Children’s Day at the Old South SchoolHouse
Sunday, May 5th, from 2 to 4 PM
Johnson Road, Woodbridge CT
Please join us in learning what life was like in a one-room schoolhouse back in 1887 when the schoolhouse was built. Parents, please stay with your children to enjoy the games, lessons and light refreshments.
Fashion in Fiction
Presented by Kande Carle and hosted by the Amity and Woodbridge Historical Society
Sunday, May 19, 2019, 2 to 4 PM
First Church of Christ, 5 Meetinghouse Lane Woodbridge CT
A delightful show and tell as reflected in Jane Austen’s fiction. While dressed in authentic Regency attire, Ms. Carle gives a detailed overview of the clothing of the Regency Era, (the early 1800s) for both gentlemen and ladies. Then Ms. Carle shares excerpts from Austen’s personal letters as well as passages from some of the novels, highlighting Miss Austen’s use of clothing and fashion to define character and class, enhance the storyline, and develop plot points. Teens through adults will enjoy discovering just how important fashion was 200 years ago! Ms. Carle has been presenting historical programs since 1992, from Regency to Edwardian (1800-1915), and draws on her extensive background in theatre, dance and historical fashion to engage and enthrall the audience! This program is free and open to the public and is the Amity and Woodbridge’s Annual Meeting.
Friday, May 17th 8 to 3 PM, Rain date Saturday, May 18th
Historic Thomas Darling House
Come and find your treasure or rent a space for $15 at firstname.lastname@example.org.