May 17- ArtZfest 2014 is a celebration of the clockmaking heritage of Plymouth and Thomaston combined with the 275th birthday of the Plymouth Congregational Church.
On the Plymouth Green:
11am-4pm- Revolutionary War living history demonstrations and colonial crafts. Candlemaking, gravestone carving, quilting, spinning, tinsmithing, hearthside cooking, children's games, musket firing demonstrations, historical scavenger hunt, colonial artifacts to see and touch.
11am- Tour of the Plymouth Burying Ground, led by Terry Goodwin, extremely knowledgeable local history buff.
12 noon- Watch the Mattatuck Fife and Drum Corps play patriotic music.
Food and refreshments at the Congregational Church.
Parking available at Plymouth Center School, 107 North St. Walk to the Green or take a shuttle bus.
Plymouth Historical Society: 572 Main Street, Plymouth
1pm-3pm- Bus Tour of historic clockmaking sites in Plymouth. Call 860-584-4634 by May 3 to reserve a seat on the bus. Meet at the Historical Society for the bus tour.
The tour will include the waterwheel, Greystone Falls, and the Plymouth Congregational Church.
11am-4pm- The Historical Society will be open to see the 1852 steam engine (it will be running), an antique clock collection, and other exhibits.
Parking for the bus tour is available at the Historical Society.
10am- Stroll the sidewalks of downtown Thomaston with reenactors dressed in period clothing.
10am-5pm- Arts and crafts vendors, Seth Thomas reenactor, sidewalk drawing contest in front of the Opera House, steampunk exhibitors. The Bradstreet House will be open from 11am-3pm, with tours at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, and 2pm.
The Thomaston Historical Society will be open from 11am-3pm (located in the Thomaston Town Hall).
11am-12:30pm - Bus Tour of historic clockmaking sites in Thomaston. The Thomaston bus tour is first come, first served. Meet at the First Congregational Church of Thomaston at 135 Main Street.
If you want
to also go on the Plymouth bus tour, you can stay on the bus and it will
bring you to the Plymouth Historical Society for the Plymouth bus tour.
However, you must preregister for the Plymouth bus tour by calling 860-584-4634 by May 3.
3:00pm-4:30pm - Contradancing in front of Center School on Thomas Street. "Contradancing" comes from the original "country dancing" and includes traditional reels and square dances. All moves are taught before each dance and walked through before the music starts. The caller will call out the moves as you progress through the dance. Very easy to learn, informal, and lots of fun!
Food and refreshments available.
More to come-check back often!
All events are free!
The Plymouth Land Trust, Inc. is a local, non-profit organization formed to permanently protect land in Plymouth, Connecticut for its natural, recreational, scientific, scenic, historical, or agricultural value. The Land Trust is not a town agency. It depends on volunteers who want to make a difference and care about conserving land for future generations.
The Plymouth Land Trust, Inc. is a 501 c (3) charitable organization under the Internal Revenue Service tax code.
The Land Trust originated in 1967 with the donation of 25 acres. We now have almost 80 acres, all through donations by individuals who wish to leave a legacy of permanently protected land.
The "Walking Tour of Plymouth Center" is a full color guide to the village of Plymouth Center, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Tour features:
1. the Plymouth Burying Ground, created in 1747, where 38 soldiers from the Revolutionary War are buried,
2. the Plymouth Green, site of the beautiful 1838 Greek Revival Congregational Church (pictured above),
3.historic buildings, including where George Washington stayed during the Revolutionary War, and a house that was a stop on the Underground Railroad for slaves seeking their freedom, and
4. the Carriage Shop Trail on the Land Trust property that leads to the large stone foundations of the 1850s Shelton Tuttle carriage factory.
Copies of the "Walking Tour of Plymouth Center" are available at Antiques at the Green (703 Main Street), the Plymouth Post Office, and the Plymouth Town Hall (80 Main Street).
The "Walking Tour" brochure can also be viewed here.
We offer one hour guided tours of Plymouth Center and the Burying Ground for both adult and youth groups. Discover what life was like in colonial Connecticut
by learning about the symbolism and inscriptions on the gravestones.
We also provide lantern tours that are a fun way to learn about our history.
Contact us to arrange a tour for your group!
Terryville Tree Tour
Tree Walk of Baldwin Park and Hillside Cemetery
The Terryville Tree Tour is a self-guided walk to see the surprising variety of unique and unusually large trees found in downtown Terryville. Several specimens are listed as Notable Trees by the Connecticut Botanical Society. Have you ever seen a Kentucky coffeetree or a Cucumbertree magnolia? They're right here! Copies of the brochure are available at Dawn's Desserts (8 South Main Street, Terryville) and Back to Basics Garden Center (31 Main St., Terryville) as well as the Plymouth Town Hall (80 Main Street, Terryville). Call 860-921-6118 for more information.
The brochure can also be viewed here:
Did you know we sell firewood from our land? We sell marked, standing trees for $35 per cord. Applicants must wear personal protective equipment (chaps, hard hat, eye and ear protection). Contact us for more information.
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