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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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Coming to America


September 10th, 2018
7:30 pm
C.H. Booth Library
25 Main Street, Newtown

Due to popular demand to repeat a very successful program we had two years ago we decided to reprise the topic with four new people. Their ages, genders and life stories are very different. They hail from Britain, central Europe and then France, Pakistan and Germany. Questions will be welcome.


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.


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!