Historical society celebrates Black History Month

In recognition of both Black History Month and Plainville’s 150th anniversary as a town, the historical society is doing a February program on local African-American history. The presenter is Gail Johnson Williams, the Society’s expert on the community’s rich heritage of African-American history.

The program will cover historical highlights as well as individual persons, groups, and families, such as the Johnson and Mason families, who have contributed much to Plainville’s history over the years.

This free event will take place on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m., at the Plainville Historic Center at 29 Pierce St. Elevator access is available. Refreshments will be served.

The Society can be reached at (860) 747-6577 or through email at plvhistorical@gmail.com. Events and other information on local history can also be followed on the Facebook page of the Plainville Historical Society.