‘Canal Day in Plainville’ program

The Plainville Historical Society will host a “Canal Day in Plainville” program Saturday, Jan. 14 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Historic Center, 29 Pierce St. People of all ages are invited to this free event. Elevator access is available. 

Visitors will receive a map and historical writeup of the Farmington Canal, which operated from 1828 to 1848 and played an important role in the history of Plainville. Informal talks will take place in the Canal Room throughout the afternoon. Topics will include the canal's construction, its commercial impact, life on a canal boat, and the local connection to the famous Amistad slave ship.

A special feature of the afternoon will be “Canal Day for Kids” activities and crafts. To make sure enough materials are prepared, families are asked to register children in advance by emailing plvhistorical@gmail.com (include names and phone number). Children should arrive no later than 2 p.m. on Jan. 14.

Snow date is Saturday, Jan. 21. Updates will be posted at plainvillehistoricalsociety.com and on the Plainville Historical Society’s Facebook page.


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