Posted on June 9, 2022
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
June 11th is Connecticut Open House Day, an all-day event across the state for Connecticut’s museums, attractions and historic sites. Now in its 18th year, over 200 attractions will be participating by offering special events as well as free or discounted admissions.
Visit www.ctvisit.com/ctopenhouseday for more information and a full listing of events.
Both the Elton Tavern and the Center Schoolhouse will be open (free admission) to the public from 1-5pm on 6/11. Costumed interpreters/docents will be available for tours.
The Hungerford Memorial Museum is identified as a memorial because Mr. Theodore Hungerford is thought to be buried somewhere on the property. For many years no one knew of his final resting place…..until now! Come visit to find out why this was such a mystery for so long.
Free admission 1 to 3 p.m. to restored1800s one-room schoolhouse and nearby barn museum. The buildings contain thousands of artifacts representative of Harwinton’s farming roots. It is always surprising how many visitors say they have lived in the area for years but never took the time to visit this school or barn. On Open House Day the Historical Society will offer a reduced rate on merchandise that is sold throughout the year.
We are offering tours of our historic meetinghouse beginning at 1 p.m. The church bookstore will be open. First Congregational Church of Litchfield is celebrating its 300th anniversary this year.
To celebrate CT Open House Day, The Litchfield Historical Society is excited to offer their popular walking tours for FREE on Saturday, June 11th.
At 10:00 am, Head of Education, Kate Zullo, will be leading a special themed tour “Sold, Made, and Grown in Litchfield” During the tour, visitors will discover how the community’s economy has grown and changed over time. At 1:00 pm, Museum Interpreter, Sue Weston, will be leading a tour of Litchfield’s Historic District, introducing visitors to the town’s stories, buildings, and people.
Tours begin at the Litchfield History Museum (7 South Street, Litchfield, CT) and last approximately 1 hour. Registration is requested, but not required.
The Railroad Museum of New England and Naugatuck Railroad are partnering up with Fascia’s Chocolates to offer round trip excursions this CT Open House Day! Tickets can be purchased for departures from both Thomaston Station and Fascia’s Chocolates, and are available at ridethenaugy.com.