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Silhouettes Fundraiser - Deborah O'Connor


Saturday, April 1 , 2017
10:00am - 4:00pm
Congregational Church

Back by popular demand, silhouette artist, Debra O'Connor of Rhode Island will once again hand-cut portraits of visitors. Cutting portraits, generally in profile, from black card became popular in the mid-18th century. Debra brings this specialized skill back to life in her portraits. What a great gift for a loved one for the spring holidays or Mother's Day. Reservations will be required. More details to follow. If interested, contact Cindy Glaberson at 203-270-1857 or email cglaberson@fastmail.fm.


Open House at the Matthew Curtiss House Museum


Sunday, April 9, 2017
12:00 - 4:00pm
Matthew Curtiss House

Step back in time with 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. From the birth of our country to the Age of Aquarius, when the society purchased it, returned it to its original state, and gave it its second life as a museum.


"The Life and Legacy of Marian Anderson" - Brigid Guertin


Monday, April 10, 2017
7:30pm
C.H. Booth Library

Brigid Guertin, the City Historian for Danbury, CT and the Executive Director of the Danbury Museum & Historical Society Authority will use images, songs and stories that offer thoughtful and descriptive details concerning the career and life of this amazing contralto and American cultural icon, Marian Anderson.


"Mariners Presentation: Building the First 'Steamship' in History" --
John Laurence Busch


Monday, May 8, 2017
7:30pm
C.H. Booth Library

Historian and author John Laurence Busch will attempt to re-calibrate your mind before showing why the proposition of making the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean on a "steamship" was met with a mixture of skepticism and fear. He then will show how Captain Moses Rogers addressed that skepticism and fear, by designing and building the first example of globalized high technology in history. The presentation is based upon his book, "STEAM COFFIN: Captain Moses Rogers and The Steamship Savannah Break the Barrier." His book will be available for sale after the presentation, and Mr. Busch will be available for book signings.


Open House at the Matthew Curtiss House Museum


Sunday, May 21, 2017
12:00-4:00pm
Matthew Curtiss House

Step back in time with 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. From the birth of our country to the Age of Aquarius, when the society purchased it, returned it to its original state, and gave it its second life as a museum.