Museum Opening Day

Events > Museum Opening Day

June 5, 2022. 1:30PM – 4:30PM. Mansfield Historical Society Museum

This year’s annual museum opening day will be on Sunday June 5TH at 1:30PM

This year our main exhibit will look at how the poor were supported in Mansfield from the 1800s to the 1930s. It will focus on the Mansfield Poor House, the Connecticut Soldiers’ Orphans’ Home, and some of the federal social programs and public works projects that assisted Mansfield’s needy during the Great Depression. There will also be an exhibit that recognizes the Stearns family and their Mountain Dairy business. This year marks the 250th anniversary of when Boaz Stearns and his family settled on Chestnut Hill in 1772.

Local musician Bruce John will perform from 1:30-3:00 on the museum grounds.

Admission is $5.00 and visitors are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to be donated to the Mansfield food pantry.

The wearing of face masks inside the museum is optional but encouraged. Following the opening, the museum will be open on Saturday and Sunday, 1:30 – 4:30PM through the end of September.

You can purchase a ticket for visiting the museum through our website or at the door on the day of your visit.

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