Open House and Harvest Hike

Sunday October 15 th, 2 – 4 PM at the Historic Thomas Darling House. 1907 Litchfield Turnpike, Woodbridge CT

Come see what we have cooking in our hearth, check out some interesting things from our archives and participate in a guided hike on the Loop Trail behind the Darling House. Hike starts promptly at 2 PM and is suitable for all ages.


Fall Tavern Night ~ 2017

Sunday, November 5, 2017 ~ 5 to 8 PM

Taverns served many purposes in colonial New England. A place to catch up on news, discuss politics, farming, or local gossip. Patrons also played games such as backgammon, cards and dice. Many taverns were also places to dance, socialize, and of course travelers stopped by for a meal, a drink or two, and a clean bed.  Although taverns typically did not offer much in the way of luxury, guests hoped for clean lodging, a good meal and a decent place for their horse.

The board members and volunteers of the Amity and Woodbridge Historical Society welcome you to the historic Thomas Darling House for their fall Tavern Night.

They turn back time and transform the house-museum into their version of an old time tavern. Complete with a four course meal, fresh brewed ales, (and other drinks), live music, and interesting company, Tavern Night makes a great night out with family or friends.  Food is prepared in the open hearths of the house, and rooms are decorated simply for the affair. Thomas, and his wife Abigail, welcome guests in period costumes.

Reservations are required. Please email info@woodbridgehistory.org.  The price of $45 for members of the Historical Society, and $60 for non members gets guests all they can eat and drink at the event. Non members are also given a one year membership to the Historical Society with their payment. We look forward to seeing you!



The Woodbridge 2017 Notable Trees Project has recently been organized to honor the notable trees of Woodbridge by identifying their species, surveying their size, and preparing local listings to memorialize their place in our community.

This effort is being led by four local civic and environmental groups, including the Woodbridge Park Association, the Woodbridge Garden Club, the Woodbridge Land Trust and the Amity and Woodbridge Historical Society.

We are interested in receiving leads to trees in town notable for their size and historic significance. We want to hear from local residents who own or know of specimens. All nominations should be reported on this form and sent to the Woodbridge Park Association at the mailing address shown on the form or by email to president@woodbridgeparks.org.

We would like to hear from as many of you as possible in the coming weeks in planning our spring tree measuring activities.

Many thanks for helping us to make the Woodbridge 2017 Notable Trees Project a success!

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