- Thursday, April 3, 2014
Since becoming pastor of the Newtown United Methodist Church (NUMC), six and a half years ago, the Reverend Mel Kawakami has overseen one of the rituals of spring there — filling in the sinkholes in the front parking lot. But until last year, when a 10-by-10-foot test hole was opened up and he had the opportunity to see what lay beneath the asphalt, Rev Kawakami and many of his congregation had no idea that the ongoing problem was a piece of history buried under their feet.
- Monday, February 17, 2014
Nearly a century separates the lives of the man recognized as Newtown’s first historian, Ezra Levan Johnson, and Newtown’s first official historian, Daniel Cruson, but uncanny similarities between the two men make them brethren.
- Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Newtown has produced many notable characters in its 300-plus years. On Monday, January 13, at 7:30 pm, Town Historian Dan Cruson will present a line-up of some of them for Newtown Historical Society’s first program of the new year, “Legendary Locals of Newtown.”
- Tuesday, December 31, 2013
NOTE (January 6, 2014): This story has been updated to reflect a change in location for the program, to Newtown Meeting House.
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Newtown has produced many notable characters in its 300-plus years. On Monday, January 13, at 7:30 pm, at Newtown Meeting House, Town Historian Dan Cruson will present a line-up of some of them for Newtown Historical Society’s first program of the new year, “Legendary Locals of Newtown.”
- Monday, July 22, 2013
Town Historian Daniel Cruson’s newest book will be released by Arcadia Publishing this week. Legendary Locals of Newtown is a compilation of images and information on many of the men and women who have formed Newtown since its purchase from the native Pootatucks in 1705.
- Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Newtown Historical Society will host an open house at its headquarters, The Matthew Curtiss House, on Sunday June 23.
The house/museum, a fine example of Connecticut saltbox architecture, was constructed circa 1750 and purchased by Matthew Curtiss Jr. in 1781. In 1970 the historical society purchased and restored the house to its original condition.