The collection recently was donated to the Newtown Historical Society, and the public exhibition was made possible in part by a grant from the Connecticut Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Arts. The collection consists of 52 items, of which about a dozen are on display.
While records of early patriots and leaders abound, it is rare to get a glimpse into their personal lives. The personal jewelry of the second president, unofficial gifts to the sixth president, even the president's hair woven into a bracelet for perhaps First Lady Abigail Adams, all give participants a chance to know the otherwise remote figures from the past.
The C.H. Booth Library is at 25 Main St., Newtown.
Click here for more information on the Newtown Historical Society.
Click here to follow Daily Voice Newtown and receive free news updates.