Fourth of July parade, 1928 Old Canterbury/Plainfield bridge in winter, c.1920 Canterbury Green looking to the northeast, c.1950 Setting the Rochambeau Memorial March marker, May 2006 The Willoughby house at the intersection of Routes 14 & 169, c.1930 Walter Papuga at his Westminster Hill Store, c.1960 Preserving the Cleaveland Cemetery gate, 1976 The Asa Bacon Homestead, c.1900 Recess at the Green School, c. early 1900s Carpenter's hoops ready for delivery, c.1920s Calvary Chapel, c.1940s Butts Bridge under construction, 1936 Near Old RT 14 Quinebaug Bridge, c.1912 Arthur Bennett's sawmill, c.1920 Charles Barstow with buggy, c. early 1900s John Warner Barber print of Canterbury Green, 1835 Jonathan Wheeler House -- built 1760 Dr. Helen Baldwin & family, c.1945 The Flood of August 1955
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Saturday, September 14th 2013 at 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Canterbury Green, South Canterbury Road adjacent to the First Congregational Church - on Rte 169 just south of the junction of CT routes 169 & 14  

ANNUAL OLD HOME DAY, Sponsored by the Canterbury Historical Society—Free Parking & Admission, Rain or Shine
Save the date, September 14, for the Canterbury Historical Society’s 2013 Old Home Day on Canterbury green.
Meet old friends and make new ones. Enjoy demonstrations by pliers of many traditional crafts and trades; local farm products; animals; live music; historical re-enactors; and great food. Become acquainted with local civic and nonprofit leaders and what their organizations do.
Visit the restored 19th century, one-room Green District Schoolhouse, explore the exhibits inside on Canterbury’s old one-room district schools, and chat with folks who attended them.

Bring the kids. There’s something for everyone at this annual, old-timey, quintessentially New England celebration that has become Canterbury’s way of welcoming fall.

Exhibitors as of September 10, 2013—Check Back for Updates

  • Nancy Allyn, antique chair restoration
  • Bib's Confections, pastry chef
  • Grant Bombria, broom maker
  • Keri Boucher, Iris Creek Farm, hand-spun yarn, dyed locks of wool, felted items, angora goats
  • Fred and Fred Brehant, traditional blacksmiths
  • Burgis Brook Alpacas, alpacas for sale, yarn, roving, fiber crafts, breeding, plus a garlic cart
  • Amy Burroughs, miniature horses and goats
  • Campion & Holdridge, antique building restoration and new post & beam construction
  • Canterbury Agricultural Commission
  • Canterbury Cones, fresh ice cream, yogurt ice cream, nondairy sorbet
  • Canterbury Economic Development Commission
  • Canterbury Historical Society—your Old Home Day hosts—offering home-baked goods, and free children’s activities with Victoria Cox and Hayly Marshall
  • Canterbury Lions, offering hamburgers, hot dogs, soda, and chips
  • Canterbury VFW
  • Glenn Alan Cheney, author, selling and signing two of his histories, How a Nation Grieves: Press Accounts of the Death of Lincoln, the Hunt for Booth, and America in Mourning, and Thanksgiving: The Pilgrims' First Year in America.
  • Community Emergency Response Team of Canterbury
  • Connecticut State Police, history of their organization
  • David Costanzo, artist
  • Crafty Rabbit, Ric Nadeau, hand-operated jigsaw crafts
  • Kevin Davis, beeswax candles
  • Jamie Doughty, free face painting
  • Wendy DuPont, honeybee keeper
  • James Easton, woodcarver
  • Finnish American Heritage Society, offering pulla bread
  • First Congregational Church, offering homemade pies
  • Friends of the Canterbury Public Library
  • Friends of the Prudence Crandall Museum
  • Girl Scouts of Connecticut, Nipmuc Service Unit
  • Howard Valley Fudge
  • Bill Kivic, waffle and wafer making over open fire
  • Al Kostuk, kettle corn
  • Jim and Sue Kostuk, rope makers
  • Lance Kozikowski, period-style metal works in iron, copper, tin, and pewter
  • Maple Leaf Farm, local maple syrup and other goodies
  • Meadowstone Farm, locally made artisanal goat and cow cheeses, handcrafted soaps and lotions
  • Bob Noiseux, free car rides in a cool 1953 Dodge
  • Doug O'Connor, fine handcrafted Windsor furniture
  • Alton Orlomoski, antiques display
  • Linda Orlomoski, New England photography
  • Reggie Phillips, vintage tractors
  • Plainfield Historical Society
  • Debby Plantamuro, wildlife artist
  • Linda and Ernest Provencher, handmade woodenware
  • Hailey Quercia, artist and keeper of heritage breed chickens
  • Roseland Cottage Education Department, Historic New England, Civil War re-enactors
  • Paul Rulli Reproductions, museum-quality 17th and 18th century furniture reproductions
  • Samuel Huntington Trust
  • Eileen Savage, My Friends and Me, quilter and embroiderer
  • Brian Sear, traditional printing press
  • Triple C Cakes, Cindy Miller, homemade cakes for all occasions
  • Ann L. Vaillencourt, Kitt Brook Studio, watercolors and pastels of Canterbury and surrounding area
  • Chili Bob Whatley, early American re-enactor

Live music all day! Performance times are approximate.

  • 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Rick Spencer
  • 11:00 - 11:45 AM, Mystic Brass Quintet
  • Noon - Frank May performs National Anthem
  • 12:15 - 1:15 PM, Dave Orlomoski & Tim Parry
  • 1:30 - 2:30 PM, World's Smallest Quartet
  • 2:45 - 3:45 PM, Everett St. Louis & Jack Kerouac
Parking and admission are always free. This event will go on rain or shine.
For photos of last year’s Old Home Day by our official photographer, the talented Linda Orlomoski, click here!i=2089457963&k=VDGhptH.

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Cliff Williams with saw rig, c.1920s The Prudence Crandall House, c. early 1900s First Congregational Church, December 1963 First Congregational Church fire, December 1963 Ford (Fort) Ned remains, 2002 Frink & Wright Store, c.1930 Canterbury Grange, c. 1920s Teacher Happie K. Tracy, c. 1950s Fly rod maker Hiram Hawes, c. 1920s Henry Larkham & friend, c. 1900s Canterbury Plains, c. early 1900s Statue of Moses Cleaveland in Cleveland, Ohio Bennett's skunk farm on Graff Road, c.1920s