BRADLEY-HUBBELL HOMESTEAD SOCIAL GATHERINGS
May 23rd, June 13th, July 11th, August 8th, September 12th, and October 13th, 6-8 PM
The Board of the Historical Society of Easton cordially invites you and your friends to our monthly informal social gatherings. Please bring your own beverages and hors d’oeuvres to share with the group. This is an opportunity for members of the community to come together and enjoy the Homestead property as well as socialize with new and old friends.
BRADLEY-HUBBELL HOMESTEAD AT THE EASTON FARM TOUR
August 16th, 10 AM-3 PM
The Bradley-Hubbell Homestead will again be a featured stop on this year’s 6th Annual Easton Farm Tour, presented by the Citizens for Easton. Please join us on August 16th from 10-3. Start at the Firehouse Green on Center Road to obtain a free map of farms on the tour to see Easton grown farm fresh food. Fun for the whole family! Visitors can enjoy the many farming delights that Easton has to offer and learn about where food comes from. At the Bradley-Hubbell Homestead activities we’ll highlight what it was like to work the land, grow and cook food, and maintain the farm in the 18th and 19th century. We hope to see you there!
TROUBADOUR AT THE BRADLEY-HUBBELL HOMESTEAD
Sunday, September 7th, 2-4 PM
Co-sponsored by Easton Parks & Recreation/Red Mango
535 Black Rock Turnpike
Enjoy a late summer afternoon overlooking the bountiful Bradley garden and the graceful Hemlock Reservoir with music, children’s crafts, farm demonstrations & refreshing treats.
Renowned Connecticut’s first “Official State Troubadour” Tom Callinan has composed an entertaining song about the Bradley’s family farming history which he plans on debuting at the social event. Tom will regale us with music from yesteryear including popular songs from the colonial and Revolutionary War. A 19th Century cider press will be featured in a demonstration showing how apples were pressed for the production of cider, a popular beverage especially during apple picking season. Children can visit the crafts table for hands-on fun creating a special memory of their afternoon at the Bradley-Hubbell Homestead.
Plus all can tickle their taste buds with refreshing nutritious and delicious treats courtesy of Red Mango of Fairfield, CT.
Fee: $5 per person, $20/family, Children under 5 free, Members Half Price
5th CONNECTICUT REGIMENT REVOLUTIONARY WAR ENCAMPMENT AND LIVING HISTORY DAY
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11th, 11AM – 4 PM (RAIN DATE: OCTOBER 18th)
BRADLEY-HUBBELL HOMESTEAD, 535 BLACK ROCK TURNPIKE
CO-SPONSORED BY EASTON PARKS AND RECREATION
The 5th Connecticut Volunteer Regiment will be encamped on the grounds of the Bradley-Hubbell Homestead on Saturday, October 11th for an unforgettable experience for you and your family. Come see, smell, hear, and touch history in a truly unique way.
Children and adults can drill with the regimental soldiers and watch as they fire their weapons. Practice loading and drilling with a Revolutionary War cannon. Learn about life at camp and on the home front from soldiers, surgeons, cooks, spies, and other colonial reenactors. There will even be a surprise attack by British marines!
The 5th Connecticut Volunteer Regiment is made up of local individuals that enjoy learning and teaching about the history of America. Members include men, women, and children from the surrounding areas that are dedicated to the creation of a living history experience for their community. By including women and children in the regiment, a broader representation of colonial life beyond the military is brought to each event.
This family friendly event will surely be fun for children and adults of all ages. We look forward to sharing this aspect of local history with you and hope you enjoy the hands-on approach to learning about the past. The cost for the event will be $5 per person, $20 per family, HSE members will receive half-price, and children under 5 will be admitted for free. For more information on the 5th Connecticut, please visit their website: www.5cr.org.