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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Take a walk through New Haven history in Wooster Square



NEW HAVEN — The New Haven Museum, New Haven Preservation Trust and Historic WoosterSquare Association will hold "a special family-friendly walking tour & architectural scavenger hunt of the Wooster Square neighborhood" beginning at 11 a.m. May 19, according to a statement.
The walk is in honor of National Preservation Month, the statement said.
"During a compact 45-minute tour led by the New Haven Museum’s Director of Education, Michelle Cheng, children and their families will explore the various buildings and history that surround Wooster Square Park," the statement said.
Participants are to meet at the Christopher Columbus statue on the Chapel Street side of Wooster Square Park, the statement said. 
Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Space is limited. Attendees must register in advance at (203) 562-4183 x11 or education@newhavenmuseum.org.
Also in the statement: 
"The mission of the New Haven Preservation Trust is to honor and preserve New Haven’s architectural heritage — historic buildings and neighborhoods — through advocacy, education, and collaboration. Since its founding in 1961, the Trust has played a key role in the preservation and restoration of countless private residences and commercial buildings throughout the city. Through advocacy, distribution of information, historic research, tours, and private consultations, the Trust continues to be New Haven’s advocate for the centuries-old architectural heritage that defines our city.
The Historic Wooster Square Association is dedicated to preserving, enhancing and celebrating the Wooster Square neighborhood of New Haven, Connecticut. HWSA was founded in the 1980s as a homeowners association concerned with protecting the 19th century architecture surrounding Wooster Square."
The New Haven Museum, founded as the New Haven Colony Historical Society in 1862, is in downtown New Haven at 114 Whitney Ave. For more information, contact Cheng, at (203) 562-4183 ext. 11 or education@newhavenmuseum.org

Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.



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