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The Friends of Boothe Park, Inc.

The Friends of Boothe Park is an all volunteer, non-profit organization formed in 1984 with the mission of providing information and preserving the heritage of the park and its museums, buildings, and grounds. Each year Friends contribute over 6000 fun-filled hours conducting school programs and guided tours, maintaining gardens, grounds and buildings. Friends provide an annual Opening Day event, exhibits, tours, school programs, a genealogy library, and rose garden for the benefit of the general public.

To become a Friend of Boothe Park Volunteer or to contribute to our programs please complete the response form.

Your tax-deductible contribution helps to support all programs. Annual memberships are $10 for individuals and $25 for families and are tax-deductible. USE Response FORM and send contributions and inquiries to P.O BOX 902, Stratford CT 06615.


School Programs
The Friends of Boothe Memorial Park volunteers provide experienced docents who guide school children through a day of life on an 19th century farm. The children are placed in small groups which visit six different stations, each of which exposes them to some aspect of life on the farm. Since the experience is all "hands on" activities, they may cook some pancakes using freshly ground wheat and hours old eggs, or make their own apple cider, or fresh sausages. Each child takes a hand weaving a rag rug on the old loom in the barn, while their classmates are learning about home life without electricity, or taking a hand carding wool from our sheep. The blacksmith shop offers the tools of the trade and how to use them, and all of the children are exposed to the farm through threshing and grinding wheat as well as a chance to feed the chickens and sheep. It is a fun day for all and an experience which they remember many years later. Unfortunately, we are booked through 2014 in both the spring and fall sessions. For any information on the program, please call (203) 381-2046.

Putney Chapel Association

The Chapel was built in 1844 and has been elegantly restored. It may be rented for weddings, funerals, meetings, and appropriate events by calling 203-375-3841. The season is from April 1st until November 30th. The Chapel is air conditioned and is handicapped-accessible. There is sufficient parking on the adjacent lawn. The Chapel can be rented as-is and the fee is $300. Please see Rental Agreement.

See our website: Putneychapel.org




Stratford Amateur Radio Club

The Amateur Radio club meets in the Radio Club building on the Park grounds. New members and visitors welcome. The clubhouse is open for operations and inquiries from 10:00AM to 12:00 Noon, every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month. Additional info is available at YahooGroups/W1ORS. New members and visitors welcome. For more info. call 203-924-1120.

E-mail us at: [email protected]



Players at Putney Gardens (acting troupe)

Theater group that performs Shakespeare on weekends each summer "al fresco" in the Sunken Garden at the Park. For more information and a schedule of events, visit their website at www.putneyplayers.org or call 612.7908.  Putney Players will return in 2016.  Check back for further information.

Official website: PutneyPlayers.org



Boothe Memorial Railway Society

All volunteer, non-profit railroad club devoted to promoting an interest in model trains and railroad history. Fully operating model railroad layouts and cabinet displays of model and full-scale railroad memorabilia. This working society meets every Wed. 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. New members, school & scout groups welcome. For more info. call 378.1878 and leave a message.

Official website: www.bmrailways.com



Boothe Memorial Astronomical Society

Formed by a local group of professional and amateur astronomers in 1953. Meetings take place in the Observatory the 1st & 3rd Fridays of each month at 8:00 p.m. Visitors always welcome. The observatory is open for public Open Houses, school and scout groups. Contact: Mark Holden at 203-261-2521 or [email protected].



Children's Playground

Brand new, 6,000 sq. ft. handicapped accessible playscape featuring 2 rock climbing walls. Open to the public year-round.



Annual Great Pumpkin Festival

Wonderful family festival featuring a giant pumpkin carving contest, children's costume parade and horse-drawn hayrides. Sponsored by the Boothe Park Commission and the Town of Stratford. Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 1:00 - 5:00pm.

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© 2016 Boothe Memorial Park & Museum - All Rights Reserved
The Park grounds are open and free of charge, year round.
School programs or Museum info: 203.381.2046
Putney Chapel weddings: 203.375.3841
Park facility rentals: Recreation 203.385.4052