The Matthew Curtiss House, home of the Newtown Historical Society, is one of the oldest buildings on Main Street. The Historical Society will hold an open house on Sunday December 2nd at the home, which was constructed in 1750. Docents will lead tours between Noon and 4pm. The annual holiday party for Historical Society members will follow the open house, from 5-7. The Newtown Historical Society is a volunteer organization with no paid staff. Collections and artifacts at the museum represent the House throughout its life, not just the period of Curtiss ownership. All the items reflect either a direct Newtown connection or are examples of things that might have been used in the town, whether for work, play, or to celebrate an occasion.