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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, raided by Tories during the American Revolution and later the summer home of the 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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