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.

Ms DeLarm has recently published a new book Tape Loom Weaving…Simplified, copies of which will be available for purchase during the open house. She will be happy to sign a copies.

The public is invited to visit and tour the building at 44 Main Street any time between noon and 4 pm.  Admission is free; however, donations are welcomed and appreciated. Junior and senior docents will be available to answer questions about the house and its history, as well as provide guided tours by request.

The house/museum, a fine example of Connecticut saltbox architecture, was constructed circa 1750 and purchased by Matthew Curtiss Jr. in 1781.  Newtown Historical Society purchased the house in 1970 and it to its original condition.

For more information, visit www.newtownhistory.org, or leave a message at 203-426-5937.

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