CONN Open House Day
CT Trolley Museum will participate in the 16th Annual Connecticut Open House Day – a unified celebration of the state’s fascinating world of art, history, and tourism – on June 13, 2020. During this one-day event, CT Trolley Museum, along with more than 200 other organizations and attractions throughout the state, will open its doors and offer special incentives (discounts, free admission, free gifts, special offers, etc.) to visitors.
This exciting statewide event, sponsored by the Connecticut Office of Tourism (COT), is designed to broaden awareness among residents of Connecticut’s exceptional cultural and tourism assets and encourage them to become ambassadors who share their newfound discoveries with visiting family and friends.
Receive free admission with one paid admission, higher price prevails. To qualify for any Open House Day special, all visitors must
show a valid Connecticut driver’s license.
Connecticut Open House Day also includes opportunities to become a Connecticut Ambassador as part of COT’s Ambassador Program, an ongoing initiative designed to cultivate pride among residents in the state’s many diverse historic, arts, tourism and
entertainment treasures. For more information about Connecticut Open House Day, visit www.CTvisit.com or call 1-888-CTvisit.
The Connecticut Electric Railway Association, Inc. is the owner and operator of the Connecticut Trolley Museum. Founded in October 1940, it is the nation’s oldest incorporated organization dedicated to the preservation of the trolley era.
As a non-profit institution, its educational and historical aim is the establishment of a full scale operating street and interurban railroad system with the appropriate accessory equipment and buildings, to recreate an important phase of New England’s business and social life from 1890 to 1949. A three-mile round trip streetcar ride with an educational narrative is provided to the museum’s visitors during their visit. All work at the museum, except for one paid employee in the museum office, is done by volunteers. There are over 70 pieces or rail equipment owned by the museum, some of them dating as far back as 1869. This collection is made up of passenger and freight streetcars, elevated railway cars, interurban cars, service cars, locomotives (diesel and electric), passenger and freight railroad cars, and other pieces of miscellaneous railway equipment.
Father’s Day Behind the Scenes Tour
“Behind-the-Scenes” tour will give visitors the opportunity to take a close-up look at some of the current restoration projects including Connecticut Company #3001, Brooklyn Rapid Transit #169 & Northern Ohio Traction & Light Co. #1500 ‘Northern’. Additionally, tour the grounds that are normally closed off to visitors with a Museum guide.
During your visit you will also learn more about our sixteen Firetrucks and Fire alarm office with a working 1904 Gamewell panel fire alarm system that is actively used at the Museum.
Get up close and personal as you climb aboard selected Trolleys from our incredible collection. Tour our Visitor Center full of historic trolleys. Pack a picnic lunch and come and spend some time with the family. You can ride the Trolley cars as many times as you would like!
Dads and Granddads receive FREE admission when accompanied by a paying adult or child.
Admission is $13.00 for ages 13 and up, $12.00 for seniors (62 and up), $11.00 for ages 4-12 and $4 for ages 3 and under. Museum Members receive half off admission.
The Connecticut Trolley Museum is located at 58 North Road (Rt. 140) and is a short 15 minutes north of Hartford or a short 15 minutes south of Springfield.
East Windsor Chamber of Commerce is very excited this year as we Honor Syme Family Farm as Our East Windsor Business of the Year at East Windsor Chamber of Commerce’s 25th Annual Meeting to be held at the Newly Revitalized Broad Brook Opera House with Delicious Appetizers provided by Merlot on the Water.
This event is Open to the Public and are Inviting All who wish to Celebrate with Syme Family Farm to Join Us as we Present this Award.
The evening includes Tasty Appetizers(cash bar), Election of 2020-21 Officers and Board members of the Chamber followed by this Prestigious Award.
The Syme Family Farm will join our recent Past Recipients such as Stanton Equipment,JR Russo & Associates, Golden Gavel Auction and Windsor Federal Savings which have had a Positive Impact on the East Windsor Community as a whole.
The evening will start at 5pm with a Social Hour(or so) followed by the Celebration program and Presentation of the 2020 East Windsor Business of the Year Award of Syme Family Farm.
An RSVP is requested to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 5th.
Syme Family Farm is on the Reasons that East Windsor is “Where The Sun Rises” on Business and Community.
For more info you may contact the email or Jimbo at 860 221 8821.