To Contact the Town Historian

Name Roger Plaskett
Phone (860) 485-9636

120 South Road, Harwinton, Ct. 06791


I am the town's third Official Historian. I was appointed to this volunteer position on June 20th, 2006 after the passing of Lloyd Shanley, who served in this capacity for many years. Raymond Bentley who also served as Historian for many years preceded Lloyd.

I believe strongly in preservation. Preservation of not only our historical sites but preserving the history of our town and surrounding area through an education of our past, an appreciation of our present and a focus on our future.

I grew up on South Road and have deep ancestral roots in Harwinton. My Grandmother was a Barber and my Great Grandmother was a Catlin, making me a 5th Great-Grandson of Abijah Catlin, one of our earliest and most respected settlers.

I am a former 20 year member of the Harwinton Historic District and Historic Properties Commission, a former Board member of the T.A. Hungerford Memorial Museum, The Harwinton Historical Society, . I am also the Barber Family Historian and the self appointed Historian of the Plaskett Family.

Now retired, after 32 years with a local Aerospace Company, I look forward to serving the town, and all interested parties, in this capacity. I encourage everyone to participate in this web site, which will be a central repository for all of us to share stories and remembrances of Harwinton.

Please feel free to contact me through any of the means identified above with questions, suggestions and, most importantly, with stories to share.