March 2 Plymouth Maple Festival on the historic Plymouth Green
In Plymouth, as the days grow longer, it can only mean one thing: it’s time for the Maple Festival! This year’s Festival is Saturday, March 2, from 10am-12:30pm, on the Green, 10 Park Street, Plymouth.
Tree tapping starts at 10am. Kids will get a chance to tap in the spouts, hang the buckets, and collect sap. Watch maple syrup boiling on an outdoor fire! Sample sugar on snow and maple sugar candy. Maple baked beans and maple ham can be purchased in the Plymouth Congregational Church while listening to the fiddling of Down Home Frolic. There will be crafts activities for kids at the Church and at the beautiful Plymouth Library, located at 692 Main Street. The Library is a 3-minute walk from the Green. There will also be free horse drawn hay rides sponsored by the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce.
Admission is free. For more information, call 860-921-6118
Historical Society celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019!
We are already planning some new exhibits in the Museum, including some items that were recently donated.
Stay tuned for more information as the year progresses.
2020 is the 225th anniversary of the Town of Plymouth!
In 2019, the Historical Society and the Beautification Committee are getting a head start in celebrating Plymouth’s 225th anniversary by painting a mural on the wall of the Lee Hardware building on Main Street. Thomaston Savings Bank has generously provided a grant to pay for paint and supplies.
The school district art teachers have agreed to lead the effort . We need volunteers to help paint the mural in the summer of 2019. No artistic ability is needed. The mural will be designed using graph paper. All you have to do is paint what is in your square. We also need suggestions on what should go on the mural. Send your contact information and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org
Self-guided walking tours of Plymouth Center are always available at your convenience! Click on the link below and print a copy of the Guide.
Brochures are also in the box behind the sign at the entrance to the Burying Ground (next to the Congregational Church on the Plymouth Green, corner of Route 6 and North Street).
The Plymouth Burying Ground dates to 1747. There are 38 soldiers from the Revolutionary War buried here.
Learn about the symbolism of colonial gravestones. Look for some ancestors!
Find the stone that is inscribed “MORTALS ATTEND and LEARN YOUR END”. Creepy!
Go on a scavenger hunt of Plymouth Center! SCAVENGER HUNT on the Plymouth Green
GUIDED WALKING TOURS AVAILABLE
Guided walking tours of Plymouth Center can be arranged for your group. The tour includes the Burying Ground, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The inscriptions and symbols on the gravestones provide a timeline of early American history, giving us clues to what life was like in colonial Connecticut. Learn about the French and Indian War, the Revolutionary War, and the little known story of the Tories, the American colonists who were loyal to their mother country of England.
Seniors, youth groups, school classes, home schoolers, and historical organizations have enjoyed our tours. The tour is a wonderful supplement to Connecticut’s 5th grade social studies curriculum which covers colonial America and the Revolutionary War.
There is a $10 suggested donation for adults, kids are $5. Minimum total is $50. All funds are used to restore the Burying Ground.
Call 860-921-6118 for more information.