NEW HAVEN -T
he New Haven Museum will hold a Family Day at the Pardee-Morris House, located
from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 12
at 325 Lighthouse Road
"There will be demonstrations of
early crafts such as gilding, caning, woodworking, spinning, weaving and much
more," according to a release. "Children will also be able to paint pumpkins, try out colonial games,
create tin-punch decorations, make assorted colonial crafts, try their hand at
period woodworking tools, and more."
The New Haven Free Public Library
’s Readmobile will be there to
provide various service.
Tthe Lancraft Fife & Drum
Corps also will perform.
Admission is free, but donations are welcome.
Refreshments from Chestnut
Fine Foods will be available for purchase.
For more information, contact Michelle Cheng
, Director of Education
at (203) 562-4183 ext. 11 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Also in the release:
House is one of the oldest surviving historic structures in Connecticut
. Originally built by Amos Morris
around 1750, the house was burned by the British during their raid on New Haven
in 1779 and was
rebuilt by the Morris family the following year. In 1915, William Pardee, a
descendant of the Morris family, willed the property to the New Haven Colony
Historical Society, today the New
The Pardee-Morris House is open seasonally for tours and programs.
The New Haven Museum
founded in 1862 as the New Haven Colony Historical Society, is located in
downtown New Haven
at 114 Whitney Avenue
The Museum is currently celebrating 150 years of collecting, preserving and
interpreting the history and heritage of Greater New Haven. Through its
collections, exhibitions, programs and outreach, the Museum brings 375 years of
history to life.