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This calendar was last updated November 2, 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 20, 2018.

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

Monday, November 27, 2017

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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!