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  • June 14: Historical Society Open House, Marble Making Demonstration & Walking Tour

    Newtown Historical Society will host an open house at its headquarters, The Matthew Curtiss House, on Sunday June 14. This month’s living history demonstration will be presented by Thomas Kingsley, of Kingsley Marbles in Trumbull. In addition, Town Historian Dan Cruson will offer a walking tour of the town’s oldest cemetery.

    The public is also invited to visit and tour the building at 44 Main Street any time between noon and 4 pm. Admission is free; however, a $2 suggested donation per person is welcomed and appreciated.

  • Open House & Beekeeping Demos To Be Hosted By Historical Society

    Newtown Historical Society will host an open house at its headquarters, The Matthew Curtiss House, on Sunday May 17, from noon to 4 pm.

    Norman Cote of Norwalk will be this month’s special guest. He will compare colonial methods of beekeeping to modern methods, and will have samples of honey, beeswax, and pollen.

  • 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 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.

  • Open House And Rug Weaving Demonstration, Sunday With Historical Society

    Newtown Historical Society will host an open house at its headquarters, The Matthew Curtiss House, on Sunday, March 16, from noon to 4 pm.

  • Historical Society Planning Open House, Tape Looming Demonstration & Book Signing

    The Newtown Historical Society will host an open house at its headquarters, The Matthew Curtiss House, on Sunday November 10.

    During the open house, visitors will learn what tape looming is from Reggie DeLarm of Torrington. Ms DeLarm will demonstrate tape looming while discussing who traditionally performed the looming and what they would have been used for.

  • Open House And Revolutionary Camp Reenactment, Sunday At Matthew Curtiss House

    Newtown Historical Society will host an open house at its headquarters, The Matthew Curtiss House, 44 Main Street, on Sunday September 15, from 12 to 4 pm. Admission is free; however, donations are welcomed and will benefit the historical society.

    During the open house members of The Fifth Connecticut Regiment will be conducting a reenactment of a revolutionary encampment. Possible attendees are soldiers, a spy, a surgeon, and a whitesmith. There will be demonstrations in hearth cooking and clothing.