Redding woman resurrects forgotten piece of history in town
A local woman is resurrecting an important landmark and piece of history in her town.
The Redding Grange has been dormant for years. Granges were used back in the 1860s as a place for farmers and their families to get together.
Elizabeth Jensen says she was able to gather a small group of about 13 volunteers to get the grange back off the ground. She got the charter reinstated, which goes back to 1906.
She says she just had the dedication Nov. 6.
"So, to me the grange is already doing what it was meant to do in terms of bringing community together, which I thought was really terrific," said Jensen.
Jensen says people need a place to get together, even to have a cup of coffee or a laugh.
She says she's hoping in the future that the grange will also serve as a farmers market.
There are over 60 local grange chapters in Connecticut. They're committed to bettering communities through service projects and family-oriented activities.