Don't miss it! Our popular Christmas Fair will be December 1 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Parmelee Farmhouse. Decorations, gift baskets, ornaments, and home-baked treats await!
Sleepy Hollow Lantern Tours with Artful Living
Experience an outdoor theatrical lantern tour with Artful Living at the Sleepy Hollow Lantern Tour at the Historic Parmelee Farm Homestead in Killingworth on Friday, October 12th, Saturday October 13th, and Sunday, October 14th.
Meet colorful Sleepy Hollow residents as you seek out Ichabod. Partake in merry making at a good old-fashioned fall frolic, complete with refreshments. Might you glimpse a specter of the Headless Horseman himself? And what has befallen poor Ichabod? The legend continues… Legendary Fun appropriate for ages 8 and up!
Also Available: Autumnal Fare and Cider. Tour Times: Friday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m., and 9:00 p.m. Sunday at 7:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Cost: $15 per person To purchase tickets, go to www.ArtfulLivingCT.com (advance tickets required) Questions? Call 860.389.1363 This is an ‘any weather’ event so dress accordingly with proper footwear for walking uneven trails for short distances.
Killingworth Historical Society proudly unveils new logo
The Historical Society is pleased to present its new logo; a depiction of the Union District Schoolhouse, aka 'The Little Green Schoolhouse.'
In the nineteenth century, Killingworth had eight school districts each with its own one room schoolhouse: Center, Southwest, Chestnut Hill, Union, Lane, Pine Orchard, Stone House, Black Rock. The oldest is the Union District School located on Roast Meat Hill Road just south of Route 80. It was built in 1800 and painted green, so that it is known as the “Little Green Schoolhouse.”
The Historical Society purchased the Union District Schoolhouse in 1980 and restored the school, and its accompanying outhouse, to their original condition. In recent years, the Killingworth and Haddam historical societies have opened the property to local elementary school students to experience what it was like to attend a one-room school in the 1800s.
Annual Meeting & "Let's Talk About Quilts" with Susan Jerome Thursday, October 18, 7:00 p.m. Killingworth Fire House
The Killingworth Historical Society's annual meeting will feature Susan Jerome, Collections Manager of the University of Rhode Island Historic Textile and Costume Collection.
Quickly now, what do you think of when someone begins to speak of a quilt? Can pieces of fabric evoke an emotional response? This program explores the ways in which quilts have become part of American culture.
Using images of antique quilts and quilted objects, Ms. Jerome will discuss some of the definitions and ideas surrounding the word "quilt." How has the term evolved through time?
Learn about textile history and how technological change in producing fabric influenced the production of quilts - and the use of time - during the 19th century. The audience is encouraged to bring one quilt or quilted object with them. These objects will be used to illustrate and enhance the discussion of all-things-quilts, including care of your family heirloom.
Learn about textile history and how the development of cheap, printed cotton fabrics and synthetic dyes influenced quilt making in 19th century America.
Explore the different meanings of the word "quilt" and why quilting today is considered to be a "leisure time" activity.
Learn how to properly store textile heirlooms for future generations.
Learn something about family quilts and/or quilted objects.
Be able to ask questions relevant to textile and quilt history.
Susan J. Jerome is the Collections Manager at the University of Rhode Island Historic Textile and Costume Collection. She earned her MS degree from the URI Department of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design. She is also a principal at CT Quilt Works, focusing on textile conservation and restoration. Prior to continuing her education, she worked for a number of years at Mystic Seaport Museum. Ms. Jerome also works as a textile and quilt conservator and a consultant to museums and historical societies. An avid textilian, she is happiest when writing, talking and doing all things textile.
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