Open House Day

Ellington - posted May, 14 2013

ELLINGTON - The Nellie McKnight Museum, 70 Main St., Ellington will be open on Saturday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to celebrate Connecticut Open House Day. This event is sponsored by the Connecticut Office of Tourism. The house museum was built in 1812 in the Federalist style by the Sexton family. Admission is free. The Open House will also feature an archaeological dig on the grounds of the Museum. Participants will learn the techniques of excavation and will participate in ongoing research of the property. Archaeologists from the Friends of the Office of State Archaeologists will give instructions on how to dig, and what to look for. This event will be held rain or shine. The dig will be from 10 a.m. until noon and will be free of charge. With such a short time allocation, the dig will be limited to eight participants. Young people ages 7-16 may sign up by calling 860-875-5804. All participants must be accompanied by an adult. Observers are welcome. For more information visit

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