Exhibits highlighting and showcasing local history, heritage, and institutions have been mostly displayed in the Academy Building since 2010. Those prepared in digital format may still be viewed today. For information about others, please check with the Salisbury Association Executive Assistant, Lou Bucceri at info@salisburyassociation.org.

4th of July Celebration

July 4, 2022

Gather at Town Grove to celebrate Independence Day with family and friends.  Bring a picnic or purchase hot dogs from students in EXTRAS.  Sit in the shade of the magnificent oak trees while   Heman Allen, 1740-1778 (our own Lou Bucceri) reads the Declaration of Independence, followed by the Salisbury Band concert.  Cancelled in case of rain.

Student Projects from Coloring Our Past – The Troutbeck Symposium

Spring 2022

The Troutbeck Symposium was a student-led collaboration uncovering local civil rights history through student created documentaries, exhibitions, and artwork. Some of that work is now on display in the Academy

In Her Own Words

19 Stories of Women from the Salisbury Oral History Project

October 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022

This exhibit features interviews of contemporary Salisbury women and is an illustrative sampling of the nearly 400 oral histories in the collection.

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Salisbury’s Olympians

Winter 2022

Salisbury’s Olympians highlights the town’s world champion and Olympic skiers and their contributions to Salisbury and Nordic sports.

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Local Baseball from 1846 – 1938

Spring – Summer 2021

Stories sure to please about “how it was” in the early days of baseball here in Salisbury. Curated by Katherine Chilcoat.

A Long Road to Victory: Women’s Suffrage in Salisbury & Connecticut

October 2020-March 2021

Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote and highlighting efforts of local women.

Paintings by Tom Key: Landscapes of New England.

2020

Since retiring from an international engineering firm, Salisbury Association Trustee Emeritus Tom Key has concentrated on a career as a landscape painter working in oils, as well as watercolor.

Birds in Crisis: What Can I Do?

2020 – 2021

Nearly 1/3 of birds’ breeding grounds in the US and Canada have disappeared since 1970. Many lost birds are common backyard species, more than ½ of grassland birds are gone, and forests have lost more than a billion birds. The good news is there are many things we can do! By Elaine and Lou Hecht and co-sponsored with Sharon Audubon and Housatonic Valley Association/Greenprint.

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Breaking Barriers: National History Day 2020

Projects from Salisbury Central School students.

Postcard History of Salisbury’s Past

2019

Our town as depicted through post cards.

Music Mountain at 90

2019

Exhibit details origins and storied past of longest continually running String Quartet Summer Music Festival, by Anne Liebling.

Triumph and Tragedy: National History Day 2019

Projects from Salisbury Central School students.

Salisbury Winter Sports Association (SWSA)

December 2018-February 2019

Exhibition on Salisbury’s ski jumping tradition that dates back to 1926. SWSA is the volunteer organization that keeps it going and has cultivated and nurtured generations of young skiers.

Roy Sherwood Ski Jumping Collection Display

December 2018- February 2019

Olympic and ski-jumping career artifacts belonging to Roy Sherwood were generously donated to the Association by his two daughters. Sherwood was a Salisbury native who competed for the United States during the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina, Italy.

Over There and Here: Salisbury and Its People During the Great War

2018

An exhibit in remembrance of the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice that ended WWI. The exhibit focused on ways Salisbury residents served overseas and at home during the war.

Conflict and Compromise in History: National History Day 2018

Projects from Salisbury Central School Students.

Light on the Land

2018

Photographs of Salisbury Association Land Trust conserved properties by noted photographer, Joseph Meehan.

Black History in Rural Connecticut

2018

A special project created by Salisbury Central School students.

Go Native!

2017

An exhibit on the benefits of using native plants to sustain a diversity of wildlife and the threat to the health of our native community of plants and animals from invasive species.