The Slice of Life is a look into the everyday life of folks in Eastern CT in the early 1800’s. You can meet and talk with actors of people who lived in our community during that time period, ask them questions, help them with their “chores” and be a part of history. The event will be held on Saturday, April 30 from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM in Windham, CT.
Our region of CT has so many interesting stories that we want to share with you. This living history event will be held at three different locations. Spend part of your day or the whole day with your family learning about life in Eastern CT in 1830. You can be a part of a town meeting, learn how they made bonnets, learn a lesson in a schoolhouse, go to a wealthy family’s house and learn how to dip candles, do your laundry (without machines!), play a musical instrument, make herbal teas to cure your illnesses, learn how to weave, bake bread, make soap and preserve food. Join us in Windham Center for a wedding, some famous artwork, and visit the doctor! You can even hear some ghost stories. Did you know that horsed used to pull the trains on the tracks? You will be able to talk to real live people and ask them question, listen to their stories, and learn lots of fun and amazing new things!
The event is free for people under 18 years, and $10 for anyone over 18 years. Admission includes access to all events, people and museums. We really appreciate your contribution to keeping these wonderful historical places available for all to enjoy! You can register HERE or with cash on the day of the event. You can start anywhere you want as most of the activities will be going on throughout the day. However, there are only 2 official town hall meetings so don’t miss them! Here are the locations:
Windham Town Hall, 979 Main Street (Town meetings at 10:00 and 2:00)
Jillson House, 627 Main Street
Windham Center, Rt. 14 & Rt. 203
This event is brought to you by the The Partnership for Arts and Culture, a nonprofit group whose mission is to promote the arts, history and culture of Eastern CT. It is a collaboration between The Windham Region Partnership For Arts & Culture, Windham Arts, Windham Region Chamber of Commerce Foundation, The America Museum, CT Eastern Railroad Museum, Windham Historical Society, Town of Windham, Arts & Entertainment Commission, Windham Preservation, Dr. Chester Hunt Museum.