July 9th at 1:00

The World of Revolutionary War Soldier

Joseph Plumb Martin

This program looks at the amazing first hand account of a soldier who enlisted in the Continental Army during the American War of Independence.  - presented by Cynthia Dias


 October 15th from 1:00 to 3:00

Plein Air Watercolor Painting

Bring your watercolor paints and explore the use of color and composition in this 2 hour workshop.  The grounds of PE make this the perfect spot to paint a fall foliage work of art.  Instructor:  Cynthia Dias

The new bulkhead is part of the ongoing renovations at Putnam Elms..

Special Events for 2016

191 Church St. Brooklyn, CT  06234


August 20th at 1:00

American Artist Daniel Putnam Brinley

Connecticut artist and Putnam Family member Daniel Putnam Brinley was the founder of the Silvermine Guild of Artists and noted muralist.  Learn of his fascinating life including his contribution as a camouflage artist during WWI.  One of Brinley’s oil paintings from the Putnam Elms collection will be on display.  Presented by Cynthia Dias

Putnam Elms         Open Saturdays from 1 to 4  June through October

 September 24th at 1:00

"Bridget's Home"
Join author and Sturbridge Village storyteller Katie Hill for a special book signing.  Katie will act out sections of her book, “Bridget’s Home,” a fictional story based on 19th century Irish immigrant experiences.   A question and answer session will follow the presentation.