The Old Store is Opening In Sherman

The Sherman Historical Society has just announced the re-opening of The Old Store located in the heart of the bucolic town of Sherman on Rte. 37. Beginning May 28 The Old Store will be open on Fridays and Saturdays from 12 noon to 4 p.m. In light of the pandemic, the Historical Society has added air filtration machines as well as a touchless hand sanitizer station and sneeze guards at the counter. Staff will continue to wear masks and asks that customers do as well out of an abundance of caution.


The Old Store and Gift Shop is filled to the brim with all manner of goodies to purchase. It is owned by the Sherman Historical Society and all proceeds support the maintenance and improvement to the building. The Old Store is located in a mercantile that once belonged to David Northrop Jr. and dates to 1829. This store-museum gives visitors a chance to reminisce on how the old Mercantile sold items for every need imaginable. A second floor gallery has rotating historical exhibitions and art shows. Items of special interest include several wonderful books about the history and homes of this fascinating community.


Save the date for the popular Barn Sale that is taking place this year on August 13 – 15. This three day sale offers a fascinating selection of antiques, collectibles, furniture, books, dishes, china, household items, children’s toys and much more.

For more information on the Sherman Historical Society click here.

Columbus Replica Ships Pinta And Nina To Land In Bridgeport CT Over Fourth Of July Weekend

On Friday July 1st, the ‘Pinta and the ‘Nina’, replicas of Columbus’ ships will open in Bridgeport. The ships will be docked at Captains Cove, 1 Bostwick Ave., until their departure early Tuesday morning July 5th.

The ‘Nina’ was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools. Archaeology magazine called the ship “the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built.” The “Pinta” was recently built in Brazil to accompany the Nina on all of her travels. She is a larger version of the archetypal caravel. Historians consider the caravel the Space Shuttle of the fifteenth century.

Both ships tour together as a new and enhanced ‘sailing museum’ for the purpose of educating the public and school children on the ‘caravel’, a Portuguese ship used by Columbus and many early explorers used to discover the world.

While in port, the general public is invited to visit the ships for a walk-aboard, self-guided tour. Admission charges are $8.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors, and $6.00 for students 5 – 16. Children 4 and under are Free. The ships are open every day from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. No reservations necessary.

Teachers or organizations wishing to schedule a 30 minute guided tour with a crewmember should call 1 787 672 2152. Minimum of 15. $4.00 per person. No Maximum.