12/6 Annual Meeting for Members at the Adams Schoolhouse House from 5:30 – 6:00 PM
12/6 Adult Holiday BYOB Cocktail Party at the Adams School House from 6 – 8 pm - Open to the Public
12/8 Family Holiday Event at the Adams Schools House (1:00-3:30 PM)
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Historical Society of Easton
P.O. Box 121
Easton, Connecticut 06612
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.
The Life and Legacy of P.T. Barnum
Thursday, May 9 – Free Lecture – 11:00 am
The Community Room of the Easton Public Library, 691 Morehouse Road, Easton, CT
Kathy Maher, Executive Director/Curator of the Barnum Museum will be presenting a special program, The Life and Legacy of P. T. Barnum. Ms. Maher’s talk will explore the many sides of P. T. Barnum and bring his spirit back to life for attendees. Barnum’s name alone conjures up ideas of imagination and extravagance. Known to most of the world as the “Great American Showman”, Barnum did more than create shows of curiosities and oddities. He served the Bridgeport community as Mayor, an urban developer, educator, philanthropist and benefactor. P. T. Barnum embraced the dream of a truly democratic nation, and in doing so, inspired a place of opportunity, knowledge and wonder.
Vintage Baseball Game at Veteran’s Park
July 13th (rain date July 20th)
(366 Sport Hill Rd, Easton, CT – behind the Easton Community Center on the grounds with Helen Keller Middle School. Use the HKMS drive entrance.)
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. This group promotes living history by bringing the 19th Century to life through baseball events that use the rules, costumes, equipment, and culture of the 1860 to 1880’s. The games provide enjoyment for all ages. 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. Each game will follow different rules based on the many changes that occurred during the 19th Century as baseball was beginning to capture America’s imagination.
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.
This event is made possible by the generous support of Easton Parks and Recreation.