Upcoming events

    • Saturday, October 13, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 115 Newgate Road, East Granby CT
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    We couldn't think of a better month for a behind the scenes tour of Old New-Gate Prison and Copper Mine than October!

    Join us in East Granby on October 13 at 10:00am for a guided behind the scenes tour of the prison yard and copper mine with site manager Morgan Bengel. 

    A National Historic Landmark and State Archaeological Preserve, Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine (1773) in East Granby, Connecticut is the oldest surviving state prison in the nation. The site consists of 45 acres of land, including the one-acre prison yard enclosed by a 12-foot tall masonry perimeter wall that encompasses the entrance to the underground copper mine, a rehabilitated two-story Guardhouse, and the standing ruins of four other buildings: a two-story Chapel, a two-story Nail Shop, a two-story Workshop, and a four-story Cell Block. The dank mine tunnels, menacing perimeter walls, and hulking prison ruins still convey an environment of confinement and awe.

    For more information about Old New-Gate check out their Facebook page or visit


    CLHO Members: FREE 
    Non-members: $15 
    Students: $15 / CCSU Students FREE

    **BE ADVISED**
    Due to the terrain of the mine, New-Gate requires all guests wear closed toe shoes the day of the event. Thank you.

    • Wednesday, October 17, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM


    Enchantment Encampment: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the 2018 Wee Faerie Village Lettersburg Junction: Wee Faerie Homesteads from A to Z and 1-2-3


    Fall Meeting of the Connecticut Museum Educator Roundtable
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018
    Florence Griswold Museum
    96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 

    Presented by David D.J. Rau,
    Director of Education and Outreach
    Welcome by New Director, Becky Beaulieu



    Now in its 10th year, the Florence Griswold Museum’s Wee Faerie Village has become a fantasy phenomenon that drives thousands of visitors to the Museum each October—many donning wings and glitter. Come learn about the development process of the yearly event as well as many lessons learned over the last decade. Event includes a discussion regarding several installations followed by a self-guided tour of the village. This year’s theme, Lettersburg Junction: Wee Faerie Homesteads from A to Z and 1-2-3 features over 30 faerie-scaled installations based on the alphabet, numbers, and symbols presented in a fun and imaginative way.


    This program is FREE! However, we are accepting $10 donations on the day of the event to CMER for a logo development project. 



Connecticut League of History Organizations
Central Connecticut State University
Department of History
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050
(860) 832-2674


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