Preserving The Hatch Building: Leaves & Pages Open House Fundraiser June 6th For Historical Society

Leaves and Pages, Dan and Arlene Palmer’s downtown coffee shop and book store, will host a membership/fundraiser open house on Thursday, June 6th for the New Britain Historical Society from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.  Leaves and Pages is located at 59 W. Main St.

Wine, cheese, and hors d’oeuvres will be served, and registration is limited to those 21 and over. 
Proceeds will be put toward buying and refurbishing the iconic W.L. Hatch Insurance building on Washington Street near the Elks Hall and Washington diner.

The organization offers annual memberships at $25 for students, $30 for individuals and $40 for families. A charter lifetime membership is $1,000, with the person’s name displayed inside the building. A benefactor lifetime membership is $5,000. The historical society can be reached at  860-249-3314 or

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