2020 Events

Though the Leffingwell House Museum remains closed for tours, our business of preserving and educating on early Norwich history continues. Because of the constantly changing nature of the pandemic, all events originally planned for this year have been re-imagined based on the CT state reopening protocols.
There will be no tours of the museum except by special appointment. Contact us at info@leffingwellhousemuseum.org. Please give us one week’s notice. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through this reopening process.

Current museum outdoor activity dates and hours. There will be no tours of the museum.

Sept. 19, 11-4, Annual Benedict Arnold returns outdoors! The annual return of Benedict to Leffingwell, Kevin Titus portrays both coats at 11:30 & 1:30 in the garden. At 1 pm, Flock Theater presentation of heroic leg to Norwich government officials, Big Bear Trading Co., Brown’s Artillery Cannon. Free, donations gladly accepted, masks and social distancing will be observed. Free, but please ‘Add to the Pot’ to keep us cooking history! .
 
Oct. 3, 11-4,  Norwich Founders Day outdoors at Leffingwell we will be celebrating the 361 Anniversary of the Founding of Norwich in 1659 with noon proclamations from city and state, Norwich Bells ringing for the 35 Founding families and short presentation on the Founding of Norwich. Browse the wares of Big Bear Trading Co., a special ID for descendants of founding families. Masks and social distancing. Free, but please ‘Add to the Pot’ to keep us cooking history!

Oct. 17, 11-4 Scarecrows & Cocoa. Start with a scavenger hunt in the business Sponsored Scarecrow Garden, discover how chocolate was made in the 1700’s, indulge in a cocoa tasting contest. Watch the skill of Erich of Steinhagen Pottery and spinning with Janice. Masks and social distancing observed. Free but please ‘Add to the Pot’ to keep us cooking history!

Oct. 30-31, Haunted History- a public investigation with Arrowhead Paranormal Investigators. Reservations required as space is limited due to COVID protocols. 6-7:30, 8-9:30, 10-11:30. Contact:  redlakenation24@gmail.com with name, number in your ‘family bubble’, preferred date & time slot. $30 pp, no one under 12.

Keep checking our page as we will update the 2020 events!