Open House at The Bradley-Hubbell Homestead – Sunday, September 22, 2013

Autumn Open House And Spool Knitting Craft For Kids

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9/22/13

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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Step into Easton’s past as we celebrate autumn with a special Open House at the Bradley-Hubbell Homestead.

Lisa Burghardt, an Easton resident, will demonstrate spool knitting and lead children of all ages to create bracelets and potholders using this easy to use knitting tool.  The barn will be open with docent Harry Audley showing a treasure trove of antique farm tools and describing their various uses critical to farmers in centuries past. At the barn, children can draw water from a hand pump and grind corn into meal as part on this hands-on experience.   Docents will be available for tours of the house and you are welcome to stroll through the garden and grounds of the Homestead overlooking the Aspetuck Reservoir.

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Bradley-Hubbell Homestead August BYOB – Friday, August 16, 2013 – 5:00PM

bhhbyobaugfinalWe had a great turnout with almost 40 people and a fine time at the July event despite the 90 degree weather.  This Friday promises to bring us lovely weather.

Here’s a photo of some of the folks enjoying the porch with a gorgeous view of the reservoir.

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Easton Farm Tour – Saturday, August 10

Join us! Easton Farm Tour kicks off at the Easton Firehouse Green on Saturday, August 10, 2013!

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Event:                  5th Annual Easton Farm Tour

Dates:                  August 10, 2013

Times:                  10 am – 3pm

Location:             Start your self-guided tour at the Easton Firehouse Green, 1 Center Road, Easton, CT

Admission:          FREE

More info:          http://citizensforeaston.org/the-easton-farm-tour/

Join us for the 5th Annual Easton Farm Tour – Saturday, August 10, from 10am to 3pm. This celebration of Easton, a local farming community within Fairfield County CT, is a self-guided tour of Easton farms.  This free event begins at the Easton Firehouse Green, One Center Road, Easton, Connecticut. Here visitors check in and pick up an event map and pass to events and incentives offered by farmers and community organizations at the different locations throughout day.

Fun for the whole family! Come and enjoy the many farming delights that Easton has to offer and learn where your food comes from. Enjoy tastings, hayrides, pony rides, living history with 18th and 19th century farm house living and cooking demonstrations, old-time fun and games, petting zoo,  greenhouse tours, fruit  and vegetables fresh from the farm, and pick your own activities.

Visit the over 10 Easton farm locations participating in this year’s tour.  Discover the opportunities to shop in Easton year-round for your season agricultural products and services, including fresh veggies, fruit, honey, eggs, mulch, herbs, meat, flowers, rare and unusual orchids, Christmas trees, horseback riding, educational events, or classes on animal husbandry and healthy eating. Learn about 18th and 19th century farm life and experience Revolutionary War food preparation from the Easton Historical Society at the Historic Bradley-Hubbell House Farm where docents in period clothing will be conducting live demonstrations throughout the day.

Citizens For Easton, event sponsor, invites you to come on back to the green throughout the afternoon to enjoy food and entertainment on the green and visit with some of the Easton organizations who support our Easton farmers and farmland preservation.  Skinny Pines – an Easton-based purveyor of wood-fired pizzas – will be on site with their mobile wood-fired oven selling pizzas, Dan Tressler’s String Fingers Band   will be performing live music, and the Easton Community Center will engage you in some old-time fun and games.  Learn about  preserving and storing the produce from local farms and how to “grow your own” at the UConn Master Gardener booth.  Visit with the Easton Public Library and pick up your copy of the Easton Farm Tour reading list. Learn about farming initiatives on town land from the Easton Agricultural Commission. Learn how The Aspetuck Land Trust is a friend to agriculture and devoted to preserving open space and natural resources in Easton, Fairfield, Weston and Westport and learn about the 34-acre Randall’s Farm Nature Preserve, once a dairy farm, now open in Easton.

This is truly a community event in celebration of farming in Easton – past, present, and future. So, come and meet us at the green, have lunch, listen to music and visit our farms. FREE – donations welcome. For more information visit the Easton Farm Tour Website at:  http://citizensforeaston.org/the-easton-farm-tour/  or contact us by email atfarmtour@citizensforeaston.org   

The Historical Society of Easton

P.O. Box 121

Easton, Connecticut 06612

203-581-0850

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Monthly Bradley-Hubbell Homestead Open House and Cocktail Party

 

 

 

For this month’s event Hors d Oeuvres are compliments of Martel Restaurant, Southport.

We had a nice time last month.  Come join us on Friday.

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CELEBRATE THE GRAND OLD GAME – A Living History Event

The Historical Society of Easton and Easton’s Department of Parks and Recreation welcome you to a wonderful summer day celebrating the national pastime with vintage baseball games on the field at Veteran’s Park,  366 Sport Hill Road, Easton, CT on Saturday July 13th(Rain date: July 20th).

The Friends of Vintage Baseball, a reenactment group, will hold two exhibition games in Easton on the field behind the Easton Community Center for all to enjoy. To reach Veteran’s Park, enter the Helen Keller Middle School driveway and take a left at the wooden sign for the Easton Community Center and Veteran’s Park.  The Friends of Vintage Baseball promote living history by bringing the 19th Century to life through baseball events using the rules, costumes, and equipment of the 1860 to 1880’s.

The games provide enjoyment for all ages. Between games, children will be invited onto the field to

participate with The Friends of Vintage Baseball ball players and learn the rules of the 19th Century

baseball game. The first game starts at 11:00 AM and the second will follow at approximately 12:30 PM.

Each game will follow different rules based on the many changes that occurred during the 19th

Century as baseball began capturing America’s imagination. Play Ball!!!

Admission fees:  Adults and Children over 5 years old: $ 5.00    Families of 4 or more: $20.00                 Children under 5: Free

Since seating is limited at the ball fields bring lawn chairs for your comfort. There are concession stands, rest room facilities, and handicapped parking available at Veteran’s Park.

Why not join us for a special summer day enjoying the grand old game and learning more about our national pastime.

For additional information please call the Historical Society of Easton at (203) 581-0850 or email: hseastonct@gmail.com. Website: http://historicalsocietyofeastonct.org

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Bradley-Hubbell House BYOB party – June 28, 5 – 8 pm

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Calendar of Scheduled Historical Society Events

We have a wonderful slate of events coming up in the next months.  Visit the page Upcoming Events to see a full slate of scheduled events and a brief write up on each one, and stay tuned to the website for more announcements of events sponsored by The Historical Society of Easton, CT.

Next up: Friday, July 19, a BYOB Cocktail Party at The Bradley-Hubbell Homestead, 5 – 8 pm .  Bring whatever you like to drink and some kind of nibbles or hors d’ouvres.  This is the second of these events this summer.  Those who attended the first one on June 28 had a fun time.  See you there.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Revised Information about the Vintage Baseball Games coming up on Saturday, July 13.

CELEBRATE THE GRAND OLD GAME – A Living History Even

The Historical Society of Easton and Easton’s Department of Parks and Recreation welcome you to a wonderful summer day celebrating the national pastime with vintage baseball games on the field at Veteran’s Park,  366 Sport Hill Road, Easton, CT on Saturday July 13th(Rain date: July 20th).

The Friends of Vintage Baseball, a reenactment group, will hold two exhibition games in Easton on the field behind the Easton Community Center for all to enjoy. To reach Veteran’s Park, enter the Helen Keller Middle School driveway and take a left at the wooden sign for the Easton Community Center and Veteran’s Park.  The Friends of Vintage Baseball promote living history by bringing the 19th Century to life through baseball events using the rules, costumes, and equipment of the 1860 to 1880’s.

The games provide enjoyment for all ages. Between games, children will be invited onto the field to

participate with The Friends of Vintage Baseball ball players and learn the rules of the 19th Century

baseball game. The first game starts at 11:00 AM and the second will follow at approximately 12:30 PM.

Each game will follow different rules based on the many changes that occurred during the 19th

Century as baseball began capturing America’s imagination. Play Ball!!!

Admission fees:  Adults and Children over 5 years old: $ 5.00    Families of 4 or more: $20.00                 Children under 5: Free

Since seating is limited at the ball fields bring lawn chairs for your comfort. There are concession stands, rest room facilities, and handicapped parking available at Veteran’s Park.

Why not join us for a special summer day enjoying the grand old game and learning more about our national pastime.

For Veterans Fields the address is 360 Sport HIll Road in the Helen Keller Middle School Complex.  Enter the driveway and drive past the middle school by bearing left.  Parking is on the right hand side with handicapped parking next to the fields at the bottom of the driveway.

For additional information please call the Historical Society of Easton at (203) 261-2090 or email: hseastonct@gmail.com. Website: http://historicalsocietyofeastonct.org

  • Thursday, May 9th, 11 AM; Easton Public Library Community Room

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“The Life and Legacy of P. T. Barnum”

by Kathy Maher, Executive Director/Curator of the Barnum Museum

 Step back in time with the Historical Society of Easton who is delighted to host Kathy Maher, the Executive Director and Curator of the Barnum Museum in Bridgeport for a special program, “The Life and Legacy of P.T. Barnum” on Thursday, May 9th at 11 AM in the Community Room at the Easton Public Library.

Ms. Maher’s presentation will explore the multi-faceted P.T. Barnum – businessman, entertainer, philanthropist and politician – and bring his spirit back to life. His name alone conjures up the imagination with ideas both spectacular and extravagant. Known world-wide as the “Great American Showman”, Barnum accomplished far more than create shows of curiosities and oddities. P.T. Barnum served the Bridgeport community as Mayor, was instrumental in founding Bridgeport Hospital working as its first president plus contributing as an urban developer, educator, philanthropist and benefactor. He embraced the idea of a truly democratic nation and in doing so inspired a place of opportunity, knowledge, and wonder.

So learn more about this Connecticut showman and join the Historical Society of Easton for Kathy Maher’s insightful lecture on Thursday, May 9th at 11 AM at the Easton Public Library, 691 Morehouse Road, Easton.

 Free Lecture

  • March 16 – Civil War Lecture next Saturday, at The Easton Public Library ( 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm).

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  • March 27 – April 30.  Meteorite Exhibit in Easton Public Library

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On the morning of February 15, 2013 residents of Chelyabinsk, Russia and neighboring towns were startled by a meteor  which streaked overhead, then exploded spectacularly, shattering windows, damaging buildings, injuring hundreds, and raining down celestial debris.  In an age of cellphone cameras and the internet, news of this remarkable event spread around the world within minutes.

A little over two hundred years earlier, and halfway around the world, a similar event took place in the skies above New England.  In the early morning hours of December 14, 1807 the peaceful rural quiet was shattered by a passing meteor exploding over the eastern part of Weston, Connecticut, an area which would in 1845 become Easton.  There were several eyewitnesses, but at a time when news travelled by horse and foot their story took days and weeks to reach the outside world.  Over the next two centuries, despite its importance as the first recorded fall of a meteorite in North America, the Weston Meteorite’s location became lost in confusion and rumor.

The Historical Society of Easton will present an exhibit at the Easton Public Library (691 Morehouse Road, Easton, CT) from March 27-April 30, during library hours, describing the results of research to re-discover the actual fall sites of the Weston Meteorite and ultimately correct its location in the scientific literature.

  • April 6 - In celebration of 150th Anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and a tribute to Black History Month, the Historical Society of Easton will host a lecture about the rocky path to emancipation. Event to be held at The Community Room of the Easton Public Library, 691 Morehouse Rd., 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm.

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  • July 13th (rain date July 20th)

Vintage Baseball Game at Veteran’s Park

(366 Sport Hill Rd, Easton, CT – behind The Easton Community Center on the grounds of Helen Keller Middle School. – Use the HKMS drive entrance, directly across from Sherwood Farm, about 2 miles north of Merritt Pkwy exit 46 on Sport Hill Road aka Ct Rt. 59.)

The Friends of Vintage Baseball, a reenactment group, will hold two exhibition games in Easton on the field behind the Easton Community Center for all to enjoy. Between the games, children will be invited onto the field to learn the rules of the 19thCentury baseball game.

The first game starts at 11:00 AM and the second will follow at 12:30 PM.

Admission fees:  Adults and Children over 5 years old: $ 5.00, Families of 4 or more: $20.00, Children under 5: Free.

There are concessions, rest rooms, and handicapped parking available.

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This event is made possible by the generous support of Easton Parks and Recreation.

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