Shelton History Center participates in Open House Day June 11

On Saturday, June 11, Shelton Historical Society will be among many attractions across the state participating in Connecticut Open House Day at its complex at Shelton History Center, 70 Ripton Rd. From 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., guests will enjoy celebrating “School’s Out!” at the Trap Fall School, a one-room school similar to many that were once in operation in rural Connecticut.

Visitors will enjoy games and goodies in an environment that invites them to discover how it felt to spend an entire school career in one room with students of all ages.

Follow a map to complete chores and challenges in several places-- in addition to the school-- throughout the one-acre complex. Those who complete the tasks will have an opportunity to enter a drawing that will take place the following week during the Historical Society’s Vintage Vehicles Antique and Classic Car Show.

This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, call (203) 925-1803 or visit

Connecticut Open House Day is an annual event scheduled the second Saturday of June, where cultural organizations and tourism attractions throughout the state open their doors to Connecticut residents, inviting them to discover – and rediscover –Connecticut’s

fascinating world of art, history, film and tourism with a variety of special visitor incentives.  The unique one-day event is part of a broad state initiative that began in 2005

and is coordinated by the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism (