Litchfield Historical Society Program: Connecticut's Most Patriotic Families

01/18/2015

South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4501.

Author Mark Allen Baker will be at the Litchfield Historical Society on Sunday, January 18 at 3:00 pm to discuss his new book Connecticut Families of the Revolution: American Forebears from Burr to Wolcott. Baker's research provides a look at the way prominent families were involved in the Revolutionary War, as well as how it impacted their lives. A few of Litchfield's most well-known residents will be featured during this lecture. Copies of his book will be available to purchase at the event. This lecture is free for members and $5 for non-members. Space is limited. Registration is required. Payment is required at time of registration.

Indian Rock Nature Preserve - Bread Making Class Presented by: Brenda Antuna, Chef and Owner Martino's Italian Market and Restaurant

01/18/2015

501 Woldcott Rd., Bristol, CT Phone: 860-583-1234.

Fuller F. Barnes Building - Upper Parking Lot - Class location. Sunday, 1 - 4 p.m. Arrive 15 minutes early.  Membes $30.  Non-Member $40.  Call to register.  Weather date change:  Sunday, 1/25/15. Presented by: Brenda Antuna, Chef and Owner Martino's Italian Market and Restaurant Homemade bread….  The perfect accompaniment to soups, stews, and braises that warm our family and friends during the winter months. In this hands-on cooking class, we will discuss the differences between dry and fresh yeast.  You will learn to proof yeast and mix yeast dough.  Using the dough, you will learn how to shape and bake breads and rolls.   You will leave equipped with the knowledge and techniques that you too can be an accomplished bread maker.


Kent Historical Society -Sunday Series: The Other Witch Hunt: a talk by the Connecticut State Historian

01/18/2015

Kent Town Hall, off Main Street, Rte. 7, Kent, CT Phone: 860-927-4587.

Walt Woodward , the state historian, will speak on Sunday, at 2:00 PM at the Kent Town Hall.  Kent, to host Walt Woodard, state historian, on “New England's Other Witch Hunt” focusing on the Connecticut witch hunts during the 1660s.  Free but donations welcomed, see www.kenthistoricalsociety.org

Litchfield Historical Society Museum - Lecture: Connecticut Families of the Revolution

01/18/2015

Corner of East & South St., Rte. 63, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4501 .

3 p.m. Author Mark Baker will be at the Historical Society to discuss his new book Connecticut Families of the Revolution: American Forebears from Burr to Wolcott. Many of the Revolution's prominent families hailed from the Nutmeg State, and Baker explores the experience of the women and men who fought and preserved life on the homefront during this conflict. Free for members; $5 for non-members. Yes, email registration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org.

Native Soles; Moccasin making workshop

01/18/2015 to 01/18/2015

38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-0518.

Traditional Native American clothing varied widely from tribe to tribe, but one nearly universal element was the moccasin.  The word moccasin comes from the Algonkian word meaning shoe or footwear. These sturdy slipper-shaped types of shoes were sewn from tanned animal hides.  Join Darlene Kascak, Schaghticoke, and make your own sized classic-style, center seam adult moccasin.

Registration & payment (non-refundable) required by January 15th.

$60; $50 IAIS Members.

*snow date: Sunday, January 25th

 

Litchfield Historical Society Museum - Leather Apron Book Club: Calico Captive

01/21/2015

Corner of East & South St., Rte. 63, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4501.

3:30 - 5 p.m. Join us as we read Elizabeth George Speare's classic novel about the French and Indian War, Calico Captive. Set in 1750s New Hampshire, the book tells the story of a young woman held captive on a harrowing march north. Following a discussion of the novel, we'll play games or make a craft relating to the story. Register by January 9th to get a copy of the book! Ages 8+ $10 for members; $15 for non-members.  To register  email registration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org.

Litchfield History Museum - Leather Apron Book Club - Reading of Calico Captive, by Elizabeth George Speare

01/21/2015

Corner of East & South St., Rte. 63, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4501.

Leather Apron Book Club returns in 2015 on Wednesday, January 21 with a reading of Calico Captive, by Elizabeth George Speare. This novel is set in the 1750s, during the French and Indian War. Young Miriam Williard is captured during an Indian raid on her quiet town of Charlestown, New Hampshire. Based on an actual narrative diary published in 1807, Calico Captive tells the story of Miriam’s experience with the war as she walks to Canada with the others in her captive group. Pre-register by January 9th to receive a copy of the book.

Gunn Historical Museum Hosts Fireside Chats -- Washington, CT

01/22/2015

5 Wykeham Rd., Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-7756.

Fireside Chats   Friday, January 22, 2015 at 5:30 pm at the Mayflower Grace Hotel. The topic of discussion will be The Van Sinderen Family and the Mayflower. Registration required through the Mayflower Grace. Sponsored by Gunn Historical Museum.
 

Warner Theatre Presents Big Screen Movie: Dirty Dancing--Torrington

01/22/2015

68 Main St., Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-489-7180.

On Friday, January 22 the Warner Theatre will show the classic 1987 American romance drama DIRTY DANCING at 7:00 pm on the Warner's 50 foot screen. Join us for an evening of dance, music and unforgettable movie quotes! In the summer of 1963, innocent 17-year-old Baby (Jennifer Grey) vacations with her parents at a Catskills resort. One evening she is drawn to the staff quarters by stirring rock 'n' roll music.

Oliver Wolcott Library Hosts Kenn Morr Band Concert--Litchfield

01/22/2015

160 South St., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-8030.

On January 22, 2015 at 7Pm at the Oliver Wolcott Library the Kenn Morr Band will perform in concert.  Admission is free and the public is invited.  An original folk/rock/Americana act, the Kenn Morr Band features three-part harmony and acoustic music driven by guitar, mandolin, violin, accordion, bouzouki, bass and drums.  Call to reserve a seat.