Monday, July 21, 2014

At the Old State House: 'From Farming to Therapy: Animals at Work'

There will be a program at noon July 29 at Connecticut’s Old State House dubbed "From Farming to Therapy: Animals at Work," organizers said in a a release.

"Enjoy a presentation on nineteenth-century agrarian life" by Rhys Simmons, coordinator of Agriculture at Old Sturbridge Village, followed by a panel discussion led by the Connecticut Network’s (CT-N) Diane Smith, the release said.

 Smith "will sit down with Simmons and other animal experts to discuss the various roles animals hold inside the working world and the steps that have been taken and should be taken to ensure their safety."

The horses of Hartford’s Mounted Police will visit at the end of the program, the release said. The free event is sponsored by Connecticut Humanities.

Did you know: "Connecticut's Old State House served as a seat of government for the Constitution State from 1796 to 1878. The Old State House Shop, located on the Main Street side of the building, provides visitors an opportunity to purchase great, quality-made Connecticut and Hartford themed gifts, products and apparel. The Old State House Farmers Market, the oldest of its kind in the state, is open Tuesdays and Fridays throughout the summer."

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