Governor Ned Lamont was on hand when the Connecticut Land Conservation Council hosted the 2021 Excellence in Conservation Awards ceremony in Moodus last month. The East Haddam Land Trust received an award for Saving Land, Saving History, a mini-documentary series and museum display collaboration between the EHLT and the East Haddam Historical Society funded in part by CTH.
The mini-documentaries focus on three East Haddam Land Trust preserves which hold sturdy stone dams, sluiceways and mill foundations as well as cleverly engineered turbines and waterworks from the old, historically significant mills of East Haddam.
The EHLT hopes “the power of storytelling will work its magic to inspire, motivate and educate our neighbors to conserve land. We also hope that other conservation organizations will consider partnering with historical societies to design and build museum exhibits. Lastly, we hope that other preservation groups consider using videos to tell their stories.”
They are available with a helping hand to others who want to pursue similar projects.