Celebrate Tom Sawyer Day as Part of Open House Day 2019
June 8 • 10:00 am - 4:00 pmFree
Join us on Connecticut Open House Day, Saturday June 8, for Tom Sawyer Day, our annual family event, featuring free music, games, and a new twist on an old story, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.
This year from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. robotic frogs will compete in races. Contestants will be sorted by age groups and vie for prizes.
Music entertainment will be provided by The Riverboat Ramblers, Horizon Blue, and Massive Groove and DFX Entertainment. LLC Dancers demonstrate the dance styles of the 1930s through today.
Meet Tom Sawyer (Michael Hark) and Becky Thatcher (Elaina Dyke) characters, and see performances by The Mark Twain House Living History Characters.
There will be stained glass demonstrations, arts and crafts activities, and an art exhibit of the most frog-like of the robot entries.
Discounted house tours will be offered.
Support comes from The Evelyn W. Preston Memorial Trust Fund, Bank of American, Trustee.
The Greater Hartford Arts Council.