On a recent November morning the third grade students at Beecher Road School were hosted by the Amity and Woodbridge Historical Society at the Thomas Darling House at 1907 Litchfield Turnpike. Splitting up into 5 groups, the students got to hear and see what life was like back in the 1700s. While one group got to churn butter in the kitchen and discover how food was prepared, another group learned how to make apple cider and saw how the Darlings prepared for their long winters. Upstairs in the children’s room the students learned about spinning wool and saw Woodbridge’s first lending library. Outside students learned about the beginning or our country and the various flags that were flown while exploring the many outbuildings on the grounds of the Thomas Darling House.
Everyone left with a taste of the butter they churned, a sample of apple cider, their name written in calligraphy, a coloring book and postcard and an invitation to return with their families for the Darling Holiday Open House taking place on Sunday, December 7th from 2 to 4 PM. The public is invited to come and see how the house museum will be decorated and how the holiday would have been celebrated in our past. Homemade refreshments, live music and song from the Amity Chamber Singers will all be on hand. Please join us for a delightful afternoon. Go to www.woodbridgehistory.org for more information.