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Roger Sherman: Our Forgotten Founding Father


Monday, October 16, 2017
7:30 pm
C.H. Booth Library
25 Main Street, Newtown

“Roger Sherman: Our Forgotten Founding Father” will be presented by John Jenner. Roger Sherman lived his adult life in Connecticut , first in New Dilloway (now Sherman) , followed by New Milford and New Haven. He mastered a number of successive trades and acquired considerable wealth. He then turned his attention to public service in Connecticut and on the national scene. His contributions were significant and they will be well discussed. In conclusion, Mr. Jenner wonders how we can give Sherman the recognition he most certainly deserves while at the same time promoting our state as the gateway to New England heritage.

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Open House at the Matthew Curtiss House Museum


Sunday, October 29, 2017
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Matthew Curtiss House Museum

If you've never been, or it's been a while since you've experienced a tour of our historic house-museum, join us this fall Sunday to see the latest displays, enjoy a free tour, and partake in light refreshments


Confessions of an Urban Archeologist.


Sunday, November 12, 2017
3:00 pm
C.H. Booth Library
25 Main Street, Newtown

If you have ever watched “American Pickers” or “The Antiques Roadshow” and been fascinated by what’s hiding in attics and basements, then you’ll want to see the next live presentation of “Confessions of an Urban Archeologist.” Cub historian and treasure hunter Greg Van Antwerp enjoys sharing with groups his unique approach to the garage, tag and estate sales that dot the Connecticut landscape each weekend. “Signs and arrows strategically placed on familiar corners might lead to a few faded lawn chairs and a rusty barbecue grill - or just maybe - remnants of stories of struggle and survival from generations past.” Each weekend Greg can be found seeking out a story in a box of old paper or the endless nooks and crannies where keepsakes were lost or stored and forgotten.


Open House at the Matthew Curtiss House Museum


Sunday, November 19, 2017
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Matthew Curtiss House Museum

Step back in time with our docents for a tour of our very own house-museum. Built in the mid-1700s, the house witnissed, as a private residence, more than 250 years of Newtown's history and it serves as a repository for furniture and artifacts that help tell the story of life in Newtown during those many years.


Holiday Open House at the Matthew Curtiss House Museum


Sunday, December 3, 2017
12:00 - 4:00 pm
Matthew Curtiss House Museum

Our house-museum will be decorated for the holidays and the sounds of historic and holiday tunes will fill the air. Sit by the fire and join us for a cup of hot cider!


Holiday Party


Sunday, December 3, 2017
5:00 pm
Matthew Curtiss House Museum

Feel free to bring your spouse or significant other - the more the merrier! Each guest is asked to bring an appetizer or dessert to share, and finger food is preferred.