An Ice Cream Social Celebrating
200th Anniversary of East Windsor Academy

The Grand Opening of the Osborn House
August 12, 2017

Come out and join the East Windsor Historical Society in celebrating the bicentennial of the East Windsor Academy and the opening of the newly restored Osborn House! Treat the kids, (and yourself) to some delicious free ice cream provided by Tulmeadow Farm, while strolling the grounds and exploring the 5 unique, local museum buildings.  Enjoy the sounds of the North Street Barbershop Quartet while wandering through the Broad Brook Barber Shop and neighboring East Windsor Probate Court Museums.  Pause in the East Windsor Academy Museum and see local Native American artifacts and military paraphernalia. Don’t miss the historic post road marker near the rear entrance.  Play the colonial “Game of Graces” or go on a hayride before taking a peek inside the Tobacco Barn which showcases farming equipment and is guaranteed to spark the interest of visitors of all ages. Finally, finish up in the newest museum addition, the showcase of the event, the newly restored Osborn House, where there will be special exhibits and demonstrations, such as the Hooks, Books, and Needles spinners & knitters. Don’t forget to preserve the memories at one of the  photo-op or “snap a selfie” areas .

This event is free and open to all.
We hope to see you!

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Mike Salvatore says:

    The East Windsor Historical Society will hold its annual open house and ice cream social at its Scantic Academy Museum, 115 Scantic Rd., August 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. The event will feature free music, ice cream, children’s activities, and museum tours.
    Society President Michael Hunt said the program is part of the current membership drive and is designed to make people more aware of the society and its museums, which house hundreds of items representing all periods of East Windsor history. The buildings, which are open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon, include the 1817 academy, a recently restored 18th century home, a barber shop and a probate court moved from elsewhere in town, and a scaled down tobacco shed holding agricultural and other large equipment.
    A special feature this year is a tin-smithing demonstration by Lance A. Kozikowski, an expert in 18th century metal work. A former social studies teacher, he has since combined his interests in teaching and early technology, supervising the forge at Old Sturbridge Village, running his own Ripley Forge and Metalworks in Coventry, and more recently serving as a museum assistant at Old New Gate.
    The program, sponsored by Southern Auto Sales, will also feature the North Street Barbershop Quartet, trivia games for children, and hayrides. The event may be postponed in case of severe weather. For more information, call 860-265-3425.

    1. Mike Salvatore says:

      The correct date is Saturday, August 8, Sorry for the typo.

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