New London County Historical Society, Inc.

11 Blinman Street, New London, CT 06320

Phone: 860-443-1209

711, 2011

Back by Popular Demand ~ “Little Women” Returns to the Shaw Mansion

By |November 7th, 2011|Events Blog, New News|Comments Off on Back by Popular Demand ~ “Little Women” Returns to the Shaw Mansion

Join us for a wonderful adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic story produced by Flock Theatre in the intimate setting of the Shaw Mansion Long Parlor. You’ll never view Christmas in quite the same way after sharing it with the March family as the story unfolds around you.
Preview Shows:
Tuesday, Wednesday, 3, and 4, January at 7pm.
Weeknight Performances:
Thursday and Friday, 5 and 6 January at 7pm; and Tuesday through Friday, 10 – 13 January at 7pm.
Weekend Performances: 
7, 8, and 14, 15 January, two shows each day 2pm and 7pm.
Pricing:
Ticket prices for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday performances are $25 for adults, $20 for children and seniors. Tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday performances are $35 for adults, $30 for children and seniors.
For Reservations and additional information:

Call the Flock Theatre Box Office at 860.443.3119

508, 2010

Secrets of a Locked Trunk ~ A Visit with Miss Perkins and Family

By |August 5th, 2010|Events Blog|Comments Off on Secrets of a Locked Trunk ~ A Visit with Miss Perkins and Family

Call today to get your tickets: 860.443.1209
Miss Perkins and some of her family members will present a “first-person interactive performance with tea” over the last two weekends in August. Tickets will be available for both Saturday and Sunday late afternoon performances on 21 and 22 August and 28 and 29 August. In a variation on the “Tea with Miss Perkins” theme, the performance will be presented using the house and gardens as the setting for our story, and tea and period-appropriate refreshments will follow.

The setting for our story is 1876. Miss Perkins and her niece, Elinor, have been rummaging through the attic of the family’s ancient house. They’ve found a small locked trunk which obviously once belonged to a member of the family, but what lies within? With Mother’s permission (and with her curiosity aroused as well) they are determined to find out.

In 1876, the Shaw Mansion was home to Mrs. Nathaniel Shaw Perkins, her son Nathaniel Shaw Perkins, Jr., her daughter Jane Perkins, her granddaughter Elinor, (daughter of Mary Perkins Griswold who died in 1863), and two servants. In 1907 Jane Perkins sold the house to the New London County Historical Society to be its permanent home; by placing the story thirty […]