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The 14th annual Connecticut Open House Day is today.  

 

The Bethel Historical Society will be taking part.  Town Historian Patrick Wild will be hosting a game to test people's knowledge of Bethel's history. Contestants are going to answer multiple choice questions using the touch screen of their cell phones.  Results for each round of the game will be immediately scored, tabulated, and projected on a large screen to provide up-to-the-minute player standings. Prizes will be awarded for the game's top three contestants. There is no fee for the event, but donations to the Bethel Historical Society are encouraged.

 

People who registered for the event will face off in the lower room of Bethel Congregational Church at 1pm.  A number of tourist destinations are offering special discounts and promotions. 

 

Brookfield Museum & Historical Society is holding free admission from noon to 4pm.  In Danbury, the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut and Workspace Collective will have open gallery hours from 11am to 6pm.  The Connecticut Antique Machinery Association Museum in Kent is open 10am to 4pm and will give a free Connecticut mineral specimen from the Mining Museum.

 
Among the cultural sites participating is also the Village Center for the Arts in New Milford.  The Center will hold demonstrations on the pottery wheel, cartooning, drawing, and painting from 10am to 6pm.  The EverWonder Children’s Museum in Newtown is among those participating, offering half price admission.  The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield is offering free admission. 

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