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The vehicle collection represents popular forms of horse-drawn transportation dating from the late 19th century to the early 20th century.  The majority of the vehicles were acquired by donation in 1970; most retain their original paint and upholstery.  Specific examples include the Three-Spring Wagon, which was available through the Sears, Roebuck and Co. catalog, the Park Phaeton, constructed by Henry Hooker of New Haven, CT, and the sleek Albany Cutter, built for brisk rides across snow and ice behind fast-paced trotters.  Currently in protective storage in our Carriage House, the Ensign-Bickford Fuse Wagon may be viewed by special appointment.  






Simsbury Historical Society
800 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT 06070