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Simsbury Historical Society - 2015 Events

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Mary Rowlandson, Indian Captive
September 20 at 4:00 p.m.
Ellsworth Visitor Center
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Step back into history with this one woman show performed by Virginia Wolf. Ms. Wolf  brings to  life Mary Rowlandson, who was abducted by Narragansett Indians during the King Philip War, spent three months as their servant, and wrote the first captivity narrative and which became a best seller in the colonies in 1682.

Reservations recommended: Call SHS at 860-658-2500 or email info@simsburyhistory.org
Members $10, Students $8, Nonmembers $12

Make a Scarecrow!
Saturday, September 26, 2015,  10:00am - 2:00pm

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Drop in and make a scarecrow to decorate your home for Halloween. Cost: $10.00 (all materials included)


People of Simsbury: Past, Present Future
October 17, 2015
Phelps Homestead/Simsbury Center Cemetery

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Enjoy a guided tour of the Simsbury Center Cemetery - meet the past residents of the town and learn about their
life and times. The 90-minute tours are 10 a.m., 12 noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. There will be a special 1 hour performance in the Meeting House at 7 p.m. 
 
Reservations required for the tours.  Call SHS at 860-658-2500 or email
info@Simsburyhistory.org.
Members $7, Nonmembers $10
 

A Journey into the Paranormal!
October 25, 2:00 p.m.
Masonic Lodge, 
 991 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, CT 06070

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Whether you are a skeptic or a believer, come hear Adam Shefts, director of Northeast Paranormal Investigation Society,  speak about their investigations of historical buildings, including visits to the Phelps Tavern and Hendricks Cottage at the Simsbury Historical Society.

Reservations recommended.  Call SHS at 860-658-2500 or email info@Simsburyhistory.org.
Members $7, Nonmembers $10



Parents should contact the Simsbury Historical Society for accessibility information for each event.


The Simsbury Historical Society is a non-profit educational corporation founded in 1911 through a bequest of Abbie Sexton Barber to begin a "Historical Room" in Simsbury.  Our first and current permanent home was acquired in 1962, through the gift of the Phelps family homestead.


The Simsbury Historical Society is located in the center of Simsbury at 800 Hopmeadow Street (route US-202/CT-10), approximately 5 miles north of route US-44 and 2 miles south of route CT-315.  GPS coordinates are N 41 52.553 W 072 48.035; UTM are 18T E 682508 N 4638334.

From New York City: North on I 95 or the Merritt Parkway to Bridgeport; north on Route 8 to Waterbury; east on I 84 to Exit 39 (Route 4) in Farmington. Follow Route 4 West; turn right onto Route 10 (Waterville Road) North through Avon to Simsbury. Phelps Homestead is on right in center of town. Turn right onto Phelps Lane and left at first stop sign into our parking lot.

From New Haven or Hartford: I 91 North to Exit 36 (Route 178); west on Route 178 through Bloomfield to the junction with Route 185 (Simsbury Road); turn right onto 185 and continue until it intersects with Route 10 (Hopmeadow Street); turn right onto Route 10 (Hopmeadow Street) North to center of Simsbury. Turn right on Phelps Lane and left at first stop sign into our parking lot.

From Boston: I 90 West (Massachusetts Turnpike) to Exit 6 (I 291) in West Springfield; follow I 291 West to I 91 South; take Exit 40 (Bradley International Airport/Route 20). Follow Route 20 West to the center of Granby; turn left onto Route 10 South for 5.5 miles; Phelps Homestead is on left. Turn left on Phelps Lane to first stop sign and left into our parking lot.

From Bradley International Airport: West on Route 20 to the center of Granby; turn left onto Route 10 South for 5.5 miles; Phelps Homestead is on left. Turn left on Phelps Lane to first stop sign and left into our parking lot.

From Western Connecticut: East on I 84 to Exit 39 (Route 4) in Farmington. Follow Route 4 West; turn right onto Route 10 (Waterville Road) North through Avon to Simsbury. Phelps Homestead is on right. Turn right on Phelps Lane and left into our parking lot.


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




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