- Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Between 1892 and 1954, 12 million people passed through Ellis Island upon arriving in America, offering a common heritage to millions more in later generations.
Newtown Historical Society will look at the history and traditions of Ellis Island in a presentation by Arthur Gottlieb on Monday, April 14, beginning at 7:30 pm. The program will be in the meeting room of C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street.
- Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Newtown Historical Society will host an open house at its headquarters, The Matthew Curtiss House, on Sunday, March 16, from noon to 4 pm.
- Thursday, March 6, 2014
James A Garfield is not a name that springs to mind when we most Americans think about the country’s Presidents. While Garfield had a long and successful career as a Congressman, and also as a Civil War general, his short term in office doesn’t resonate like Kennedy's Camelot does.
On Monday, March 10, at 7:30 pm, Newtown Historical Society will examine Garfield’s career in “The President and The Madman.” Gordon Williams will present the program at Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street.
- Thursday, February 27, 2014
Barn Star Productions and Newtown Historical Society have announced a new collaboration: The Newtown Antiques Market, a one day, outdoor antiques show scheduled to debut on the first day of summer: June 21.
- Friday, February 7, 2014
Although he was not the first President to have a bathtub in The White House, many people are aware that the 300-plus pound William Howard Taft was the first who needed to be extricated from the tub. What else do you know about Presidential firsts and unusual facts?
- 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.”
- Friday, December 13, 2013
Amazing what a cat finds out, curled up beneath a chair. I’ve heard from a number of people that among Assistant Superintendent of Schools Linda Gejda numerous talents, she bakes a delicious biscotti. I do hope she shares the recipe with us at The Bee (ahem. firstname.lastname@example.org) so all of Newtown can indulge this holiday season.
- Thursday, November 21, 2013
Newtown Historical Society will host an open house at its headquarters, The Matthew Curtiss House, 44 Main Street, on Sunday, December 8. The public is invited to visit between noon and 4 pm.
During the event, when the building will be traditionally decorated for the holidays, the sounds of historic and holiday tunes will fill the air. Rebecca and John Arkenberg and Bruce Larkin of Stratford will be performing from 1 to 3 pm. Guests will be invited to enjoy hot cider by the fire.
- Thursday, November 7, 2013
Newtown Historical Society will host a presentation on one of Connecticut’s flagship retailers, G. Fox Company, on Monday, November 18, at 7:30 pm, in the community room of C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street. The program is entitled “From Hula Hoops to High Fashion: G Fox in the 1950s,” and will be presented by Elizabeth Abbe.
- Thursday, October 24, 2013
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.