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2020 is the 225th anniversary of the Town of Plymouth!

In 2019, the Historical Society and the Beautification Committee got a head start in celebrating Plymouth’s 225th anniversary by asking volunteers to paint a mural on the wall of the Lee Hardware building at 171 Main Street, Terryville. They did a great job! Thank you to all who helped!

Thomaston Savings Bank provided a grant to pay for paint and supplies.

STOP BY and TAKE A LOOK!

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Designed by Gina Ritchie and Diane Boylan

Click here for a description of the images on the mural

Lee Hardware also has a paper copy of this description that can purchased for 25 cents.

PASSPORT TO PLYMOUTH ADVENTURE!

In May 2020, the Historical Society will kick off its Passport to Plymouth Adventure to celebrate Plymouth’s 225th Anniversary.

The Passport will include maps, descriptions, and photos of 20 historic sites in Plymouth. At each location, adventurers will answer questions in the Passport that can only be obtained by looking for information at that place.

In the spring of 2020, there will be guided walks on the Plymouth Green and in downtown Terryville to several of the locations. All of these sites and the others around town can also be visited independently.

At the end of the summer, there will be a Passport Party at the Lock Museum of America where the answers will be verified and the Passports  officially stamped. There will be tours of the Museum and free ice cream!

More details will be available in the spring of 2020.

The Passport to Plymouth Adventure is funded by a $1,400 grant from the Betts Family Fund and Bristol Brass General Grant Fund of the Main Street Community Foundation.

MORE UPCOMING EVENTS WILL BE ADDED AS DETAILS BECOME AVAILABLE!

Civil War Medical Practices

March 14, 2020 at 1pm. The Terryville Library (238 Main Street) will host Dane DeLeppo, a Civil War reenactor who will speak about medical and surgical procedures in the Civil War. It’s amazing anybody survived!

Vintage Matchbooks from Plymouth Businesses

April 9, 2020 at 6:30pm. The Terryville Library (238 Main Street) will host Michael Malley, who will display his collection of vintage matchbooks from Plymouth businesses from the past. He will talk about the companies and where they were located. An interesting look back at a time when smoking was taken for granted and everybody needed matches!

This I Remember

April 25, 2020 at 1pm. – residents are invited to the Terryville Library to talk about their memories of growing up in town. Colorful characters and stories to be sure! Matt Malley, President of the Historical Society, will lead the discussion.

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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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 social studies curriculum which covers colonial America and the Revolutionary War.

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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.

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