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, October 26th 2013 at 1:00 to 3:00 PM
Location: Meet at the Green District Schoolhouse on Library Road (behind First Congregational Church—6 South Canterbury Road), Canterbury - participants may park in the church parking lot  

Walktober Stroll in the Village Center: Colorful Canterbury, sponsored by the Canterbury Historical Society

Learn about the colorful history and architecture of a sampling of properties located within the Canterbury Center Historic District on this walk. Canterbury Historical Society Corresponding Secretary Ellen Wilson provides historical background, while paint color expert Sally Zimmerman of Historic New England shares information on how to help a historic home look its best with period color. See firsthand how color and architectural style come together to create character and curb appeal in Canterbury, named Connecticut's 2012 "Best Old House Neighborhood" by This Old House magazine.

This free walk will last about one and a half or two hours, and will be held rain or shine. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.

Ms. Zimmerman, a nationally recognized specialist in period paint colors and their uses, is Manager of Historic Preservation Services at Historic New England, where she heads the Historic Homeowner program.

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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