572 Main Street, Plymouth, CT 06782. Phone: 860-793-6991.
The Plymouth Historical Society hosts ArtZfest on May 17.2014. The following events are planned: On the Plymouth Green (corner of Main St. and North Street)- Plymouth Congregational Church's 275th anniversary celebration; 11am- Walking Tour of the Plymouth Burying Ground. 12noon-1pm- Mattatuck Fife and Drum Corps;11am-4pm- Revolutionary War reenactors, living history interactive exhibits, musket firing demonstration, colonial hearthside cooking, craftsmen including candle making, spinning, quilting, tinsmithing, gravestone carving, colonial children's games, historical scavenger hunt, music and food.
PARKING for the events at the Plymouth Green is available at Plymouth Center School, 107 North St. You can walk to the Green or you can take a shuttle bus. Plymouth Historical Society, 572 Main St., Plymouth; 1-3pm-Bus Tour of Plymouth's historic clockmaking sites, including the waterwheel, Greystone Falls, and the Plymouth Congregational Church. Meet at the Historical Society at 12:45 for the bus tour. PREREGISTRATION BY MAY 3 IS REQUIRED. Call 860-584-4634 to reserve a seat on the bus.
Parking is available at the Historical Society. 11am -4pm- The Historical Society will be open to see the 1852 steam engine (it will be running), and an antique clock collection in addition to their other exhibits. Downtown Thomaston
10am -Stroll the sidewalks of downtown with reenactors in period clothing. 10am-5pm- artisans featuring colonial trades, such as potters, weavers, soapmakers, etc., musicians, Seth Thomas reenactor, sidewalk chalk painting in front of the Opera House, tours of the Bradstreet House (11am, 12pm,1pm, and 2pm), children's activities, steampunk exhibits, food vendors. The Thomaston Historical Society will also be open from 11am-3pm, located in the Town Hall. 11-12:30pm – Bus Tour of Thomaston's historic clockmaking sites. Meet at the First Congregational Church of Thomaston , 135 Main Street. The Thomaston bus tour is first come, first served. If you want to also go on the Plymouth bus tour, you can stay on the bus and it will bring you to the Plymouth Historical Society for the Plymouth bus tour. However, you must preregister for the Plymouth bus tour by calling 860-584-4634 by May 3. The bus will return to Thomaston after the Plymouth tour for those who began there. 3-4:30pm -Contradancing in front of Center School. "Contradancing" comes from the original "country dancing" and includes traditional reels and square dances. All moves are taught before each dance and walked through before the music starts. The caller will call out the moves as you progress through the dance. Very easy to learn, informal, and lots of fun!