Weston Historical Society hosts ‘A Country Afternoon’

A free concert is just one of the activities planned for “A Country Afternoon,” an event sponsored by the Weston Historical Society on Saturday, June 2, between 1 and 5. In addition to being serenaded, event goers may view antique quilts and purchase heritage plants. A Country Afternoon will take place on the grounds of the Weston Historical Society at Coley Homestead, 104 Weston Road.

The free concert is by the Westport Community Band, a concert band with more than 55 musicians. The band will play music by Sousa, Broadway show tunes, patriotic music and popular music. The concert will take place between 2 and 3, and the audience is invited to bring blankets and food to picnic while listening.

For those with an interest in period textiles, or just an appreciation for fine craftsmanship, an antique quilt show will be on display in the Weston Historical Society’s Barn Museum, Coley House and the Exhibit Hall of the archive building. There will be an $8 admission fee to view the quilts, with funds benefiting the archive.

Gardeners will want to check out the heritage plant sale. Old-fashioned shrubs and perennials such as iris, astilbe, peonies, black-eyed Susan, grasses, ferns and spirea will be available and priced to sell.

Most of the plant offerings are locally grown and carefully potted and cared for, while some of the plant offerings will be from a traditional grower.

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