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Open House at the Matthew Curtiss House Museum

Sunday, Dec 4, 2016
12:00pm - 4:00 pm
Matthew Curtiss House Museum

The Matthew Curtiss House Museum will be decorated for the holidays. Step back in time with costumed docents for a tour of Newtown’s very own house museum. Being built in the mid-1700s, the house witnessed, as a private residence, more than 250 years of Newtown’s history.

Member’s Holiday Cocktail Party

Sunday, Dec 4, 2016
4:30 pm
Matthew Curtiss House Museum

Feel free to bring your spouse or significant other for some good conversation and holiday cheer. The more the merrier! Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share. Finger food is preferred.

“Newtown’s Mills and Other Industries: Why We Missed the Industrial Revolution”, Dan Cruson

Monday, Jan 9, 2017
C.H. Booth Library

Early Newtown like all of its neighbors supported a wide range of mills and other support industries which supported local subsistence agriculture. By the early 20th century towns such as Bethel, Danbury, Shelton, and Bridgeport became fully industrialized cities. Newtown did not become industrialized although it had all of the necessary preconditions to do so. Dan Cruson, Newtown’s Town Historian, will explain what those preconditions were and why the revolution was aborted.