The Newtown Historical Society invites you to participate in creating a historical record of Newtown’s local experience dealing with the COVID-19 global pandemic. Your contributions will be archived with those of other Newtowners and accessed in the future by scholars, townspeople, students and others who study and look back on this historic time in our modern life.

We have all been touched by COVID-19 in very different and personal ways. Children and parents, seniors and students, merchants, highly educated professionals...all creatively finding new ways to work and play safely. Every kind of individual and family has been forced to adopt new habits almost overnight.

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Tools and Techniques of Early America

November 21st, 2021
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Matthew Curtiss House
44 Main Street, Newtown

Come see a wide display of tools commonly used in Colonial America. Demonstrations will be performed outside including a display of timber hewing , riving shingles, splitting fence rails and the tools it took to complete the job! A large collection of early timber framing tools will be on display, including axes, chisels, adzes, and much more.

NOTICE: We are working hard to make sure our open houses and demonstrations are a safe place for our volunteers and visitors. Follow us to make sure you are notified of any changes that might be necessary, and note the following:

  • All tours will be guided tours
  • Individuals who are not vaccinated must wear masks at all times
  • Masks will be available at the front door for anyone that forgets to bring one


Thank you for your understanding.

Member’s Holiday Cocktail Party

December 5th, 2021
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Matthew Curtiss House
44 Main Street, Newtown

Feel free to bring your spouse or significant other for some good conversation and holiday cheer. The more the merrier! Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share. Finger food is preferred.

This is an adult event and all unvaccinated individuals must wear a mask.