Where Does Old Home Day Come From?


Old Home Day in Union, CT has certainly become a much loved and appreciated tradition that celebrates our local roots. But, have you ever wondered where it came from, how it derived and why we celebrate it? The birth of the original Old Home Day celebration can be traced to one man. His name was Frank Rollins. Mr. Rollins set the concept in motion in New Hampshire back in 1899 because he worried about the decline of the state’s rural communities. In essence, people began moving away. In fact, a lot of people started to move from New England in [...]