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Torrington Historical Society--With the help of members of Tom Hanford's mask workshop on October 10th--The theme of the mask-making workshop on October 10th is based on the song “Frog, He Would a Wooing Go”, which is part of Mr. Hanford’s program “In the Good Old Colony Days”. This program, which will be performed on October 17th, explores 18th century life in Torrington and Connecticut as revealed in songs and stories of the time. The themes of Mr. Hanford’s show are trades and professions, children, and courting. “Frog, He Would a Wooing Go”, a song about a frog and mouse that fall in love, has been around in one form or another since 1549 and in all likelihood, was known to Torrington’s early settlers. The song is the grand finale of the October 17th show and will be performed by Mr. Hanford with volunteers from the audience using colorful masks to play the parts of Frog, Miss Mousie, Uncle Rat, Big Tom Cat and all of the animals in the wedding party. Come and enjoy the show.