History Events for the weekend June 21 – 23, 2019

All history events for the weekend can be found here.

Highlighted Events:


Tour Garden by Pioneering Female Landscape Architect

View a corner of the world as seen through the eyes of Amy Cogswell—one of the first female landscape architects in the U.S., and designer of the Colonial Revival Garden at the Webb-Deane-Stevens (WDS) Museum in Wethersfield – one of 14 historic gardens highlighted on Connecticut Historic Gardens Day. The free event is held rain or shine on June 23, 2019 from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

The event begins in the Webb Barn with a short presentation, “A Year in the Cogswell Garden” and viewing of Cogswell’s original garden plans, followed by tours of the garden. Refreshments will be served. Optional WDS Museum house tours will be offered at a discount for the day.

For more information on the Webb Deane Stevens Colonial Revival garden, visit: http://webb-deane-stevens.org/colonial-revival-garden/. For more information on Connecticut Historic Gardens, visit: www.cthistoricgardens.org.



The Battle and Burning of Norwalk, July 11, 1779 Slide Lecture

Join local historian and Norwalk Historical Society Board Member, Ed Eckert, for the slide lecture “The Battle and Burning of Norwalk, July 11, 1779” on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 2:00pm at the Norwalk Historical Society’s Mill Hill Historic Park Townhouse – 2 East Wall Street Norwalk, CT. Tickets are $8.00 and can be purchased at https://battleofnorwalklecture.brownpapertickets.com/ or by calling 203-846-0525. A reception will follow the lecture. This lecture is part of the Norwalk Historical Society’s “Remembering the American Revolution Lecture Series”. Handicapped and Limited Mobility parking on site only. For general parking, please follow signs to parking across the street.

For more information: visit www.norwalkhistoricalsociety.org, e-mail info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org , or call 203-846-0525.

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