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Big Brothers Big Sisters Fundraiser

Sunday, June 10, 2017
9:00 - 3:00 pm
Big Brothers Big Sisters Donation Center
129 South Main St

Please help us by donating your gently used clothing and household items to the Big Brothers Big Sisters Donation Center located at 129 South Main Street in Newtown on Saturday, Jun 10. This recycling fundraiser benefits the Newtown Historical Society by paying by the pound for all clothing donations collected. In addition to clothing, households items will be accepted -- It's quick, convenient, and for a good cause!

Open House at the Matthew Curtiss House Museum

Sunday, June 11, 2017
12:00 - 4:00 pm
Matthew Curtiss House Museum

Step back in time with a tour of Newtown’s very own house museum. We will have a “Parents Camp” consisting of two, two hour spinning wheel sessions for 4-5 adults while providing a children’s activity in another room, all within the 4 hour open house format. It should be lots of fun.

Walking Tour of Main Street, Dan Cruson

Sunday, June 11, 2017
1:00 - 1:45 pm
Tour of Sandy Hook

In conjunction with our Open House, Dan Cruson will be leading a one-hour walking tour of Sandy Hook. In addition to telling some fascinating stories of this section of Newtown, he will also be explaining some of the plans for creating a “Museum of the Streets” which will become a self-guided walking tour you can access at any time.

The tour will begin in front of the Matthew Curtiss House Museum at 1:00 pm and at its conclusion, Dan will bring everyone back the Matthew Curtiss House Museum to tour the house. Wear comfortable shoes. Refreshments will be served.

Annual House and Garden Tour

Sunday, June 25, 2017
11:00am - 5:00pm
Around Newtown
Rain or Shine

For details on this amazing event please go to:


Advance Tickets $25, $10 Child
C.H. Booth Library * The UPS Store * Toy Tree
Day of Tour Tickets $30 Adult, $15 Child
Only at the Matthew Curtiss House Museum 10 AM - 2 PM
(203)426-5937 or www.newtownhistory.org

Buy Your Tickets Here

History Camp

Mon. July 10 - Fri. July 14
9:00am - 12:00pm or
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Matthew Curtiss House

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.