Article by Susan Elan in LoHud:
Patricia McMahon Houser of Carmel, an assistant professor of geography at Central Connecticut State University, is Putnam's new county historian.
Houser said she wants to engage the entire community in a discussion of what from Putnam's past is worth preserving and how it should be preserved. But she said that she understands the "value of rescuing" historic sites such as the Hill-Agor farm, with its "potential for development as a living museum."
On her to-do list as county historian, Houser said she hopes to strengthen the link between those involved in historical projects on the county's east and west sides.