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"Both Grandfathers Served in World War I", Peter Markle


Sunday, Jan 7, 2018
3:00 pm
C.H. Booth Library
25 Main Street, Newtown

Peter Markle will enlighten us with interesting personal insights into the American Expeditionary force in World War I. It is a personal approach as both his maternal and paternal grandfathers served as Doughboys, both were wounded and both were awarded a Purple Heart. His paternal grandfather, Clifford Markle, published a book, “A Yankee Prisoner in Hunland”.


No February Program due to Winter Break


Febuary 2018

 


Matthew Curtiss House Museum is closed due to Winter Break


January/February 2018

 


"The Evolution of the Monroe Doctrine", Joseph Secola


Sunday, March 11, 2018
3:00 pm
C.H. Booth Library
25 Main Street, Newtown

Local Attorney and retired Probate Judge, Joseph Secola will present a multi-media presentation on the subject of the Monroe Doctrine. Secola will focus on the history of this landmark doctrine intended to safeguard the western hemisphere from foreign intervention since its inception. He will discuss its current and changing interpretation in the 21st Century.


Open House at the Matthew Curtiss House Museum


Sunday, March 18, 2018 (Tentative)
12:00 - 4:00 pm
Matthew Curtiss House Museum

Step back in time with costumed docents for 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.


"John F. Kennedy", by Penny O'Connell


Monday, April 9, 2018
7:30 pm
C.H. Booth Library
25 Main Street, Newtown

Penny O'Connell, a lecturer with many entertaining stories, will enlighten us on the Presidency of John F. Kennedy. He inaugurated a program of progressive change for the country when he was sworn in as 35th President of the U.S. He had only 1025 days in which to translate his ideas into positive economic, social, and political change. Penny will turn the clock back to the New Frontier and look again at the events of the 1960s.


Open House at the Matthew Curtiss House Museum


Sunday, April 15, 2018 (Tentative)
12:00 - 4:00 pm
Matthew Curtiss House Museum

Step back in time with costumed docents for 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.


"Votes for Women" by Carolyn Ivanoff


Monday, May 14, 2018
7:30 pm
C.H. Booth Library
25 Main Street, Newtown

Carolyn Ivanoff will discuss the titanic struggle for Women's Suffrage through period photos, political cartoons, and editorials. She highlights the great women of the struggle who fought and suffered valiantly so that American women of future generations would have the right to participate politically in our nation.


Open House at the Matthew Curtiss House Museum


Sunday, May 20, 2018
12:00 - 4:00 pm
Matthew Curtiss House Museum

Step back in time with costumed docents for 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.


Open House at the Matthew Curtiss House Museum


Sunday, June 24, 2018 (Tentative)
12:00 - 4:00 pm
Matthew Curtiss House Museum

Step back in time with costumed docents for 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.