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Tapping into the Past: Tavern Life in Early Connecticut

September 11th, 2022
2:00 pm
C.H. Booth Library
25 Main Street, Newtown

The tavern’s significant importance to early Connecticut life will be highlighted at the next Newtown Historical Society program, presented by Natalie Belanger, Adult Programs Manager at the Connecticut Historical Society.

Taverns in early Connecticut were more than just a place to drink. Both travelers and town residents saw them as a place for being entertained, spreading the latest news, enjoying a good meal, and getting a night’s lodging.