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Historic Mather Homestead in Darien Prepares to Open as a Museum

Stephen Tyng Mather Home 04-23-17
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One of Darien’s oldest houses,┬áraided by Tories during the American Revolution and later the summer home of┬áthe first director of the U.S. National Parks Service, is getting ready to open to the public later this year. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Historical Society Gets Gift of Revolutionary War Era List of Militia Members

Closeup Militia Muster 04-20-17
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Although historian Ken Reiss had knowledge of its existence, and had hoped for years for its re-emergence, he was unexpectedly and happily surprised when Dave Burt expressed his plans to donate a significant piece of history to the Darien Historical Society, a Middlesex militia muster roll from April of 1767. (more…) Continue Reading →

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