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2015 - 2016 EVENTS

For more information: www.simsburyhistory.org or call (860) 658-2500

Ellsworth Visitor Center is located at 10 Phelps Lane
Phelps Tavern and Homestead is located at 800 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury Public Library is located at 725 Hopmeadow Street

** The Simsbury Historical Society will be closed from: **
December 18, 2016 to January 5, 2017

Sat. Sept. 17, 2016
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Phelps Tavern

Simsbury Tea Room
Drop in with friends for delightful afternoon tea in the new Simsbury Tea Room in the rear of the historic Phelps Tavern. A veriety of teas and tasty baked goods will be available.

Special price: $10/person

Sun. Sept. 18, 2016
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ellsworth Visitor Center

"Memories of Weatogue and Beyond" Reception and book launch.
A group of current and former Weatogue residents have written their reminisces of the people and place in Weatogue when they growing up and earlier. Their stories are both entertaining and informative. The publication will be available for sale at the reception.

Free

Sat. Sept 24, 2016
10:00am to 4:00pm
Phelps Tavern Lawn
Raindate: Sun. Sept. 25

Make A Scarecrow Event for the entire Family
First Scarecrow costs $15.00. Additional scarecrows $10.00 each.
Families are invited to build their own scarecrow to take home using frames, straw and clothing provided by the Historical Society.

Sat. Oct 22, 2016
7:00pm
Meetinghouse

Music in the Meetinghouse
Rising classical guitarist Jaclyn Jones will be playing a selection of works by Bach, Torroba, Pujol Mertz and others.

Admission is free with donations suggested.

Sun. Oct 23, 2016
2:00pm
Ellsworth Visitor Center

“Connecticut Valley Tobacco” book signing talk
Author and Director of the Connecticut Valley Tobacco Museum, Brianna Dunlap, will give a book signing talk about her new book on the long and vivid history of tobacco growing in the Connecticut Valley. Books will be available for sale.

Free

Sun. Nov 6, 2016
2:00pm
Ellsworth Visitor Center

“House Talks”
Own an older home? Want to learn about preservation options? Co-sponsored by the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation
More details to come.

Wed. Nov 16, 2016
6:30pm Business Meeting
7:15pm Program begins
Ellsworth Visitor Center

SHS Annual Meeting - 6:30pm
“To Ends All Wars: Songs of the First World War” - 7:15 pm

Rick Spencer and Dawn Indermuehle will perform period songs, some well-known, others more obscure, along with a discussion of the issues, events and personalities of the War.

Fri. Nov 25, 2016
10:00am – 5:00pm
Phelps Homestead

Simsbury Holiday Market Opening Weekend
An outdoors Holiday Market similar to the European Christmas Markets will feature handmade items like jewelry, crafts, art, functional pottery, clothing and holiday themed gifts. Food trucks will add to the festival environment. A new Simsbury Holiday tradition.

More info at simsburyholidaymarket.com
Free

Sat. Nov 26, 2016
11:00am – 7:00pm
Phelps Homestead

Simsbury Holiday Market Opening Weekend
Simsbury Holiday Market and Holiday Village Opening Weekend More info at simsburyholidaymarket.com.
Free although some activities have a separate fee.

Sat. Nov 26, 2016
4:30am – 7:00pm
Phelps Homestead and Barn
Meetinghouse

Simsbury Celebrates
Toymaker’s workshop in the Phelps Barn and Nutcracker dancers in the Meetinghouse Visit the Holiday Market.
Free

Sat. Nov 26, 2016
12:00pm - 7:00pm
Phelps Tavern

Simsbury Tea Room
Drop in with friends for a delightful afternoon tea in the new Simsbury Tea Room in the rear of the historic Phelps Tavern. A variety of teas and tasty baked goods will be available.
A la carte prices

Sun. Nov 27, 2016
11:00am – 3:00pm
Phelps Homestead

Simsbury Holiday Market Opening Weekend
More info at simsburyholidaymarket.com.
Free

Sat. Dec 3, 2016
10:00am – 4:00pm
Phelps Homestead

Simsbury Holiday Market and Holiday Village Second Weekend
More info at simsburyholidaymarket.com.
Free although some activities have a separate fee.

Sat. Dec 3, 2016
12:00am – 4:00pm
Meetinghouse

Sled Painting
A family friendly event in which you paint an old sled with whatever scene you like. We provide the sled which you take home with you.

Please register in advance by calling (860) 658-2500 to reserve a sled to paint.
Cost is $40 a sled.

Sun. Dec 4, 2016
11:00am – 4:00pm
Phelps Homestead

Simsbury Holiday Market Second Weekend
More info at simsburyholidaymarket.com.
Free

Sun. Dec 4, 2016
1:00pm
Phelps Tavern

Mother and Daughter Tea and Christmas Craft program
An opportunity for Mothers and Daughters to enjoy time and tea together. After tea service you create a special Christmas craft to take home.

Reservations required by calling the SHS at 860 658-2500.
Cost $15.00 per person.

Sat. Dec 10, 2016
10:00am – 4:00pm
Phelps Homestead

Simsbury Holiday Market and Holiday Village Final Weekend
More info at simsburyholidaymarket.com.
Free although some activities have a separate fee.

Sun. Dec 11, 2016
11:00am – 4:00pm
Phelps Homestead

Simsbury Holiday Market Final Weekend
More info at simsburyholidaymarket.com.
Free although some activities have a separate fee.

 

 

 

 
Simsbury Historical Society
800 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT 06070
860-658-2500
info@simsburyhistory.org