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  • Historical Society To Host Open House And Horse Guard Demonstration, May 19 At NHS Headquarters

    Newtown Historical Society will host an open house at its headquarters, The Matthew Curtiss House, on Sunday, May 19. 

    Master Sergeant Bill Goessinger of The Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard will be joining us along with two of his horses. All are invited to learn about the history of the horse guard, which is headquartered in Newtown, and how it has evolved over the years.

    The public is also invited to visit and tour the building at 44 Main Street any time between noon and 4 pm. 

  • Newtown History Camp Opens Registration

    Newtown Historical Society is currently accepting applications for its 2013 Summer History Camp. The camp will be hosted at The Matthew Curtiss House, 44 Main Street, the week of July 15-19. Registration is open for children between the ages of 8 to 10 and offers campers a week of interactive and exciting experiences of Colonial-era life.

  • Historical Society Program: "The Nutmegger Who Was Almost President," By A Descendent Of LaFayette Foster

    LaFayette Foster is a name largely forgotten today, but in his time he was an important and well known figure who served as President Pro Tempore of the Senate and was thus acting Vice President under Andrew Johnson, following Lincoln’s assassination.

    Newtown Historical Society host an examination of Foster’s life and achievements through a presentation by Tom Vogt on Monday, May 13. The program will begin at 7:30 pm, and will be in the community room of C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street.

  • 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.