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  • Historical Society Seeking Artifacts Of Sandy Hook’s Irish Population

    Newtown Historical Society (NHS) is seeking loans of photographs, letters, poetry, journals, needlework, crafts, clothing, and similar items from the late 19th and early 20th Century, as it relates to the Irish population of Sandy Hook, for an upcoming exhibit.

  • Evolution Of The Schick Razor, During Historical Society Open House

    Sketches for Schick razor designs, such as the one above from 1967 and the one below, from 1971, both by Martin Glaberson, will be shared during the next Newtown Historical Society open house.

  • Sander To Offer ‘An Introduction To The World Of Antiques’ For Historical Society Program

    The most popular show on public television for several years was Antiques Roadshow. Find out something about why the show was so popular, what composes the world of antiques, and more, during the next Newtown Historical Society program.

    Longtime Newtown resident and antiques dealer Lincoln Sander will present “Introduction to the World of Antiques” on Monday, November 10, at 7:30 pm. The free program will be in the community room of C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street in Newtown.

  • Historical Society Program To Examine Causes Of World War I

    Dr Robert Jacobs, shown exploring a World War I trench still standing in Europe, will present the next program for Newtown Historical Society.

  • Interesting Moments In Baseball History, Monday With Historical Society

    With just a few games left in the regular Major League Baseball season, Newtown Historical Society will head for the virtual ballpark for its first program of the 2014-15 season.

    Newtown resident Chris Spiro will present “Interesting Moments in Baseball History” in the community room of C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street, on Monday, September 15, at 7:30 pm.

  • Many Made The House and Garden Tour A Success

    To the Editor:

    The Newtown Historical Society would like to express our sincere appreciation to all of the homeowners, committee members, volunteers, sponsors, and residents for their participation in our 18th annual House and Garden Tour. This year’s ticketholders supported our hometown museum by touring the exquisite properties located in Newtown’s historic district. We are grateful for the community’s support of our organization by attending this annual fundraiser.

  • Weekend Events By Historical Society: Homes & Garden Tour, Open House, History Of Ice Cream Event And Walking Tour

    Newtown Historical Society will host its annual homes and gardens tour on Saturday, June 28. Then on Sunday, the society will host the final open house of the season at its headquarters, a program about ice cream combined with a celebration of the tenth anniversary of Ferris Acres Creamery, and a walking tour of Sandy Hook Center.

    “Mainly Main Street” is the focus for Newtown Historical Society’s 2014 House & Garden Tour.

  • Historical Society House & Garden Tour To Focus On Main Street

    “Mainly Main Street” is the focus for Newtown Historical Society’s 2014 House & Garden Tour.

    Ticketholders will be able to visit several antique homes and their hidden gardens, all within the town’s historic district and within easy walking distance of the flagpole. A professionally landscaped, stunning modern renovation is just a very short drive away.

  • Historical Society To Host Open House And Pottery Demonstration May 18

    Newtown Historical Society will host an open house at its headquarters, The Matthew Curtiss House, 44 Main Street, on Sunday, May 18. The event will run from noon until 4 pm.

  • Newtown Antiques Market Adds Garden Antiques, Jewelry & Décor To Its Offerings

    Barn Star Productions and Newtown Historical Society are broadening plans for the first annual Newtown Antiques Market, adding garden antiques, jewelry and decorations to the offerings.

    June is the time for putting the final touches on a garden oasis. The Newtown Antiques Market will now showcase benches, urns, sculpture and planters making the job easier and fun designing your outdoor living space and jewelry for summer entertaining dazzle.