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Program registration is processed on a first come first served basis. You may register by phone, (860) 677-9222, in person, by mail or online. Payment options are credit card, check, or cash. Your membership must be current at the time the program meets in order to receive the member discount. Museum staff reserves the right to cancel classes for insufficient enrollment. You will be notified at least three working days in advance if a program is cancelled. Cancellations with at least forty-eight hours notice will receive a refund.

House Tour: Death of the Smith Boys

 Date: 4/7/2017
 Starting Time: 12:00:00 PM
 Ending Time: 4:00:00 PM

"Historic House Stories: The Death of the Smith Boys, 1729" is a special tour of the ca. 1720 historic house that tells the story of the Smith family in April 1729. During that time, Thomas and Mary Smith, occupants of the house, lost their two sons, ages 3 and 4, during an epidemic. The Hall Kitchen of the house is arranged to show the mourning traditions that the young couple would have followed after their children's deaths. Visitors will also have acccess to additional background about customs of this early period, researched by Curator Kristen Wands.


No registration is necessary to take this special tour for individuals or groups of 7 or fewer people. Do call ahead to make sure that the historic house is available at the t ime you would like to visit, as we have school groups and other activities scheduled that may limit your experience if you are here at the same time. Call the main desk at 860-677-9222 x 301 or leave a message at x302.

Groups of 8 people or more are asked to register in advance of the day of your tour. A special group rate of $5 per person will apply. Please call the museum at 860-677-9222 x 302 to let us know what day and time you would like to visit the museum, so that we can arrange an optimum time for your visit.

The museum is open for public tours Wednesday-Friday, 9 am - 4 pm and Saturday and Sunday, 12-4 pm. Special arrangements can be made for Monday & Tuesdays, as well as evening hours.