Waterford Historical Society (Connecticut) official seal.

Waterford Historical Society (CT)

Recipes like brandied peaches, dried peas, apple rounds, and pumpkin leather bring to mind harvest times of old when autumn's bounty was preserved for the long winter months ahead. On Saturday, September 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Waterford Historical Society opened its historic buildings on Jordan Green for tours and a troupe of living historians presented “Harvest to Hearth: Autumn in 1850s Waterford.” The event was free, family-friendly and open to the public.


They demonstrated activities and shared knowledge of harvesting and preserving:

  • Unending Bounty: Preserving the Harvest
  • Creature Comforts: Hearth Cooking
  • Quilting Circle
  • Pumpkin Sweet: The Heirloom Apples of our Past.

The antique cider press was in action to demonstrate the process, and fresh cider from a local farm was offered to visitors.


Visitors strolled the grounds and entered our historic buildings and learned about what life in Waterford was like "way back then." ​​

Harvest to Hearth: Autumn in 1850s Waterford

A Second Saturday event, September 10, 2022