NEWS & EVENTS
Restoration of Bushnell Farm Subject of Event
One of Connecticut's oldest houses will be open, free, to the public on Saturday, July 1, 2023 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The 1678 Joshua Bushnell House at Bushnell Farm at 1445 Boston Post Road in Old Saybrook was in the same family for 200 years and was restored during the 1930's.
"Restoration and Historic Preservation" will be the theme of the day long activities on the 22-acre site with six buildings and a recreated Woodland Period wigwam or wetu. Demonstrators will include aspects of early building practices, hearth cooking along with spinning and weaving in the unique Loom House. There will be interpreters in the 17th century House and in the 18th century Barn that today includes a Forge and Carriage House. The event and the on-site parking are free.
Contact Farm Curator, Brenda Milkofsky, for more information (860) 767-0674
Restored during the colonial revival that accompanied Connecticut's Tercentenary in 1935, the Bushnell Farmhouse stands today as one of the five oldest houses in the State. Open free on July 1, 2023.
Hearth cooking will be one of several activities at the free event at the historic Bushnell Farm on Saturday, July 1, 2023.