Upcoming Events




"Rochambeau in Connecticut", Jini Jones Vail


Monday, May 12, 2014
7:30 pm
C.H. Booth Library
25 Main St., Newtown, CT

Join Jini Jones Vail as she explores the role General Rochambeau played in the Revolutionary War, with a focus on his journey through Connecticut. Ms. Vail will have available copies of her recently released book titled "Rochambeau, Washington's Ideal Lieutenant", which she would be happy to sign.


Open House and Pottery Demonstration


Sunday, May 18, 2014
12:00 - 4:00 pm
Matthew Curtiss House
44 Main St., Newtown, CT

Join us as Reggie DeLarm, of East Knoll Pottery sets up her potter's wheel in our backyard. Reggie will demonstrate the art of making hand-thrown yellow ware pottery using historically correct clays, glazes, designs and applications. If the weather does not cooperate, Reggie will be inside demonstrating Slip Trailing.


Annual House and Garden Tour


Saturday, June 28,2014
Location info to follow


The Newtown Historical Society takes pleasure in presenting our 18th Annual House and Garden Tour on Saturday, June 28th from 11:00-5:00. The houses vary from stately eighteenth century colonials to exciting contemporaries. You will also see some beautiful gardens with amazing flowers and shrubs. Tickets are $25.00 in advance and $30.00 on the day of the event. Tickets will be able to be bought at Newtown establishments which will be named later. however, if you would want an advanced ticket you can email Lincoln Sander at sanderlr@aol.com.


Walking Tour of Sandy Hook, Dan Cruson


Sunday, June 29, 2014
12:00 - 12:45 pm
Washington Park
Sandy Hook Center, CT

Join Town Historian, Dan Cruson, for a walking tour of Sandy Hook Center where he will tell several stories of intrigue including the Sandy Hook Shoot Out of 1898. Please wear good walking shoes and join us back at the Matthew Curtiss House afterwards for our Ice Cream Event.


Open House and History of Ice Cream Event


Sunday, June 29, 2014
12:00 - 4:00 pm
Matthew Curtiss House
44 Main St., Newtown, CT

Stop by for a little taste of history and discover some of the more unusual flavors over the years. In celebration of Ferris Acres Creamery's 10th Anniversary we welcome Charles Ferris, III and his wife, Shirley who will be stopping by between 1:00 - 3:00 to share the history of their farm. Visitors will also be able to help make some ice cream the old fashion way.


Summer History Camp


Week of July 14-18
Matthew Curtiss House
44 Main St., Newtown, CT
2 sessions: 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm

The Newtown Historical Society proudly presents its 10th annual summer History Camp to be held from July 14-18 and is open to all 8, 9 and 10 year olds. Have fun with us learning about Colonial life and games, churning butter, making ice cream, putting out fires in the Colonial way, making marbles and playing marble games and making tin lanterns as well as many more activities. For further information call Gordon Williams at 203-405-6392.

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