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Saturday, June 9, 9am – 4pm  Open House at the Museum

The Historical Society is participating in Connecticut’s free state-wide open house day for cultural organizations. As always, the steam engine will be running. Truly amazing how much power it produces. Come down and take a look! Listen for the steam whistle!

New this year, Tom Vaughn has reproduced the machines invented by Eli Terry to create  the wooden gears in his clocks. Come see how mass production started in the United States.

Try making wooden gears yourself and see how it worked! Great for kids!

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Year Round:

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.

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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 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!

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