The Downtown Green, Waterbury Connecticut 06710
The Green is praised as one of the most attractive downtown parks in New England. This two-acre park is often used for political rallies and cultural programs. On the Green is the Veterans Memorial which commemorates those who have served their country, and the Clock-on-the-Green, a 15-foot granite clock tower. This timepiece found a home after Charles Colley, the Chamber president from 1913 to 1917, lobbied fiercely to have it placed on the Green. To this day, it is still referred to as "Colley's Clock."
Also on the Green is the Carrie Welton Fountain. Caroline Welton was the only daughter of wealthy 19th century businessman Joseph Welton. Carrie, who loved animals, often rode her black stallion Knight on the Green. In 1874, Ms. Welton's father was accidentally killed by a kick to the head from Knight. Later the wealthy Carrie bequeathed a large sum to the ASPCA. She also stipulated that Knight be memorialized with a statue, hence Waterbury's famous "brass horse" on the Green.
Other History nearby:
(Charleston) Avery Research Center
(Beaufort) Beaufort Museum
(Charleston) Best Friend Museum and Shop
(Walterboro) Bonnie Doone Plantation
(Charleston) Boone Hall
(Charleston) Calhoun Mansion
11/29 Coming to The Waterbury area
Colleton County Rice Festival Walterboro SC April26-28 Rice Run-Walk, Dog Show, Open Car Show. Performance by Common Ground.
Seafoodfest on the River Savannah GA May3-5 There is something for everyone as the price points and medium are wonderfully varied. Also make sure you check out the hot new stuff up and down River Street in over one hundred shops, restaurants and pubs!
Glennville Sweet Onion Festival Glennville GA May11 Glennville's biggest annual event, the Glennville Sweet Onion Festival, has hosted over 35 years of events, and sunny skies have just about shone upon every one. The festive day on the second Saturday of each May celebrates the harvesting of the famous Vidalia sweet onion crop.
Spoleto Festival Charleston SC May24-June9 Spoleto Festival has firmly established itself as one of the world’s major arts festivals and as one of the most significant arts organizations in the Southeast.
Effingham Oktoberfest Effingham GA September27-28 The Effingham Oktoberfest is supported and organized by the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce. The Festival is free and open to the public and parking shuttles run continuously.