EASTON, Conn. Step out of your Mercedes and into a Model T Ford at the Historical Society of Easton's third annual Antique Car Show on Sunday, Aug. 7. To get a real feel for the past, the event will be hosted on the Bradley-Hubbell property , which dates to the 1800s. The event will be from 1 to 4 p.m. at 535 Black Rock Turnpike in Easton.
Model T Fords and other vintage cars will be displayed by Easton residents and Connecticut's Crankin Yanks, a Model T car association. Visitors are invited to check out the vintage cars and tour the Bradley-Hubbell Museum, as well as see its 1860 barn.
The Bradley-Hubbell property is a treasure that helps educate adults, children and Easton third-graders about the region's agricultural history. The Civil War era barn was a tool shed for the farmer who worked the land. Its existence tells a story of farming, family and community as documented in a rare manuscript written by John Dimon Bradley, who lived on the property as a boy in the early 1800s and described in detail his family's farming activities. Tours will include docent-led demonstrations of the collection of 18th and 19th century farm and kitchen tools used in the region.
Suggested donation is $5 per person. Children enter free. Proceeds benefit the Barn Restoration Fund. For more information, email HSEastoncCT@gmail.com or call (203) 581-0850.
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