Daniel Benton Homestead Museum
154 Metcalf Road, Tolland
Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 20, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
The Benton Homestead will welcome Native American and English colonial reenactors who portray life in 17th century New England. The talented interpreters in period clothing will focus on how Native Americans interacted with the English colonists during the 1600s as settlements expanded throughout the region. Visitors can speak with skilled artisans who demonstrate the daily life of both cultures.
Demonstrations include flint knapping, 17th century medicines, open hearth cooking, quill work, finger weaving, military drills and arms and armor.
The museum will also be open for tours. The weekend is a unique opportunity to experience a little bit of New England as it was 300 years ago in an authentic setting. This is a family-friendly event that only happens once a year.
Photo: Homestead Director Gail White Usher is seen in the center of the photo from last year’s event.