Open Farm Day! SBHS Wilcox House and Barn with Weaving Demonstration, Saturday, September 16
You’ll have the opportunity to visit 17 farms across the town of Granby. Make sure to put these two locations on your list!
Open Farm Day - Time & 2 Locations
September 16, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
SBHS Wilcox House and Barn with Weaving Demonstration
143 Simsbury Road, West Granby, CT 06090
Tour a historic early 1800s farmhouse and see the Wilcox family’s cloth production operation live.
SBHS Colton-Hayes Tobacco Barn
208 Salmon Brook Street, Granby, CT 06035
Tours of 1914 tobacco barn including historic farm implements.
Hosted by The Salmon Brook Historical Society in Granby, CT
Salmon Brook Historical Society’s Wilcox House and Barn
143 Simsbury Road
The Captain Sadoce Wilcox House, built c.1800, and the Lyman Wilcox Barn, built c.1857, are part of the West Granby Historic District. Until 2019, when the property was purchased by the Granby Land Trust, and the house and barn given to the Historical Society, the property had been in the same family for six generations. For the last century, the family used the house as a summer residence, leaving much of the interior unaltered. The property provides visitors with a unique view of the life of 19th century farmers and artisans in Granby. A large four-post loom has been recently restored and a weaver will be demonstrating throughout the day.
Salmon Brook Historical Society’s Colton-Hayes Tobacco Barn 208 Salmon Brook Street
The Colton-Hayes Tobacco Barn was built in 1914 by Fred M. Colton and donated to the Historical Society by his daughters in 1976. The front part of the barn provides a view of village life in the late 1800s. It includes representations of an old meeting hall, post office, village store, dressmaker’s shop, and more. The back of the barn offers a look at Granby’s agricultural past with a sampling of farm tools and machinery, items used in cider mills, grist mills, blacksmithing, maple sugaring, hog slaughtering, bee keeping, harness making, ice cutting and a large tobacco section.
Get ready for a fun time for the entire family where you'll feel like you are stepping back in time!