Noted Area Historian, John Babina will speak on the construction and history of the Stevenson dam. His illustrated talk will feature many photos taken during construction. The program will be presented by the Oxford Historical Society on Sunday, January 15 at 2 p.m. at the Riverside Fire House. Babina’s slides will show the construction process which changed forever the Stevenson area of Oxford, Newtown, Monroe and Southbury
The former Monroe resident now resides in Huntington and is retired systems engineer, who worked at Sikorsky Aircraft and as an independent consultant. Babina was the founder of WMNR in 1970, now a classical music public radio station. He holds memberships in the Monroe Historical Society, the CT Society of Genealogists, the Shelton Historical Society and the Danbury Railway museum.
He has given a variety of historic talks the region, on the Stevenson dam, the Old Housatonic Railroad and Searching your Eastern European roots and Genealogy. He also has given demonstrations of antique electronics, talks on the background of public radio and Electronics demonstrations of real antique electronics.
He also recorded oral histories through interviews with old time Monroe residents. The collection was donated to the Monroe Public Library.
The program is open the public. Admission will be $3 per person or $5 per family. Refreshments will be provided.
In case of bad weather, a snow date of Feb. 12 has been set. For more info, call Dottie DeBisschop 203-910-4574.
John Babina to give illustrated talk on the Construction and History of the Stevenson Dam
January 15 at 2 p.m. at the Riverside Fire House.
Stevenson Dam Program: January 15 at Riverside Fire Station
The Stevenson Dam construction began 100 years ago in June 1917 and opened in 1919. John Babina will return with his fascinating program of slides and history of the construction of the dam, changing forever the Stevenson area of Oxford, Newtown, Monroe and Southbury. The program is scheduled for Jan 15 at 2 p.m. at the Riverside Fire station. A snow date of Feb 12 is reserved in case of bad weather.
January 2017 Program
Packed the Riverside Fire Company Hall