Terryville Fair – August 25, 26, 27
Visit our new building at the Terryville Fair! Featured this year will be Michael Angelicola, demonstrating gravestone carving. Also George King is showing his restored World War I ambulance. We will also have exhibits about the agricultural history of our town.
More information at www.terryvillefair.org. See you there!
The Lock Museum Adventure Game is Now Open!
Our friends at the Lock Museum of America have just opened the Lock Museum Adventure! Players will decipher solve puzzles, riddles, and clues to open locks and safes to solve a mystery. What a fun way to spend time with your family, friends, and coworkers!
The game is called “Find Pharaoh’s Gold”.
The Lock Museum of America is at 230 Main Street, Terryville, CT
Check it out at lockmuseumadventure.org
Gravestone Restoration Workshop in Plymouth Sept. 16-17
On Sept. 16 and 17, Michael Angelicola will demonstrate how to restore gravestones at the Plymouth Burying Ground. Mr. Angelicola has repaired colonial-era and Victorian gravestones throughout Southern New England. The topics will include the types and mixes of mortars available, how to tailor the treatment to the kind of stone, and gravestone carving. The workshops run from 9am-5pm each day. The class on September 16 will begin with a walking tour of the graveyard, which was created in 1747. The workshops are free, but donations will be accepted at the end of each day.
The Burying Ground is located at 10 Park Street next to the Plymouth Congregational Church.
For more information, contact Mr. Angelicola at email@example.com or call 203-565-6011.
Self-guided walking tours of Plymouth Center are always available at your convenience!
Brochures are 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”
Go on a scavenger hunt of Plymouth Center with your kids! 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.
An unsolicited letter from a 5th grader who attended our tour!