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Matthew Curtiss House

  • Historical Society Holiday Open House, With Live Music, December 8

    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.

  • Open House And Revolutionary Camp Reenactment Held At Historical Society Headquarters

    Newtown Historical Society hosted an open house at its headquarters, The Matthew Curtiss House, on Sunday, September 15.

    For the open house, members of The Fifth Connecticut Regiment conducted a reenactment of a revolutionary encampment.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    There were many unsettled emotions swirling about town last Friday, June 14, and it seems that Mother Nature felt equally unsettled. At about 8 pm on Friday, June 14, Kitten Associates Founder Robin Olson saw this funnel-shaped cloud form over Sandy Hook from Route 34, as well as a mesocyclone (rising air that rotates around a vertical axis) that spawned the funnel. Robin took photos to prove it and shared it with me for publication. She tells me she is, “Glad it didn’t form a tornado…” Me too, Robin.

  • Antique Firefighting Equipment, Sunday At Matthew Curtiss House; Walking Tour Nearby

    Newtown Historical Society will host an open house at its headquarters, The Matthew Curtiss House, on Sunday June 23.

    The house/museum, a fine example of Connecticut saltbox architecture, was constructed circa 1750 and purchased by Matthew Curtiss Jr. in 1781.  In 1970 the historical society purchased and restored the house to its original condition.

  • 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. 

  • 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.