The Chatham Historical Society (CHS) invites you to the Chatham History Festival on Sunday, Oct. 20, from noon to 4 p.m. at the CHS Museum complex on 6 Bevin Blvd., in East Hampton, CT.
Come celebrate CHS’ 50 years of preserving East Hampton history. The Chatham Historical Society Museum will be open to the public free of charge. The three museum buildings have a large display of artifacts illustrating East Hampton’s history.
There is a large display of bells produced at the Bevin Bell Factory and a huge array of toys built at the Gong Bell Factory and the N. N. Hill Brass Co.
American Distilling Company, the world’s largest producer of witch hazel and one of East Hampton’s oldest companies, will have a display of their Dickinson Brand products. They will also give free samples of their famous health and beauty products. Come and learn about the production of witch hazel.
Watch old time crafts people at work. Ross Johnson will demonstrate the work of a blacksmith and his daughter, Victoria, will wear and display her own 17th-19th century fashions. She also spins wool and creates custom-designed embroidered handkerchiefs.
Bring your chairs or blankets and listen to the free music. The classic rock and roll band, “SeeQuence,” composed of Jim Stopa and Brian Caron will start the festivities at noon. Followed by Kevin Day and his “Giggle Juice” band and acoustic guitarist Alexander Trovern-Trend.
The CHS will provide free doughnuts and apple cider.
Food will also be provided by these venders: Higher Grounds Coffee Shop, Main Street Pizza, and Crafty Cup Cakes.
Old-time games and crafts such as “Nine Man Morris,” making corn stalk dolls, quilts, and sewing journals are planned for children inside the 1840 one-room Chestnut Hill Schoolhouse and on the museum grounds.
Children will also be able to play with some of the wooden toys made long ago in the East Hampton factories.
Come and join us for a fun filled afternoon.
If you have any questions call Marty Podskoch at 860-267-2442 or email@example.com
Posted October 19, 2013
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