Torrington Historical Society Dedication of Pryce Lewis Headstone

06/14/2014

CEnter Cemetery, Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-482-8260.

On JUNE 14, 2014 at 11AM--Dedication of the Pryce Lewis headstone in Center Cemetery, Torrington CT. Sponsored by the CT Civil War Round Table A special event to dedicate a new gravestone on the unmarked grave of the Union Civil War spy, Pryce Lewis. Pryce Lewis was born and raised in the small town of Newtown, Wales. In 1856 he decided to seek his fortune in America. Here he resided with his brother George in Torrington, Connecticut. At the start of the American Civil War Lewis became an operative for Allen Pinkerton.  In this capacity, he was extremely helpful to the Union Army with numerous spying missions in the South. After the war, Lewis was never eligible to collect a pension as he was not an American Citizen and he had never joined the Union Army. In his old age, finding himself penniless and despondent he jumped from New York's World Building in 1911.  His Connecticut nephews claimed the body and he was buried in an unmarked grave in Center Cemetery next to his brother George. In 2009, long-time living historian, Willi Runk, portrayed Pryce Lewis at Torrington's Lincoln Bicentennial Celebration. Willie's wish was for Pryce Lewis to have a grave maker. Upon Willi's untimely death, the Connecticut Civil War Round Table undertook the Pryce Lewis headstone project in Willi's memory.  Thanks to many donations the goal has been reached and the dedication will take place on June 14, 2014 in Center Cemetery. All are welcome.

Celebrate CT Open House Day at Sunset Meadow Vineyards.

06/14/2014

599 Old Middle Street, Rte. 63, Goshen, CT Phone: 860 201-4654.

Saturday, June 14th   Celebrate CT Open House Day at Sunset Meadow Vineyards.  Free Tours with winemaker of our Production and Barrel Rooms at 3:00 pm.

Outdoor Art Festival on the Village Green, New Milford

06/14/2014 to 06/15/2014

New Milford Green, New Milford, CT Phone: 860-354-2550.

The  19th annual New Milford Outdoor Art Festival will be held on the Vilage Green in New Milford June 14 and 15, 2014. This year the festival will be sponsored by the New Milford Historical Society and Museum.  Artists interested in participating may fill out an application and submit the $125 fee.  Professional artists from all over the Eastern United States will be displaying their works for sale on the Village Green in New Milford.  Choose from oils, watercolors, pastels, mixed media, photography and sculpture in many different styles. Also this year crafters will be added to the event. Food available.  Hours: Saturday 10-6PM and Sunday Noon to 5PM. Admission: Free, Rain or shine.

Keeler Tavern - Open House Day

06/14/2014

132 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-5485.

On Saturday noon to 4 p.m.  Come for a free, docent-led tour of our main building! Several rooms have been reinterpreted to provide you with a more comprehensive look at the three centuries of history made here. Learn more about everyone who lived here, from Benjamin Hoyt who built the first structure on the property in 1713 to architect Cass Gilbert who, with his wife Julia Finch Gilbert, owned the “Cannonball House” for the 1st half of the 20th-century. - See more at: http://keelertavernmuseum.org/events

White Memorial Exploring Topsmead with Gerri Griswold

06/14/2014

80 Whitehall Rd., Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-0857.

Topsmead State Forest is the former summer estate of Miss Edith Morton Chase, daughter of Henry Sabin Chase and Alice Morton Chase. Henry Sabin Chase was the first President of Chase Brass and Copper Company in Waterbury. Chase Brass was one of the leaders in the brass industry when Waterbury was the Brass Capital of the world. Pack a picnic! Meet Gerri Griswold at Topsmead at 11:30 A.M.. House tour: 12:00 P.M. We'll wander the property after the tour! For directions visit: www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp FREE...Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center's programming expenses.

Music Mountain--85th Season Twilight Concert--Falls Village

06/14/2014

Off Route 7, Falls Village, CT 06031. Phone: 860-824-7126.

On Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 6:30PM the Twilight Concerts Series begins featuring the West Point Alumni Glee Club.  Hear this great Glee Club of West Point Alumni from Captains to Generals, who have served our country.  An inspiring and unique event. Check the website for further information.

Norfolk Chamber Music Festival--Yale Summer School of Music Presents Swing Into Summer

06/14/2014

Rtes 44 & 272, Norfolk, CT 06058. Phone: 860-542-3000.

On Saturday, June 14, 8:00pm--Swing into Summer! Celebrate the opening of Norfolk's 2014 Summer Season with swing-era music and dancing in the Shed. To honor the Norfolk Festival's Patroness, Ellen Battell Stoeckel, on the 75th anniversary of her death we are featuring a program of music popular in her time, performed by the outstanding Flipside Big Band under the direction of Yale Band Director, Thomas Duffy. Join us for this glamorous evening of familiar swing music. We will again transform the Music Shed into a ballroom with tables for seating and dancing up front, and with standard seating throughout the rest of the hall. Patrons purchasing Table Seats and Section A seats receive invitation to dinner in a Norfolk patron's home prior to the concert. Table Patrons will also have complimentary wine & hors d'oeuvres at the concert. Check the website for further information.

H.O.R.S.E - Showing - Washington

06/14/2014

43 Wilbur Road,, Washington, CT Phone: 860-868-1960.

H.O.R.S.E. Showing- Saturday June 14, 2014. 2PM- 4PMl. Come and see our horses in hand and under saddle.

New England Carousel Museum - Family Sunday's: Father's Day

06/15/2014

92 Riverside Ave., Rte. 72, Bristol, CT Phone: 860-585-5411.

Sunday 2pm-4pm - Father's Day Carving. Most of the antique carousel animals in our museum were carved by hand out of wood. We will read a story about a father who carved animals that were inspired by his family, and then we will learn the art of carving to create our very own hand-carved animals using popsicle sticks and soap!  $5.00 per child, $6.00 per adult, members and children under 1 free. Fathers are half off. All admissions include a free ride on our working carousel. FREE TO ALL RESIDENTS OF WATERBURY
Thanks to a grant from Thomaston Savings Bank!

Jerram Winery - Fathers Day

06/15/2014

535 Town Hill Road (Rte 219), New Hartford, CT Phone: 860.379.8749.

This Fathers Day, all fathers and grandfathers taste our wine for free! Come bring the family and celebrate the day at Jerram Winery.