The bucolic village of Easton located in Connecticut’s Fairfield County is well known for it’s beauty. Scenically stunning, almost half of the town’s land is owned by the Aquarion Water Company, a major supplier of water for Fairfield County. A drive along the Hemlock Reservoir and Aspetuck Reservoir is pleasant anytime of year.
As you explore Easton, you will see the Bradley-Hubbell House built in 1816. This excellent example of Colonial architecture with a center-chimney plan and Federal-style ornaments is on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1912, Bradley descendants sold the property to the Bridgeport Hydraulic Company, which flooded much of the farmland for a reservoir and leased the house to one of its employees. In 1998, the house was donated to the Easton Historical Society, which is restoring it.
On August 7 from 1 pm to 4 pm the Historical Society of Easton will hold its 3rd Annual Antique Car Show on the grounds of the historic Bradley-Hubbell property. A grand exhibition of Model T-Fords and vintage cars will be displayed by Easton residents and Connecticut’s Crankin Yanks, a Model T Ford antique car association. Visitors are invited to view the antique cars and take a tour through the Bradley-Hubbell Museum and the 1860 historic barn.
The Bradley-Hubbell property is a landmark treasure which serves to educate adults, children and Easton’s 3rd grade students about the region’s rich agricultural history. The 1860 barn was a tool for the farmer who worked the land. Its existence tells a story of farming, family and community. A rare manuscript was found that was written by John Dimon Bradley, a descendant who lived on the property as a boy in the early 1800’s who describes in detail his family’s farming activities. Tours will include docent led demonstrations of the extensive collection of historic 18th and 19th century farm and kitchen tools used by farming families in the region.
Suggested Donation: $5 per person, children free; to benefit the Barn Restoration Fund. For more information contact HSEastoncCT@gmail.com. The Bradley-Hubbell Museum is located on Westport Rd. in Easton CT.