A Thanksgiving Proclamation

By Bob Valentine


From the earliest time in our country’s history, giving thanks for the blessing that had been bestowed upon us the preceding year has become a tradition. From the first Thanksgiving at Plymouth Plantation to the Proclamation given by John Hanson as President of the United Colonies Continental Congress on March 16th 1776, to George Washington in 1787 and Abraham Lincoln in 1863. This tradition is so much part of our history that Congress established the fourth Thursday of November as an official day of Thanksgiving

Let us recognize the blessings bestowed upon us this past year, the blessings of family and friends, the blessings of our volunteers and community.  And let us not forget those who have sacrificed so much for us, those who serve in our military, past and present, and their families.

In the tradition of many before us, let us hereby proclaim November 23, 2017 as a day of Thanksgiving. 


Town Hall will be CLOSED on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017


History of the Town of Goshen

The Town of Goshen has a very long storied history. First chronicled by Reverend A.G. Hibbard in 1897 with the help of Deacon Lewis Mills Norton’s investigations and records, many of which came from children of the first settlers and solders of the Revolution.  Much later, in 1989 the Goshen  Quardrimillennium  Committee formed for the celebration of Goshen’s 250th anniversary  commissioned a new history of Goshen to bring up to date the Reverend A.G. Hibbard’s History of the Town of Goshen. This new works is titled “Goshen Connecticut a town above all others”. Both books are available at the Goshen Public Library and the Goshen Historical Society.  Reverend A.G. Hibbard’s book is also made available on line by Cornell University Library

Excerpts from Reverand Hibbard's Book



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