Shelton History Center opens doors Aug. 12

The Shelton Historical Society will be open for guided tours of the Brownson House at Shelton History Center, 70 Ripton Rd., on Aug. 12 and the second Sunday of each month through November, from 1-4 p.m.    

Although the house was built c. 1822, it has been furnished to demonstrate how a middle-class farm family coped with the rapidly changing society of the early 1900’s.

“A great amount of research, time, and community support went into this effort to take the house’s appearance back in time to 1913,” said Marty Coughlin, President of the Shelton Historical Society. “The changes that have been made in the house allow us to tell the stories of early 20th century life associated with both the urban and rural areas of Shelton.”

Individuals interested in learning to tell the stories of the community’s past are encouraged to join the Society as volunteer interpreters.Training, which will begin in the fall, is provided. No experience is necessary but an appreciation for history and a desire to share that knowledge is essential.

For additional information about Shelton History Center, please call (203) 925-1803, visit or see the Facebook page. Anyone interested in volunteer opportunities or training may call 203-925-1803.