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Calendar of Events

This calendar was last updated August 17, 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 open for the season.  Come see us soon!

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

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!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Hepburn: From Hartford to Hollywood - 7:00 P.M. at the Enfield American Baptist Church, 129 Post Office Road.  Join Jennifer Busa of the Connecticut Historical Society as she presents this informative and entertaining program about a famous Connecticut native.

With a stage and film career that spanned six decades, Katharine Hepburn is an American icon. Born and raised in Connecticut, Hepburn had a career in stage, film and television that reflected the changing role of women in broader society. The story of her life-long ties to Connecticut offers a complete picture of how Hepburn became the woman and the star she was.

Jennifer Busa is a Museum Educator at the Connecticut Historical Society. She develops and teaches school programs as well as the August Adventures summer program for youth. Jennifer is a former middle school social studies teacher, with a B.A. in anthropology from the University of Connecticut and an M.A. in anthropology from the University of Minnesota.

To learn more about the Connecticut Historical Society and its programs, visit www.chs.org.  CHS is located at 1 Elizabeth Street in Hartford, CT.

Remember - the public is very welcome to this FREE program, 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!

Monday, November 27, 2017

dresses

Fashionably Connecticut: 100 Years of Connecticut Fashion History, 1860-1960 - 7:00 P.M. at the Enfield American Baptist Church, 129 Post Office Road.  Join Natalie Belanger of the Connecticut Historical Society as she presents this very "stylish" program.

Maybe you remember Grandma’s old blue dress and serious shoes or Dad’s best suit and hat, but did you ever wonder why they wore what they wore?  This program explores how clothing communicates who we are, what we do, and the society in which we live.  You’ll look at everything from military inspiration during the Civil War to the influence of political liberalism in the 1960s.  Recall the clothing of your ancestors, your parents, and your own fashion choices as we take this little trip through over 100 years of fashion.

As an Educator at the Connecticut Historical Society, Natalie develops and teaches a variety of programs aimed at children and adults of all ages.  Natalie has worked at several area museums and currently teaches history courses at Manchester Community College, Asnuntuck Community College, and Goodwin College.  She holds a B.A. in history from Smith College and an M.A. in women's history from the University of Maryland.

To learn more about the Connecticut Historical Society and its programs, visit www.chs.org.  CHS is located at 1 Elizabeth Street in Hartford, CT.

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