Greetings from Indian Neck: Presented by the Branford Historical Society

Wednesday, November 11

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jane Bouley will share images from her collection of Indian Neck postcards with a historical tour of the beaches, stores, and summer hotels from Sybil Creek to Limewood Avenue, along Linden Avenue to Summer Island and Sunset Beach.

The heyday of the travel postcard was 1905 until World War I when tourists came to Indian Neck to spend a few days or the whole summer at one of Indian Neck’s summer hotels or rent a shoreline cottage. They came to keep cool, swim and boat, go fishing and clamming, or just have fun. There was something here for everyone, from an inexpensive cottage to the 200 room Montowese House called the “Queen of the Sound”, the largest summer hotel between Newport and New York City.

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