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Spring Break at the Simsbury Historical Society


For immediate release:  March 24, 2010
Contact:  Catherine Bermon
860-658-2500 ext. 102

SPRING BREAK at the Simsbury Historical Society!

Looking for something to do?  Spend Spring Break at the Simsbury Historical Society.  School children (and their adults) will enjoy free admission Tuesday through Saturday, April 20-24 to explore the grounds and gardens, and to visit the historic buildings which will all be open and staffed by a team of volunteers.  Hands-on craft activities will be offered everyday; preregistration for these $2.00 projects is recommended: Start a Garden, Tuesday, April 20 and Thursday, April 22 at 1 and 3 pm; Sew a Bookmark , Wednesday, April 21 at 1 and 3 pm; Stitch a Beanbag, Friday, April 23, 1 and 3 pm.  Free daily raffles for school children, discounted memberships and shop merchandise are among the offerings this week.  Visitors are welcome to bring picnic lunches.   

Established in 1911, the Simsbury Historical Society, 800 Hopmeadow Street, owns and operates a 2+ acre complex; its 14 buildings include the Phelps Tavern and barn, the Poisson (weaver’s) house, the Scotland North District School House, the late Victorian Carriage House, and the Ensign-Bickford Fuse Manufactory Exhibit Building.  The complex includes a research archive and library, museum store and period gardens. 

The Visitor Center, located at the Phelps Lane parking lot, is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 12 noon to 4 pm.  For more information and to plan your visit, call 860-658-2500 ext. 102.






Simsbury Historical Society
800 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT 06070