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Exploring Connecticut’s Towns–Canterbury!

Saturday, November 5, 2016
10:00am – 12:00pm

Canterbury, CT

— The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and Connecticut Archaeology Center at UConn presents “Exploring Connecticut’s Towns”, a series that will look at natural and cultural history from a local perspective. The next town to be explored is Canterbury, CT on Saturday, November 5, 10 am to 12 noon.

The natural and cultural history of Connecticut, in each of its 169 towns, has a unique story to tell. From the indigenous peoples arriving after the glaciers receded and the European explorers and settlers establishing colonies in the “New World,” to the innovators of the industrial revolution leading to the present day, Connecticut is steeped in history. Join us as we explore Connecticut’s towns and learn about the people and places that have shaped and continue to shape the Constitution State.

This Old House Magazine named Canterbury the “Best Old House Neighborhood in Connecticut.” The tour will focus on Canterbury’s National Historic District. Centered around the Canterbury green, the architecture of the easily walkable historic district comprises a small index of 18th and 19th New England building styles, with Colonial, Federal, Greek Revival, and Victorian examples, including the so-called “Canterbury style.” Within this same compact area is a house where Benedict Arnold was a student, a restored 19th century one-room district schoolhouse, and the Prudence Crandall Museum—the nation’s first academy for girls and young women of color, and home of Connecticut’s official state heroine. We’ll end our visit to Canterbury with a snack by the blazing kitchen hearth fire of an 18th century house on the green.

The program fee is $20, $15 for Museum members/donors. Advance registration is required. This program is for adults and children ages 8 and above. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For further information visit or call 860.486.4460.


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Connecticut State Museum of Natural History (primary), Office of Public Engagement, UConn Master Calendar

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