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North Haven Historical Society Offers a New View of History

The North Haven Historical Society and Museums presented a holiday open house on Dec. 3 at the Rising Sun Tavern. The tavern was decorated for the holidays, with different rooms representing the various centuries of the home’s existence.

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The North Haven Historical Society and Museums presented a holiday open house at the Rising Sun Tavern. The tavern was decorated for the holidays, with different rooms representing the various centuries of the home's existence. Friends and reinactors, Henry Bessonett 5th Connecticut Regiment and Bill Duncan wearing a British Marine uniform talk with John Monroe outside the Tavern. Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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The North Haven Historical Society and Museums presented a holiday open house at the Rising Sun Tavern. The tavern was decorated for the holidays, with different rooms representing the various centuries of the home's existence. Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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The North Haven Historical Society and Museums presented a holiday open house at the Rising Sun Tavern. The tavern was decorated for the holidays, with different rooms representing the various centuries of the home's existence. Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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The North Haven Historical Society and Museums presented a holiday open house at the Rising Sun Tavern. The tavern was decorated for the holidays, with different rooms representing the various centuries of the home's existence. Alice Bessonett dressed as Prudence Todd greets visitors at the door. Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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The North Haven Historical Society and Museums presented a holiday open house at the Rising Sun Tavern. The tavern was decorated for the holidays, with different rooms representing the various centuries of the home's existence. Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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The North Haven Historical Society and Museums presented a holiday open house at the Rising Sun Tavern. The tavern was decorated for the holidays, with different rooms representing the various centuries of the home's existence. Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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The North Haven Historical Society and Museums presented a holiday open house at the Rising Sun Tavern. The tavern was decorated for the holidays, with different rooms representing the various centuries of the home's existence. Friends and reinactors, Henry Bessonett 5th Connecticut Regiment and Bill Duncan wearing a British Marine uniform stand outside the Rising Sun Tavern and greet people. Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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The North Haven Historical Society and Museums presented a holiday open house at the Rising Sun Tavern. The tavern was decorated for the holidays, with different rooms representing the various centuries of the home's existence. Alice Bessonett dressed as Prudence Todd greets visitors at the door. Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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The North Haven Historical Society and Museums presented a holiday open house at the Rising Sun Tavern. The tavern was decorated for the holidays, with different rooms representing the various centuries of the home's existence. Tavern owner, Sue Iverson answer questions from Mrs. Roche about the history of the house. Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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The North Haven Historical Society and Museums presented a holiday open house at the Rising Sun Tavern. The tavern was decorated for the holidays, with different rooms representing the various centuries of the home's existence. Tavern Oowner, Sue Iverson answers the question as to what are the metal baskets hanging from the fireplace; they are Betty Lamps. They would have oil(fish) in them and a wick lit at each point and they were used for light, like a candle, but a bit dirtier. Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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The North Haven Historical Society and Museums presented a holiday open house at the Rising Sun Tavern. The tavern was decorated for the holidays, with different rooms representing the various centuries of the home's existence. Julie Hulten demonstrates for Mrs. Roche how the tool to make Tape, which was narrow strips of fabric that was woven to add stability to hems and help them last longer. Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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The North Haven Historical Society and Museums presented a holiday open house at the Rising Sun Tavern. The tavern was decorated for the holidays, with different rooms representing the various centuries of the home's existence. Alice Bessonett dressed as Prudence Todd greets visitors at the door. Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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The North Haven Historical Society and Museums presented a holiday open house at the Rising Sun Tavern. The tavern was decorated for the holidays, with different rooms representing the various centuries of the home's existence. Marie Allison tells Cheryl Bournique about how this room would have been used throughout the history of the house. Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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The North Haven Historical Society and Museums presented a holiday open house at the Rising Sun Tavern. The tavern was decorated for the holidays, with different rooms representing the various centuries of the home's existence. Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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The North Haven Historical Society and Museums presented a holiday open house at the Rising Sun Tavern. The tavern was decorated for the holidays, with different rooms representing the various centuries of the home's existence. Robert and Mary Borrelli talk with Henry Bessonett before heading into the the Tavern. Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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The North Haven Historical Society and Museums presented a holiday open house at the Rising Sun Tavern. The tavern was decorated for the holidays, with different rooms representing the various centuries of the home's existence. Robert and Mary Borrelli talk with Henry Bessonett before heading into the the Tavern. Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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