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ADAMS COLLECTION EXHIBITION HELD OVER BY POPULAR DEMAND!

The C H Booth Library and the Newtown Historical Society are pleased to announce that the number of visitors to the Adams display in the Library has created a need to extend the exhibition. The artifacts will remain on display on the second floor at the Library through the first week in February, and will be removed on February 8.

"The Charles and Helen Zilinek Donation of Adams Family Memorabilia", Dan Cruson, Newtown Town Historian


Currently on display
C.H. Booth Library
25 Main St., Newtown, CT

  John Quincy Adams     John Adams

This presentation and exhibit will focus on 52 items that once belonged to the Adams Family, including John Adams and John Quincy Adams, the second and sixth presidents of the U.S. They were donated by the Zilinek family and consist of such personal items as a bracelet worn by Abigail Adams made from her husbands hair and John Quincy Adams' Monocle. This is not a slide show. The items will actually be there to be seen and appreciated by the audience.

This program is made possible through a grant from the Connecticut Humanities Council


"How We Laughed, Humor in the 18th Century", Fran Hendrickson


Monday, Mar 14, 2016
7:30 pm
C.H. Booth Library
25 Main St., Newtown, CT

Enjoy a tongue- in-cheek peek into 18th century life and humorous events. Fran Hendrickson will give examples of the situations and ideas our forbearers enjoyed enough to report to others in newspaper, diaries, and letters. "Nothing has changed- only the names to protect the guilty!"


Matthew Curtiss House Closed

Sunday, Mar 20, 2016 (Palm Sunday)


"Lou Gehrig: The Story of a Great Man", Carol Birch

Monday, Apr 11 2016
7:30 pm
C.H. Booth Library
25 Main St., Newtown, CT

Carol Birch, a former librarian and winner of a number of awards will tell us of the excellence off and on the field of Lou Gehrig. While setting many records and competing with Babe Ruth he always gave his utmost and never rested his whole career. The talk will conclude with the tragedy that befell him.


Open House at the Matthew Curtiss House Museum


Sunday, Apr 24, 2016
12:00 - 4:00 pm
Matthew Curtiss House
44 Main St., Newtown, CT

Step back in time with a tour of Newtown's very own house museum. Being built in the mid-1700s, the house witnessed, as a private residence, more than 250 years of Newtown's history. From the birth of our country to the Age of Aquarius, when the society purchased it, returned it to its original state, and gave it its second life as a museum.

Open House Event TBD.


"Tea with Abigail Adams", Carol Bielefeld


Monday, May 9, 2016
7:30 pm
C.H. Booth Library
25 Main St., Newtown, CT

As 'Abigail Adams,' Carol Bielefeld will present a lively portrait of one of the most fascinating and remarkable women in our nation's history. Abigail oversaw the family farm, raised the children, ran a business and invested money as John Adams was serving the Country. Her famous 'Remember the Ladies' directive to her husband highlights her early push for equal rights under the law.


Open House at the Matthew Curtiss House Museum


Sunday, May 15, 2016
12:00 - 4:00 pm
Matthew Curtiss House
44 Main St., Newtown, CT

Step back in time with a tour of Newtown's very own house museum. Being built in the mid-1700s, the house witnessed, as a private residence, more than 250 years of Newtown's history. From the birth of our country to the Age of Aquarius, when the society purchased it, returned it to its original state, and gave it its second life as a museum.


Open House at the Matthew Curtiss House Museum


Sunday, June 12, 2016
12:00 - 4:00 pm
Matthew Curtiss House
44 Main St., Newtown, CT

Step back in time with a tour of Newtown's very own house museum. Being built in the mid-1700s, the house witnessed, as a private residence, more than 250 years of Newtown's history. From the birth of our country to the Age of Aquarius, when the society purchased it, returned it to its original state, and gave it its second life as a museum.


Walking Tour of Main Street, Dan Cruson


Sunday, June 12, 2016
1:00 - 1:45 pm
Tour of Main Street
Meet at the Matthew Curtiss House
44 Main St., Newtown, CT

In conjunction with our Open House, Dan Cruson will be leading a 45-minute tour of picturesque Main Street. The tour will focus on the architecture and history of the buildings. Dan will share some interesting stories of long ago inhabitants and discuss the various incarnations of the area's buildings. The tour will begin in front of the Matthew Curtiss House at 1:00 pm and at its conclusion, Dan will bring everyone back the Matthew Curtiss House to tour the house. Wear comfortable shoes. Refreshments will be served.


Annual House and Garden Tour


Sunday, June 26, 2016
11:00 - 5:00 pm
Around Newtown

Mark your calendars. The date for this year's tour has been set. Please watch our website and Facebook events page for details on ticket sale locations, as well as houses and gardens. Tickets will be $25 in advance or $30 the day of for adults and $10 in advance or $15 the day of for children ages 8 - 12.


History Camp


Mon. July 11 through Fri. July 15
Two sessions: 9:00am - 12:00pm or 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Matthew Curtiss House
44 Main St., Newtown, CT

This unique camp is designed for children ages 8, 9 & 10 and each session is limited to 12 campers to guarantee a rich, hands-on experience. Cost is $150 for members and $175 for non-members. Please contact Gordon Williams for further information or to register at 203-405-6392.

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