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Christmas at the Coley House
December 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$3 – $5
Weston History & Culture Center ( Weston Historical Society), 104 Weston Rd
Explore a World War II home front Christmas at the Coley House at the Weston History & Culture Center ( Weston Historical Society) 104 Weston Road, Weston, CT. Guided tours at 1pm, 2pm & 3pm on November 20, December 1, 4, 8, 15, 18, 22. Free for Members, Non-members: $5 adults, $3 child.
Advanced tickets encouraged. Tickets at www.WestonCTHistory.org. Limited tickets at the door.
What was the holiday season like on the home front during World War II? On your guided tour, explore the Coley House decorated as it would have been during the 1940s and learn about how the holidays were celebrated during World War II.
Also, explore how the Coley family lived, worked, and played during the 1940s. Using photographic evidence and historic research, rooms on the first floor have been interpreted in the 1941 – 1945 period when three generations of the Coley family occupied the home.
Over the course of 5 years, the Coley House has undergone restoration work as well as a reinterpretation which includes new exhibits and a focus on life in the 1940s. No other historic house in Connecticut reflects the 1940s era which makes the Coley House unique!
Complete your visit with tours of three new exhibitions in the Coley House: “Life in the 40s- 1840s, 1940s & 2040,” “Let’s Play,” and “Twelve Stories of Weston History.” Then in our Visitor’s Center, take a self -guided tour our new rotating exhibit: “The Curious Case of Eleven O’Clock Road- How Weston Got Its Place Names” explores through objects, maps and film, Weston’s heritage and evolution. Young historians can learn about Weston history with fun activities in our Kids Corner!
The Weston History & Culture Center (Weston Historical Society) is located at 104 Weston Road. Parking lot and entrance is located on High Acre Road. Please check-in at our Visitor’s Center (red building adjacent to parking lot).