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Preserving history in Berlin

Posted by Ralph Ranalli June 6, 2007 10:23 AM

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The Bullard House has served as both a tavern and a high school ... but not at the same time.
(Town of Berlin photo)

BERLIN

The Berlin Art and Historical Society officials say they have achieved several of their goals for the year including registering with the state as a non-profit, which allows the society to apply for grants and its donors to write off contributions.

The society has also increased its membership and is now working on achieving federal non-profit status. Future goals, officials said, include placing two buildings on the state's historic register: the 1870 Town Hall, which was renovated into an arts center and opened this January, and the Bullard House, a building that dates back to the American Revolution and which has served at various times as a tavern, a fire station, a barber shop, and the first Berlin high school.

-- Jennifer Rosinski

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