2020 Calendar

The Historical Society museum buildings and Museum Store will be closed to the public due to health concerns about the Coronavirus. The closure will be through the end of April, at which time we will reevaluate the decision based on the recommendations from public health officials.

Ellsworth Visitors’ Center is located at 10 Phelps Lane
Phelps Tavern and Homestead is located at 800 Hopmeadow Street
The tavern is not wheelchair accessible.

The Phelps Tavern and Visitors center will be closed Saturday, April 11 and Saturday, May 23.

SATURDAY, FEB. 29
4:00pm – 7:00pm
Phelps Tavern

Irish Tavern Night
Featuring Irish food and music by LongSplice upstairs in the ballroom.

$35 per person, BYOB

To register, email info@simsburyhistory.org,  call 860-658-2500, or use PayPal:

 

THURSDAY, APR. 30
7:00pm
Ellsworth Center

Lecture –“Lovely Lore & Legends” Bus Tour
$5 or included in price for those registered for May 2 tour.

SATURDAY, MAY 2
9:30am – 3:30pm

Historic Sites of CT’s Farmington Valley Bus Tour
“Lively Lore & Legends – Fact or Fiction?” Stories for young and old at various locations in the area.

$45 per person includes the bus ride, goody bag, lunch, and pre-tour lecture on April 30.

To register, call 860-680-5298 or email nancy.anstay@comcast.net.

SATURDAY, MAY 9
3:00pm
Phelps Tea Room

Program co-sponsored by the
Simsbury Public Library

Downton Abbey Tea & Trivia Presented by Kim Larkin

$10/person. Maximum of 45 guests.

Register by calling 860-658-2500 or by PayPal:

 

SUNDAY, MAY 17
Simbury 350th Event

350th Opening Ceremony

2:00pm: at the First Church of Christ

3:45pm: 350th birthday party at Hop Brook Landing

TUESDAY, MAY 19
6:30pm

White Memorial Fountain Bash
Hosted by the Simsbury Historical
Society and Abigail’s Grille
and Wine Bar

Friends of the Fountain Bash
Wine and hors d’oeuvres at Abigail’s to benefit the White Memorial Fountain.

$100/ticket/tax-deductible contribution

Register by calling 860-658-2500 or by PayPal:

 

SATURDAY,  JUNE 13
Noon – 4:00pm

Connecticut Open House Day
Wigwam exhibit, Native American exhibit, Phelps barn – all open

Free

SUNDAY, JUNE 14

East Weatogue House Tour
Details later.

SATURDAY, JUNE 20
10:00am – 4:00pm
Rain or shine

“Beyond the Garden Gate”
Simsbury garden tour sponsored by the Simsbury Garden Club.

For tickets, visit www.simsburygardenclub.org.

SATURDAY, JUNE 27
10:00am – 2:00pm

Simbury 350th Event

River Day

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