated with the history of her neighborhood in Sharon. She sensed there was a poignant story to be told. Her story is about several Jewish families who had immigrated from Russia to New York hoping for a better life; New York was not ideal and jobs were menial.
A generous Jewish philanthropist offered an opportunity to farm on lands in Sharon. Life and times of those early Jewish settlers in the early 1900s is being featured at the Sharon Historical Society. The ingenuity of Carol Ascher and the Sharon Historical Society archivist have produced a magnificent cultural history on display at the historical society which is in place through mid-March.
It is worthy of a special visit to the Historical Society on Main Street, Sharon, CT. Visit their website at sharonhist.org for more information.