Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Friends & Family Day at Pardee-Morris House

Sponsored by: New Haven Museum

Fall is nigh on the Connecticut coastline, so it’s time to gather kith and kin and head to “Friends and Family Day” at the historic Pardee-Morris House, 325 Lighthouse Road, New Haven. The all-ages, free event will be held on Sunday, September 23, 2018, from noon to 4 p.m., rain or shine, and hosted by the New Haven Museum, which owns and operates the historic site. From musket demonstrations to colonial crafts, the event offers something for everyone.

Visitors will enjoy a variety of activities throughout the afternoon. There will be guided tours of the c.1780 Pardee-Morris House, which replaced the original home burnt by raiding British redcoats in 1779. Members of the 6th Connecticut Regiment, in full colonial dress, will portray Revolutionary War soldiers. Fort Nathan Hale Restoration Projects will exhibit artifacts recovered during an archeological dig at Fort Nathan Hale on New Haven Harbor, and Friends of Fort Wooster will discuss the history of New Haven’s Fort Wooster, the site of skirmishes during the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812.

Participatory crafts for children will include tin-punch lantern making, corn-husk-doll making, pumpkin painting and face painting. Participatory crafts for children will include tin-punch lantern making, corn-husk-doll making, pumpkin painting and face painting.

Colonial crafters will be on hand to demonstrate their expertise, including Daniel L. Bosques, a folk artisan and historical interpreter, who will showcase flintknapping and bow and hand drills, Jody Bishel, with plant-based wool dyeing, and wool spinning by Dawn Satir.

Admission: free
Pardee-Morris House
325 Lighthouse Rd.
New Haven
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