Open House and Meeting Dates

Open House Dates

The Huntington Homestead is open to visitors May through October on the first and third Saturdays of each month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Many of these dates have special programming, and there are special events as well which occur on separate dates. The following is a full listing of all activities at the Homestead for 2016. All activities except the two-day encampment are free. Good will donations are always welcome!

*Denotes special event dates.

Open House Dates, 2016
May 7, 2016
One Misty, Moisty Morning 1820s Farmhouse Breakfast. Experience the senses observing the "family" sitting down for their morning meal.
May 21, 2016
Ernie Eldredge hosts an auction at the Homestead. 10 a.m.
June 4, 2016
*June 11, 2016
18th Century Ironing Day. Saturdays were good days to do family ironing. Experience the sights and smells of a 18th century working kitchen.
June 18, 2016
June 25, 2016
Tag Sale at the Homestead.
July 2, 2016
A Huntington Tea. For rural New England families the last meal of the day was Tea. Experience the family enjoying their nineteenth century supper.
July 16, 2016
August 6, 2016
Roping a Rope Bed and Making a Mattress. Help rope a rope bed and learn how New Englanders made a barley straw and corn husk mattress and help make one.
August 20, 2016
September 3, 2016
Samuel's Colonial Breakfast. See and smell a breakfast Samuel Huntington was most likely familiar with in 1747. "September brings the fruit so sweet: apples ripe from summer's heat."
September 17, 2016
*September 24 and 25, 2016
A Midday Meal From 1776 and a two-day encampment celebrating the 240th anniversary Sheldon's Horse Second Continental Light Dragoons, our country's first commissioned calvary unit. Schedule of activities to come.
October 1, 2016
A Dinner Samuel Huntington Would Recognize. Smell gingerbread warming near the fire and observe a farmhouse dinner Samuel would be satisfied with.
*October 8, 2016
Speaker Program: Frank Winiarski, a member of Sheldon's Horse 2nd Continental Light Dragoon who portrays French Major General De Chastullux, the second in command French officer during the Revolutionary War. The talk will focus on the W3R in Connecticut, a national historic trail. 1 to 3 p.m.
October 15, 2016
The Last Green Valley's Walktober walk around the old 1720 farmstead property. Heirloom cookies, cider and open house tours afterward. 10:30 a.m.
*October 29, 2016
Old Fashioned Popcorn on the Hearth. Conversation about witches in Colonial Connecticut and hearth popped popcorn as well as tours of the Homestead. 12 noon to 3 p.m.

Meeting Dates

The Board of Directors meets on the first Tuesday of every month at the Scotland Library conference room at 4 p.m.

Board of Directors and Committee Meetings, 2016
January 5, 2016
February 2, 2016
March 1, 2016
April 5, 2016
May 3, 2016
June 7, 2016
July 5, 2016
August 2, 2016
September 6, 2016
October 4, 2016
November 1, 2016
December 6, 2016

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The Huntington Homestead is owned and operated by the Governor Samuel Huntington Trust, Inc., P.O. Box 231, Scotland, CT 06264. A non-profit corporation formed in 1994, the Trust is authorized by the IRS to receive tax-exempt contributions. This site has been made possible by a grant from the Connecticut Society of the Cincinnati.
This page last modified on 04/24/2016.