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Little Red Schoolhouse Open House & Memorial Tree Dedication

September 25th, 2022
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Little Red Schoolhouse
7 Cold Spring Rd, Newtown

We are welcoming all to begin the fall season at the Little Red School House, located on the Middle Gate School grounds. Games from the past will be set up for all to try! Please also join us for a memorial tree dedication to former Town Historian, Daniel Cruson, who passed away in 2021. Open House is scheduled 11-2, with the dedication to Daniel Cruson beginning at 1pm.

So Much More About Charles Lindbergh

October 9th, 2022
2:00 pm
C.H. Booth Library
25 Main Street, Newtown

John Cilio, Connecticut aviation historian and author of numerous related books will tell known and unknown stories about Charles Lindbergh at our October Lecture Program.

When hearing the name Charles Lindbergh, most people think of this aviator's historic nonstop flight from New York to Paris in 1927 or the death of his son five years later. Yet, as Cilio's intriguing storytelling will detail, Lindbergh's life was about so much more, especially at the time of World War II.

This event is free to the public, but donations are accepted and welcomed in order to continue offering programs like this one.