New Year’s Day 2019!

Do your New Year’s resolutions include more history in your life? Here are events to consider to start your New Year off right!

Hammonasset Beach First Day Hike and Geology & Artifacts Open House

From noon to 3PM the Friends of the Office of State Archaeology will conduct an Open House in the new Meigs Point Nature Center at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison. They will be displaying and discussing locally-discovered Native American artifacts. As part of the America’s State Parks First Day Hike program, the Nature Center will be hosting a one-hour hike at 1pm.

History Walk featuring the “Great Lawn”

This one-and-a-quarter-hour walk will start at 1pm at the Cheney Homestead. Manchester Historical Society members will comment on the historic mansions and the nine-acre property purchased by the Town in 2005 for open space and historic preservation. Extreme weather cancels, but the walk will be held in light rain or snow flurries, so please bring an umbrella. $10 for non-members, $7 for members, and free for children under age 16.

Guilford Keeping Society New Year’s Day Reception

 The Guilford Keeping Society will be hosting a New Year’s Day Reception at the Medad Stone Tavern from 3pm to 5pm. Tour the 1803 Tavern and sample the syllabub! The event is free although donations are appreciated.



New Year’s Day at Hill-Stead
The Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington will be decorated for the holidays. Tours of the 1901 Colonial Revival house will be offered from 1:00 to 4:00pm, free with Museum Membership or admission.



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