The Chatham Historical Society will present a free and open to the public program entitled: “Troop 8 - 100 Years of History”, on Sunday, October 30, at the Library of the Chathams. The program will begin at 2:30pm in the Lundt Meeting Room.
Troop 8, one of our nation's oldest boy scout troops, celebrates its centennial in 2016. In the last 100 years, over 1,400 young Chatham boys have passed through Troop 8 to emerge as confident young men.
This presentation is packed with vintage photos, colorful stories and archival illustrations.There will also be an array of memorabilia and historical artifacts.
Bring a friend to the library and please join us for an exciting trip through 100 years of Chatham's Troop 8.
No sign up is necessary and refreshments will be served.
The Society’s Annual Dinner and Meeting, held May 2nd at the Chatham Fish & Game Club attracted 112 people. In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the US entering WWI, the featured program, Chatham and the Great War, told the story of war-time Chatham. It chronicled the impact of the war on Chatham and the contributions and sacrifices made by military personal, volunteers and everyday citizens.
In France during the Great War, five Chatham Borough men lost their lives. In 1919, their sacrifice was honored by the planting of five red oak trees on the grounds of Public School #1, now Chatham Borough Hall. Sadly none remain.