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9. Thomaston's Centerpiece -The Thomaston Opera House

At the junction of Rte. 109 and Rte. 6, take Rte. 6 east to Thomaston, the original home of the Seth Thomas Clock Company, whose founder, Seth Thomas, transformed the town from a farming community to a thriving industrial area with his clock factory in 1813.

Located in Town Hall, the Thomaston Historical Society Museum (by appt. 860- 283-2159) displays farm tools, clothing, home furnishings, and antique clocks.

The centerpiece of town is the elegant Thomaston Opera House built in 1884. Today, it serves as a cultural and recreational center and is the home of a popular regional based theater that presents performances year-round.