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Death and Funerals in Colonial New England

October 24th, 2021
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Matthew Curtiss House
44 Main Street, Newtown

Come learn about common practices used during death in Colonial America! Tour the Matthew Curtiss House and see what death may have looked like back then. Learn some interesting facts and differences in the culture we know today, versus what they believed then. Hear about some locals who were deemed vampires, witches, and ghouls

NOTICE: We are working hard to make sure our open houses and demonstrations are a safe place for our volunteers and visitors. Follow us to make sure you are notified of any changes that might be necessary, and note the following:

  • All tours will be guided tours
  • Individuals who are not vaccinated must wear masks at all times
  • Masks will be available at the front door for anyone that forgets to bring one


Thank you for your understanding.