Learn about the grand home Curtis Veeder built during Connecticut Historical Society tours on February 28

February 17, 2015 · Press Releases

Hartford, Conn., February 17, 2015 – When Asylum Avenue still passed through cow pastures, Curtis Veeder built a grand home with an elevator, central vacuum, and even an indoor car wash. These special tours, to be held Saturday February 28 at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., will highlight features of the 1928 house, now the home of the Connecticut Historical Society, that are not regularly accessible to the public.

Come unlock the secrets of the Veeder House and learn more about the historic house and the history of its West End neighborhood. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and are appropriate for ages 12 and up. The tour is free for CHS members, $4 to $8 for non-members and includes general admission to the museum and library. Space is limited and reservations are recommended.

For reservations or more information, call (860) 236-5621 ×289 or email Jenny Steadman at jennifer_steadman@chs.orghttps://chs.org/event/secrets-veeder-house-tour-7/.

About the Connecticut Historical Society

Established in Hartford in 1825, the Connecticut Historical Society is the official state historical society of Connecticut and one of the oldest historical societies in the nation.

Located at 1 Elizabeth Street in Hartford, CHS houses a nonprofit museum, library, archive and education center that is open to the public. The CHS campus houses a research center containing over 3.5 million manuscripts, graphics, books, artifacts, and other historical materials.

CHS programs and exhibits help Connecticut residents connect with each other, have conversations that shape our communities and make informed decisions based on our past and present.

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