Avery-Copp House, 154 Thames St., Groton, CT
The Avery-Copp House will host a presentation by George and Gretchen Gauthier, Buttons: a Fashionable History, Saturday, November 1, from 2 PM to 4 PM at the Avery-Copp House, 154 Thames Street in Groton. The Gauthiers, former Pfizer scientists who have used their training to find, classify and build a collection of 30,000 to 40,000 buttons, were featured in a July article in The Day. Their talk will focus on the history and art of antique buttons. Some of the buttons from their collection will be on display and, along with photos in a PowerPoint presentation, will help to illustrate their talk. In addition, some of the Avery-Copp House’s collection of vintage clothing and textiles dating from the same time periods as some of the buttons will be on display.
Space is limited and reservations required. Admission is $15. Please call 860-445-1637 or email email@example.com. For more information, visit www.AveryCoppHouse.org.
The Avery-Copp House is located in the Groton Bank National Register Historic District. Built in the colonial style in the early 1800s and Victorianized at the turn of the last century, the house tells the story of generations of an American family that lived here for 200 years. Furnishings are original and testify to Yankee thrift, inventiveness and hard work, with household items reflecting the fruits of the family’s labor and travel. Two Victorian gazebos sit above the house on terraced lawns overlooking the Thames River. The public is welcome to enjoy the grounds. House tours are available by appointment during the off-season, which begins October 13.