Tags: In the Community
Three Greens Bus Tour with Rachel Carley
Date: Sunday, August 5
Time: 1:00-3:00pm (Bus begins loading at 12:45pm)
Location: Meets at Litchfield History Museum
Fee: $40 for members; $50 for non-members
Spots are filling up fast for this unique tour, so make sure to call and reserve your seat today!
A powerful emblem of New England tradition, the town green is the symbolic and physical heart of Connecticut’s colonial communities. Litchfield has not one, but three greens: the center village common, established c. 1718, and the Northfield and Milton greens, laid out after the Revolutionary War. Why three? Find out by joining Rachel Carley to explore the meaning of these fascinating artifacts of Connecticut town planning. Learn why Litchfield’s greens are important reflections of the political power enjoyed by the Congregational church in 18th-century Connecticut.
In addition to exploring the famed central green of Litchfield Village, home of the county’s first courthouse and the town’s iconic Congregational meetinghouse, visit the surprising “quiet corners” of the town. The tour will include a rare chance to visit the beautifully restored c. 1740 Peter Buell house in Milton, one of the oldest colonial dwellings in town. We will see where new parishes–and new greens–became the centers of historically and architecturally rich Litchfield communities that still preserve their own distinct identities.
To register for this tour, please call (860) 567-4501 or email firstname.lastname@example.org