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Volunteer Opportunities


The Newtown Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Newtown's history through programs, events, and the maintenance of the Matthew Curtiss House Museum and Little Red Schoolhouse.

We currently need volunteers for the following positions: Head Docent, Docents, Social Media Coordinator and Newsletter Editor/Writer

If interested or you just want more information, please contact Barbara Wilson at bkwilsonhistory@yahoo.com or call 203-952-5516.

Upcoming Events


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The 1964/65 New York Worlds Fair


October 15th, 2018
7:30 pm
C.H. Booth Library
25 Main Street, Newtown

Jason Scappattci will regale us with tales of the exuberant 1964/1965 World Fair. Many Connecticut people recall going to that fair which included such treats as riding the Magic Skyway and trying a Belgian Waffle. Information will also be given about the challenges in getting the fair built and the drama in running it. Photographs and souvenirs will be displayed.

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HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE OFFERS PROGRAM ON PROPERTY CREDITS


November 5th, 2018
6:30 pm
C.H. Booth Library
25 Main Street, Newtown

The Newtown Historical Society is proud to team up with the State Historical Preservation Office and the C H Booth Library to present an information session on state programs offering credits for rehabilitating old and historic structures. Alyssa Lozupone will present the program Monday, November 5, at 6.30 PM, in the community room of the library, 25 Main Street.

The State Historic Preservation Office is responsible for overseeing the government program of historic preservation for Connecticut’s citizens. Formerly part of the Commission on Tourism, the office is now part of the Department of Economic and Community Development and provides new opportunities for collaboration on restoration and community revitalization. SHPO administers a range of federal and state programs that identify, register and protect the buildings, sites, structures, districts and objects that comprise Connecticut’s cultural heritage.

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The Significance of Armistice Day


November 13th, 2018
7:30 pm
C.H. Booth Library
25 Main Street, Newtown

Mark Albertson will inform us of "The Significance of Armistice Day." November 11, 1918 saw the temporary end of the shooting war but Albertson contends that in a way it never ended. He feels there is no World War I or World War II, only One Great War. This period will see the end of great European power , and the rise of the United States, Imperial Japan, Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. Out of this change we will see the rise to global power of the US. and the Soviet Union. Hence the Cold War!

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Open House


December 2nd, 2018
12:00 - 4:00 PM
Matthew Curtiss House
44 Main Street, Newtown

The public is invited to visit and tour the building, which will be decorated for the season. Our junior and senior docents will be available to answer questions about the house and its history, as well as how Christmas was celebrated during the 18th and 19th centuries. So come join us by the fire and enjoy a cup of warm apple cider.


Member's Holiday Party


December 2nd, 2018
4:00 PM
Matthew Curtiss House
44 Main Street, Newtown

Immediately following the December open house, Historical Society members are invited to join with the Society's Officers and Trustees to celebrate the holidays. The Matthew Curtiss House will be festively decorated for the occasion.

We will gather in the Keeping Room with a warm fire and warm cider. Please bring your favorite holiday treat or hors d'oeuvre to share.

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