Newtown HIstorical Society Children's Day at the Little Red Schoolhouse

09/24/2017

7 Cold Spring Road, Newtown, CT Phone: 203-426-5937.

The Newtown Historical Society will host its annual Children's Day at the Little Red Schoolhouse on the grounds of Middle Gate School, 7 Cold Spring Road, on Sunday, September 24, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. A class will be held inside the schoolhouse along with craft activities, and if weather permits, outside activities will consist of such colonial games as Graces, Trundling a Hoop, Sack Races, and a Tug-of-War. Both the class and the games are aimed at children ages 5-10. The games will be set up on the lawn outside the Little Red Schoolhouse; in case of inclement weather the class and crafts, will be held but outdoor activities may be curtailed or canceled. Registration is required, at register@newtownhistory.org and a $3.00 materials fee will be collected at the schoolhouse.

Institute for American Indian Studies Heritage Walk

09/24/2017

38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT Phone: 860-868-0518.

1 pm. Free. Lucianne Lavin, Ph.D., Director Research & Collections leads a walk along the IAIS museum's trails and ends at our replicated 16th century Algonkian village. Glimpse into the history and culture of the local Pootatuck tribal peoples, learn about their medicinal plants, and hear of their community life and spirituality. Wear sturdy footwear. (1.5 hours, Moderate hike,< 1 mile)

Miranda Vineyard Open Mic

09/24/2017

42 Ives Rd, Goshen, CT Phone: 860-491-9906.

1:30-4:30 come join the fun.

Norfolk Library SLIDE TALK & BOOK SIGNING

09/24/2017

9 Greenwoods Rd. East, Norfolk, CT Phone: (860) 542-5075.

4-5 pm. EMERY ROTH II: FINDING BRASS VALLEY, A PLACE IN TIME THAT HAS ALMOST VANISHED

Haight Brown Vineyard Music

09/24/2017

29 Chestnut Hill Rd., Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4045.

September 24, 2017 2:00 pm - 5 pm ~ Jeannie Murphy

Watertown HARVEST CRUZE CAR SHOW

09/24/2017

27 Siemon Company Dr., Watertown, CT

12:00pm – 5:00pm Raindate: Sunday, October 1st Where: Siemon Business Park, 27 Siemon Company Drive, Watertown, CT
Rules: Any year welcome Good Stuff: 23 Class Trophies, Giveaways, Raffles, Music, Food & Fun! Admission: Show Cars: $10.00 each. Free admission for spectators. Info: 1st 50 Cars get a free t-shirt All car clubs are welcome.

Housatonic Heritage Walks - WALKING TOUR AT THE SALISBURY LAND TRUST’S SYCAMORE FIELD

09/24/2017

Rte. 7 and Rte. 112, Salisbury, CT

10 am - 11:30 am. Sycamore Field is a beautiful field that borders the Housatonic River and Rt 7. Join Lynn Meehan, from the Salisbury Land Trust, for a walk along the edge of the field to the river and hear about the flora and fauna, the history of the area and about the Housatonic River. 1 mile–1 hour Meet at the site, located on Rt 7, about 0.5 mile south of the intersection of Rts 7 & 112 (which is just south of Housatonic Valley Regional High School).

Housatonic Heritage Walks - STEP BACK IN TIME: NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE WALK AT THE INSTITUTE FOR AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES

09/24/2017

38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT

1-2 pm. Archaeologist, Dr. Lucianne Lavin will lead a walk along the museum's trails and end at a replicated 16th century Algonkian village. Glimpse into the history and culture of the local Pootatuck tribal peoples, learn about their medicinal plants, and hear of their community life and spirituality. Wear sturdy footwear. NOTE–Does not include a tour of the museum interior, which, for a fee, can be arranged before or after the free Heritage Walk. 1 hour– < 1 mile To register– general@iaismuseum.org or call 860-868-0518 Drive on Rt 67 towards Roxbury. Turn onto Rt 199 and follow for 2 miles, then turn onto Curtis Road and drive to the end. IAIS is the last driveway on the right. Meet inside the gift shop.

Housatonic Heritage Walks - BRASS VALLEY–THE FALL OF AN AMERICAN INDUSTRY–SLIDE & TALK PRESENTATION

09/24/2017

13 Village Green, Norfolk, CT Phone: 860-542-5075.

4-5 pm. Join the Norfolk Historical Society's "walk through history" presentation at the Norfolk Library. In this slide show, Emery Roth, author of "Brass Valley: The Fall of an American Industry", will introduce you to the Naugatuck River's brass valley. The story begins in 1802, when two metalworking families joined forces to manufacture brass. Business soared during the War of 1812. As large-scale brass manufacturing grew, mill towns along the river, such as Torrington and Waterbury, developed into thriving cultural centers. Vibrant photos and moving poetry relate the region's legendary industrial history and ponder its legacy. 1 hour To register– 860-542-5075 Meet at the Norfolk Library at 13 Village Green

Housatonic Heritage Walks - CANNON AT 20 PACES! THE RISE AND FALL OF THE AMES IRON WORKS

09/24/2017

Housatonic River Road, Falls Village, CT

11 am - 12 pm. Contrast a shaded walk along a flat trail beside the Housatonic River with the smoky history of the same land. Lou Bucceri, from the Salisbury Association Historical Society, will share the history about the factory and the people that produced the most powerful cannon of the Civil War. Learn how the cannon destroyed no Confederate targets, but only the man and company who created it. 1 hour–0.5 mile From the Rt 7 & Rt 112 junction in Falls Village–Drive west on Rt 112 to Dugway Road (opposite the Outfield Entrance to Lime Rock Park), turn right and follow Dugway Rd. for 2 miles. At iron bridge, turn left, then immediately turn right onto Housatonic River Rd. Drive 0.5 mile to parking lot for Falls Village Dam boat launch. OR from Rt 44, turn onto Housatonic River Road.