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Calendar of Events

This calendar was last updated April 7, 2017.  Check this page or Enfield-area newspapers for event schedule updates.

The Old Town Hall Museum and the Martha A. Parsons House Museum are open Sundays 2:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. May through October and other times by appointment.  The Wallop School Museum is open one Sunday per month, June through September, 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. and other times by appointment.  Wallop School open house dates are listed in the calendar below as soon as they are scheduled.

Our museums are closed for the season.  Regular museum hours resume May 21, 2017.

Except where noted, our events are open to the public free of charge!

Monday, April 24, 2017

CT CCC Camps

Connecticut Civilian Conservation Camps: History, Memories and Legacy - 7:00 P.M. at the Enfield American Baptist Church, 129 Post Office Road.  Author and historian Marty Podskoch who will give a Power Point presentation about his new book, Connecticut Civilian Conservation Camps: History, Memories and Legacy.  A book signing will follow the talk. 

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) began on March 31, 1933 under President Roosevelt’s “New Deal” to relieve the poverty and unemployment of the Depression.  Twenty-one camps were set up in many Connecticut towns, state parks & forests.  Workers built trails, roads, campsites, and dams, stocked fish, built and maintained fire tower observer’s cabins and telephone lines, fought fires, and planted millions of trees.  The CCC disbanded in 1942 due to the need for men in World War II.

Marty Podskoch is a retired teacher and the author of seven other books: Adirondack Civilian Conservation Corps Camps: Their History, Memories and Legacy of the CCC; Fire Towers of the Catskills: Their History and Lore; Adirondack Fire Towers: Their History and Lore, the Southern Districts; Adirondack Fire Towers: Their History and Lore, the Northern Districts, Adirondack Stories: Historical Sketches; 101 more Adirondack Stories: Historical Sketches; and The Adirondack 102 Club: Your Passport and Guide to the North Country.  He also writes a weekly column called “Adirondack Stories,” in five Adirondack newspapers.

Marty and his wife Lynn raised their three children in an old farmhouse on the West Branch of the Delaware River in Delhi, NY where he taught 7th grade Reading.  He and his wife now live on Lake Pocotopaug in East Hampton, Conn.

Presently, Marty is conducting research on the Civilian Conservation Camps in Rhode Island.  He is keenly interested in meeting individuals who may have CCC stories to contribute to his next book.

Marty Podskoch will have all of his books available after the presentation for sale and signing.

Remember - the public is very welcome to this FREE program, so don't be shy!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Martha Parsons House

Martha Parsons House Opening Day - 2:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. at the Martha A. Parsons House Museum, 1387 Enfield Street, Route 5.  Did you visit the Martha Parsons House Museum last year?  No?  Sunday, May 21 is your first chance to see what you missed.  Unable to make it on opening day?  Stop in on a Sunday afternoon this summer and be sure to watch for special events that you won’t want to miss! 

Remember - the public is very welcome to this FREE museum, so don't be shy!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Old Town Hall Exhibits

Old Town Hall Museum Opening Day and FREE Collins Creamery Ice Cream - 2:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. at the Old Town Hall Museum, 1294 Enfield Street, Route 5.  There are hundreds of antiques, artifacts, photographs, and historic documents to see at the Old Town Hall.  Be sure to check out our expanded research area, where you might find the answers to your Enfield or family history questions.  You will want to visit more than once this year, just to be able to see everything.  Come on opening day and you can enjoy FREE ice cream with sprinkles on our front porch, while supplies last! 

After you visit the Old Town Hall, be sure to enjoy FREE ice cream with sprinkles on our front porch, opening day (May 21) only, while supplies last! 

Remember - the public is very welcome to this FREE museum, so don't be shy!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Judith Kalaora

Tinseltown Inventor: The Most Beautiful Woman in the World, Hedy Lamarr - 7:00 P.M. at the Enfield American Baptist Church, 129 Post Office Road.  Upon hearing the name Hedy Lamarr, whom do you see? A smoldering, bejeweled temptress, perched on velour cushions, in the 1949 Hollywood classic Samson and Delilah? Or, a demure and professionally clad inventor, embarking on scientific ideas that were generations ahead of her time? Hedy Lamarr was not only a great starlet in Hollywood’s Golden Age; she was also devoted to helping the Allies beat the NAZI forces in WWII. Whether selling war bonds for $50,000 a kiss, or inventing a secret communication system, with the help of American composer George Antheil, Hedy Lamarr knows she is more than just a glamorous girl!

Join actress and historical interpreter, Judith Kalaora, as she introduces you to a woman clouded in a fantasy world that only Tinseltown could create. Watch, as this young Austrian refugee transforms to become The Most Beautiful Woman in the World, all the while, inventing technology that would become the forerunner to GPS, WIFI, and all wireless telecommunications using Spread Spectrum Technology. Suitable for ages 15 and up.

Judith Kalaora is an actress, educator, and historical interpreter. She has worked on stages from London to Montreal and across the U.S.A. She is a graduate of Syracuse University and the Globe Education Program, at Shakespeare’s Globe, in London, U.K.

Remember - the public is very welcome!  Admission to this program is free, but a $5 donation to help defray costs is suggested and will be appreciated.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Hazardville parade

Enfield Memorial Day Parade - The parade kicks off at 1:00 P.M. in front of the Old Town Hall Museum.  Roads along the parade route, including Route 5 at the Old Town Hall, will close to traffic shortly before the parade starts and remain closed until the parade passes.  The Old Town Hall Museum will open immediately after the parade and remain open until the normal closing time of 4:30 P.M.  Please plan your visit to the Old Town Hall accordingly.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Wallop School Museum

Wallop School Open House - 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the Wallop School Museum, 250 Abbe Road on the corner of Wallop School Road.  There are only four open houses this year.  Don't miss this chance to see our beautifully restored one-room school.  Alumni of one-room schools, who love to share their school experiences and stories and to answer your questions, look forward to seeing you at the Wallop School. 

The Wallop School was one of the last one-room schoolhouses in use in Connecticut.  The original structure was built in 1754, the same year that the local citizens voted to establish school districts.  It was destroyed by fire about 1800 and replaced by the present one-room brick building.  The “new” school housed several different grade levels and operated continuously until 1947.  The Enfield Historical Society acquired the building in 1961 and opened the Wallop School Museum to the public.  Recently, the Society completed a multi-year restoration of the school, carefully and lovingly recreating the atmosphere and character of its last years as an active school.

Remember - the public is very welcome to this FREE museum, so don't be shy!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Father's Day - The Old Town Hall Museum is closed for Father's Day.  This is a great time for you to visit Martha Parsons House museum!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Animal Show

FREE Animal Show on the Go - 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the Old Town Hall Museum, 1294 Enfield Street, Route 5.  Animal Show on the Go is a Portland, CT based exotic animal rescue.  Animals include scaly reptiles, slimy amphibians, creepy arthropods, birds and super furry mammals.  The animals travel to schools, libraries, museums and private functions to teach about ecology and pet ownership.  Learn about the natural world with a CT DEEP Master Wildlife Conservationist who has over 15 years experience in environmental education.  Visit the Old Town Hall Museum while you are here - it's free too! 

Remember - the public is very welcome to this FREE event, so don't be shy!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Betsy Ross Flag

Enfield 4th of July Celebration on the Town Green -

The Old Town Hall Museum is closed for the day.  This is a great time for you to visit the Wallop School or Martha Parsons House museums!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Wallop School Museum

Wallop School Open House - 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the Wallop School Museum, 250 Abbe Road on the corner of Wallop School Road.  There are only three open houses left this year.  Don't miss this chance to see our beautifully restored one-room school.  Alumni of one-room schools, who love to share their school experiences and stories and to answer your questions, look forward to seeing you at the Wallop School. 

Remember - the public is very welcome to this FREE museum, so don't be shy!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Petting Zoo

FREE Petting Zoo - 2:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. at the Old Town Hall Museum, 1294 Enfield Street, Route 5.  Always wanted to live on a farm, but couldn't? Miss the days when you did live on a farm?  Spend an afternoon at the "farm" without all of the hard work!  Come to the Old Town Hall to pet and feed friendly rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens, goats, lambs and maybe more.  Kids of all ages (including you) will love this event.  Visit the Old Town Hall Museum while you are here - it's free too! 

Remember - the public is very welcome to this FREE event, so don't be shy!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Wallop School Museum

Wallop School Open House - 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the Wallop School Museum, 250 Abbe Road on the corner of Wallop School Road.  There are only two open houses left this year.  Don't miss this chance to see our beautifully restored one-room school.  Alumni of one-room schools, who love to share their school experiences and stories and to answer your questions, look forward to seeing you at the Wallop School. 

Remember - the public is very welcome to this FREE museum, so don't be shy!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Model Engines

Model & Toy Engines - 2:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. at the Old Town Hall Museum, 1294 Enfield Street, Route 5.  This is a program for kids of all ages.  A variety of operating model gas, steam, and hot air engines will be on display, ranging from fanciful toys to precision scale models of real engines.  There will even be an engine that is powered entirely by ice!  You are welcome to bring your own toy or model engines to show off and play with.  Visit the Old Town Hall Museum while you are here - it's free too! 

Remember - the public is very welcome to this FREE event, so don't be shy!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Wallop School Museum

Wallop School Open House - 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the Wallop School Museum, 250 Abbe Road on the corner of Wallop School Road.  This is the last open house for this year.  Don't miss this last chance to see our beautifully restored one-room school in 2017.  Alumni of one-room schools, who love to share their school experiences and stories and to answer your questions, look forward to seeing you at the Wallop School. 

Remember - the public is very welcome to this FREE museum, so don't be shy!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Pony Rides

FREE Pony Rides - 2:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. at the Old Town Hall Museum, 1294 Enfield Street, Route 5.  Bring your children and grandchildren to this fun family event.  Youngsters will be thrilled to ride one of the very gentle and friendly ponies.  Adults will enjoy the smiles on the children's faces.  Don't forget your phone or camera!  Visit the Old Town Hall Museum while you are here - it's free too! 

Remember - the public is very welcome to this FREE event, so don't be shy!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Petting Zoo

Fossil Day - 2:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. at the Old Town Hall Museum, 1294 Enfield Street, Route 5.  A special exhibit of fossils will be on display for one day only at the Old Town Hall Museum.  Bring your children and grandchildren to see real fossil fish, plants, insects, ammonites, and more.  We will also have casts of a terrifying Utahraptor (the dinosaur, not the basketball team) foot and claws and other dinosaur bones, and our collection of real dinosaur footprints and other trace fossils from Enfield!  Come learn how fossils formed and what we can learn from them.  Every child receives a free fossil, while supplies last. Visit the Old Town Hall Museum while you are here - it's free too! 

Remember - the public is very welcome to this FREE event, so don't be shy!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Old Town Hall Exhibits

Martha Parsons House

Last Open Day - 2:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. at the Old Town Hall Museum, 1294 Enfield Street, Route 5., and the Martha A. Parsons House Museum, 1387 Enfield Street, Route 5.  Now that you have spent the summer honing your procrastination skills, you can take this final opportunity in 2017 to visit our outstanding museums! 


Remember - the public is very welcome to our FREE museums, so don't be shy!