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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.

  • Historical Society Program Will Explore Attempts To Create Utopia

    Sir Thomas Moore coined the term “utopia” in his book of the same name in 1516, describing the intricacies of an island nation that could be called a “perfect” society.

    On Monday, April 8, Newtown Historical Society will host a program by Gordon Williams about just that subject. “All This And Heaven Too” will looking at many attempts by others to create their own utopias here on earth,

    The program will begin at 7:30 pm in the community room of C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street.

  • Historical Society Program Will Follow 19th Century Sunset To The West

    Go west, young man, go west, New York Herald Editor Horace Greeley is reported to have said during the 19th Century, and Connecticut folks took his advice, young and old. In a program called “Migrating Out of Connecticut,” by Nora Galvin will take a look at the historic westward flow.

    Newtown Historical Society will host the program on Monday, March 11, at 7:30 pm, in the community room of C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street.

  • Migrating Out Of Connecticut

    “Migrating Out Of Connecticut,” 7:30 pm, C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street, free, program by professional genealogist Nora Galvin will look at the historic westward flow by Connecticut residents during mid-19th Century, light refreshments, hosted by Newtown Historical Society; 203-426-5937.