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Appraisal Day And Open House: Sunday Programs By Historical Society

Newtown Historical Society will host a pair of events on Sunday, April 7.

At Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street, appraisers with various specialties will be available to help visitors identify and appraise antique items.

Appraisal services are being offered by Lincoln Sander, executive director of The Antiques Dealers Association of America; Tucker Frey, owner of Tucker Frey Antiques in Woodbury, with an expertise in early 17th to 19th Century decorative arts and paintings; Jack DeStories, owner of Fairfield Auction in Monroe; and Steve Stiegitz, who has an expertise in gemstones and jewelry.

Appraisals will be offered from 1 to 4 pm. There is a $10 fee per item; photographs of large items can be brought in.

In conjunction with the Appraisal Day, The Matthew Curtiss House, at 44 Main Street, will host an open house. The circa 1750 house museum from will be open on Sunday from noon until 4 pm.

Costumed docents will be available for tours of the historic building. Admission is free, but donations benefit the historical society.

Newtown Historical Society is a nonprofit, all volunteer organization.  Members offer open houses with living history demonstrations, a lecture series, and a summer history camp for kids among other special events.

All funding comes from private donations, membership dues, bequests and fundraisers such as an annual summer house and garden tour, silhouette event, and publication sales.

New members are always welcome and volunteers are needed to help organize and run events. For more information, visit NewtownHistory.org or call 203-426-5937.

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