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This calendar was last updated June 5, 2014.  Check this page or Enfield-area newspapers for event schedule updates.

The Old Town Hall Museum and the Martha A. Parsons House Museum are open Sundays 2:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. May through October and other times by appointment.  The Wallop School Museum is open one Sunday per month, June through September, 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. and other times by appointment.  Wallop School open house dates are listed in the calendar below as soon as they are scheduled.

Our museums are open for the season.  Come see us soon!

Our events are open to the public free of charge!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Father's Day - The Old Town Hall Museum is closed for Father's Day.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Wallop School Museum

Wallop School Open House - 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the Wallop School Museum, 250 Abbe Road on the corner of Wallop School Road.  There are only four open houses this year.  Don't miss this chance to see our beautifully restored one-room school.  Alumni of one-room schools, who love to share their school experiences and stories and to answer your questions, look forward to seeing you at the Wallop School. 

The Wallop School was one of the last one-room schoolhouses in use in Connecticut.  The original structure was built in 1754, the same year that the local citizens voted to establish school districts.  It was destroyed by fire about 1800 and replaced by the present one-room brick building.  The “new” school housed several different grade levels and operated continuously until 1947.  The Enfield Historical Society acquired the building in 1961 and opened the Wallop School Museum to the public.  Recently, the Society completed a multi-year restoration of the school, carefully and lovingly recreating the atmosphere and character of its last years as an active school.

Remember - the public is very welcome to this FREE museum, so don't be shy!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Hazardville parade

Enfield 4th of July Celebration on the Town Green -

The Old Town Hall Museum is closed for the day.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Wallop School Museum

Wallop School Open House - 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the Wallop School Museum, 250 Abbe Road on the corner of Wallop School Road.  There are only three open houses left this year.  Don't miss this chance to see our beautifully restored one-room school.  Alumni of one-room schools, who love to share their school experiences and stories and to answer your questions, look forward to seeing you at the Wallop School. 

Remember - the public is very welcome to this FREE museum, so don't be shy!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Wallop School Museum

Wallop School Open House - 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the Wallop School Museum, 250 Abbe Road on the corner of Wallop School Road.  There are only two open houses left this year.  Don't miss this chance to see our beautifully restored one-room school.  Alumni of one-room schools, who love to share their school experiences and stories and to answer your questions, look forward to seeing you at the Wallop School. 

Remember - the public is very welcome to this FREE museum, so don't be shy!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Wallop School Museum

Wallop School Open House - 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the Wallop School Museum, 250 Abbe Road on the corner of Wallop School Road.  There is the last open house for this year.  Don't miss this last chance to see our beautifully restored one-room school in 2014.  Alumni of one-room schools, who love to share their school experiences and stories and to answer your questions, look forward to seeing you at the Wallop School. 

Remember - the public is very welcome to this FREE museum, so don't be shy!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Pearl Street Library

Karl O'Konis presents 1914 Enfield - 6:30 P.M. at the Enfield Senior Center, 299 Elm Street.  Please note the special day, time, and location for this program.  2014 is the 100th anniversary of Enfield's Pearl Street Library.  In honor of this historic milestone for our great, historic library, Karl O'Konis, President of the Enfield Historical Society, will present a special program about Enfield in the year that the Pearl Street Library opened.  Scores of photos from circa 1914 combined with stories of what was happening in our town, country, and around the world will bring to life the world that the Pearl Street Library debuted to.

Remember - the public is very welcome to this FREE program, so don't be shy!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Old Town Hall Exhibits

Last Open Day - 2:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. at the Old Town Hall Museum, 1294 Enfield Street, Route 5., and the Martha A. Parsons House Museum, 1387 Enfield Street, Route 5.  Now that you have spent the summer honing your procrastination skills, you can take this final opportunity in 2014 to visit our outstanding museums! 

Remember - the public is very welcome to these FREE museums, so don't be shy!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Bill Mellow

Chef Bill Mellow presents "Hinks' Mess" and the Civil War Cook - 7:00 P.M. at the Enfield American Baptist Church, 129 Post Office Road.  It is July 1, 1863. Union and Confederate armies had just collided outside the previously anonymous Pennsylvania town of Gettysburg.  At dusk, in the failing light, cook-fires can be seen on McPherson's farm where Brig. General John Buford's Cavalry Division is camped.  Out beyond the Chambersburg Pike, Brig. General Joseph Davis' Brigade is preparing dinner.  The aromas from Southern cooking intermingled with those of the North.  Learn about Civil War cooking, campfires, and Sergeant-Major William Bliss Hincks of the 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Regiment. 

Chef Bill Mellow is an honors graduate of the Connecticut Culinary Institute.  He is the former Director of the Recreational Cooking Program and Chef Instructor in the Professional Pastry and Baking Program at CCI.  Now the cook for Hincks’ Mess, Company F, 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry and the author of a Civil War cookbook combining historical fact, historical fiction, and over 60 period recipes, many of which have been prepared over an open campfire and served at living history events.

Remember - the public is very welcome to this FREE program, so don't be shy!

Monday, November 24, 2014

BaseBall

Craig Hotchkiss presents Base Ball as Mark Twain Knew It - 7:00 P.M. at the Enfield American Baptist Church, 129 Post Office Road.  Mark Twain once said that baseball was “the very symbol of the raging, tearing, booming nineteenth century,” a very apt description of the national pastime during the Gilded Age which echoes his lifelong interest in the struggle of America to achieve a “more perfect union” with regard to ethnicity, race, gender, class and the use of American power abroad.  As an owner of Hartford’s own minor league baseball club, Twain was aware of how the “national game” mirrored the best and the worst traits of our national character, developing these themes most comprehensively in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.

Craig Hotchkiss is the Education Program Director at The Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, Connecticut.

Remember - the public is very welcome to this FREE program, so don't be shy!