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"Women's Work in WWII", John Cilio


Monday, Feb 9, 2015
7:30 pm
C.H. Booth Library
25 Main St., Newtown, CT

John Cilio, author and historical presenter will tell the epic story of an era when American men went off to war and the women remained behind to care for families and fill the enormous gap left by the soldiers. His talk will question what contemporary women's options would be if our nation had not experienced the conditions that unlocked so many new opportunities.


"From Bonnets to Bell Bottoms", Karen DePauw


Monday, Mar 9, 2015
7:30 pm
C.H. Booth Library
25 Main St., Newtown, CT

Karen DePauw, a Research & Collections Associate at the CT Historical Society, will help you recall the clothing of your ancestors, your parents, and your own fashion choices as she takes you on this trip through over 100 years of fashion. You can even contribute to the discussion by bringing a favorite garment and sharing your memories.


Open House and Colonial Dancing


Sunday, Mar 15, 2015
12:00 - 4:00 pm
Matthew Curtiss House
44 Main St., Newtown, CT

Come dance with us as Patricia Campbell, a Dance Caller, accompanied by Fran Hendrickson on keyboards, conducts three sessions to include an introduction and instruction. Each lasting 45 minutes and limited to 20 participants. Event is free, but registration is required by e-mailing bkwilsonhistory@yahoo.com. Please indicate which session you would like to attend (12:30, 1:30, or 2:30). Appropriate for ages 8 and up.


The Southbury Bund


Monday, April 13th
7:30 pm
C.H. Booth Library
25 Main St., Newtown, CT

The Scot Sniffen film "Home of the Brave: When Southbury Said No to the Nazis" will be viewed. The film explores the attempt by American Nazis to set up a Nazi bund right in Southbury. They had the land and were proceeding when a number of churchmen and others in Southbury became alarmed and set up a group to see that the Bund never happened. It is quite an arresting story with some genuine heroes. On hand to introduce the film and answer questions will be Rev. Shannon Wall of the South Britain Congregational Church, Rev. Walter Pittman of the Southbury United Church of Christ, and Rabbi Eric Polokoff of B'nai Israel.

Present to introduce the program and to answer questions at the end will be Rev. Shannon Wall from the South Britain Congregational Church, Rev. Walter Pittman from the UCC Church in Southbury and Rabbi Eric Polokoff from B'nai Israel.


Open House and Victorian Block Building


Sunday, Apr 26, 2015
12:00 - 4:00pm
Matthew Curtiss House
44 Main St., Newtown, CT

Ever wonder what children used before Legos? Well join us for a fun filled afternoon of block building Victorian style. The society has recently acquired a set of Richter Stone Blocks which in its day rivaled Lego Building Blocks, complete with starter kits, supplemental sets, and instructions on how to build certain models within a series.


Open House and Marble Making Demonstration


Sunday, June 14, 2015
12:00 - 4:00 pm
Matthew Curtiss House
44 Main St., Newtown, CT

Whether you used to play, do play, or wish you knew how to play marbles, please join us as Thomas Kingsley, of Kingsley Marbles, demonstrates how he makes collector quality marbles. Then join us for a game or two.

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