Christmas at the Coley House - Guided Tours

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Christmas at the Coley House - Guided Tours

Explore the holidays and life in the 1940s as well as interactive exhibits for all ages.

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Weston History & Culture Center (Weston Historical Society) 104 Weston Road Weston, CT 06883

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About this event

Your ticket includes:

- a guided tour of the Coley House decorated for the holiday season

- admission to view our new rotating exhibit: "The Curious Case of Eleven O'Clock Road - How Weston Got Its Place Names"

Admission:

FREE to current Weston History & Culture Center ( Weston Historical Society) Members

$5.00: Adults(non members)

$3.00: Child - ages 3 - 17(non members)

FREE: Child - ages 0 - 2

What was the holiday season like on the homefront during World War II? On your guided tour, explore the Coley House decorated as it would have been during the 1940s. Learn how the Coley family lived, worked, and played during the 1940s. Using photographic evidence and historic research, rooms on the first floor have been interpreted in the 1941 - 1945 period when three generations of the Coley family occupied the home.

Complete your visit with self-guided tours of three new exhibitions in the Coley House.

In the back parlor, enjoy the interactive exhibition “Life in the 40’s”. Compare architecture, food, communication and education in the 1840s(when the house was built), 1940s(when the last three generations lived in the home) and then predict what life will look like in 2040!

Upstairs, explore the exhibition, “Let’s Play!” Without video games, TV and computers, how did children have fun in Weston all those years ago? Find out in this new permanent exhibit located in Jimmy Coley's former bedroom.

Across the hall is the exhibition, “Twelve Stories of Weston”, which uses objects from our collection as well as reproductions to highlight twelve important moments in Weston's history. From Weston's indigenous inhabitants, to the rise and fall of Weston's industrial age, to the impact of the Merritt Parkway, and the Saugatuck Reservoir, learn how Weston has evolved.

In our Visitor's Center, take a self -guided tour our new rotating exhibit: "The Curious Case of Eleven O'Clock Road- How Weston Got Its Place Names" explores through objects, maps and film, Weston's heritage and evolution. Young historians can learn about Weston history with fun activities in our Kids Corner!

Location: The Weston History & Culture Center (Weston Historical Society) is located at 104 Weston Road. Our parking lot is located on High Acre Road. (turn onto High Acre Road from Weston Road, then make a right into our parking lot.)

A special thank you to the Daniel E. Offutt, III Charitable Trust which generously funded the restoration and reinterpretation of the Coley House.

If you have questions, please email the Weston Historical Society at info@westonhistoricalsociety.org

The Weston Historical Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Learn more at: https://www.westonhistoricalsociety.org/

The Weston History & Culture Center (Weston Historical Society) would like to thank its annual sponsors: Fairfield County Bank and KMS Team at Compass.

No refunds unless the Weston History & Culture Center cancels the event.

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