The Huntington Homestead in Scotland, Connecticut, is the birthplace of Samuel Huntington, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and a distinguished statesman during the Revolutionary War and early Republic.
Connecticut’s Cultural Treasures
The Glass House, built between 1949 and 1995 by architect Philip Johnson, is a National Trust Historic Site located in New Canaan, CT. The pastoral 49-acre landscape comprises fourteen structures, including the Glass House (1949), and features a permanent collection of 20th-century painting and sculpture, along with temporary exhibitions. Visit the Connecticut Cultural Treasures page.
A man of great energy and many talents, Elic Sloane (1905-1985) was a prolific artist, author and illustrator of over 30 books, and an avid collector of Americana. His extensive collection of hand tools id displayed in a building gifted to the state in 1969 by Stanley Works, the Connecticut-based tool manufacturing company
This small but resilient community was a difference maker, fending off British ships from its harbor in 1814 in a tide-turning battle. Today, the memory of its early nation heroics is remembered in its Old Lighthouse Museum, cared for by the Stonington Historical Society.
Let’s hitch a ride over to The Shore Line Trolley Museum in Branford.