Daniel Cruson
174 Hanover Road
Newtown, CT 06470

Daniel Cruson

Office:Planning and Zoning Zoning Commission Alternate

Objective:From my perspective as Town Historian, the most critical issue is the loss of our heritage. Every year historic and prehistoric sites are being lost usually without the opportunity to investigate them and save what information is available from them. Efforts in the form of Planning and Zoning regulations need to be made to that would allow the preservation of those sites that are important to the town’s history and its identity as a 300 year old community.

  • Town Historian since 1994 (Author of 9 books, five pamphlets and almost 100 essays mostly on Newtown’s history)
  • President of the Tercentennial Commission
  • Member, Cyrenius H. Booth Board of Trustees (1977-1983 & 2007 - ), Head of Building Committee (1977-1983)
  • President, Newtown Historical Society (1989-1994); Trustee, (1987- )
  • Trustee, Heritage Preservation Trust
  • Vice President, Newtown Village Cemetery Association
  • President, Archaeological Society of Connecticut (1996- )
  • Trustee/advisor, Helen Hermes Art Series (Redding)
  • Joel Barlow High School class ‘63
  • Trinity College (Hartford) BA ‘67 Med ‘68
  • Wesleyan (Middletown) MLS ‘83
  • Retired, Joel Barlow High School teacher. Taught Anthropology and Local History for 37 years
  • Newtown resident for 37 years, three sons; Daniel Jr. 25; Thomas 20; and Benjamin 17