b'HistoryHistory Is Around Every CornerHarrison House, BranfordDebi Caron/Town of BranfordThroughout 2019, Branford celebrates its 375thTaking a longer view of history? The world-year with many special events and exhibitionsrenown Yale Peabody Museum offers up (branford375.com). While in Branford you can viewdinosaurs, human and mammal evolution, Egyptian Harrison House (c. 1724) and Trinity Episcopalartifacts, the birds, minerals and Native Americans of Church (1852). Its best to call ahead for visitingConnecticut, and so much more. The Great Hall of hours. The distinction as the oldest town in theDinosaurs will thrill any Brontosaurus fan. region belongs to New Haven which was founded inBeyond New Haven, architecture buffs can enjoy 1638 by the Puritans who designed the first plannedAllis-Bushnell House and Museum (Madison), city in America.Andrews Homestead (Meriden), Pardee-Morris If those kinds of tidbits are your cup of tea, youHouse (New Haven), Thomas Darling House must visit the New Haven Museum. Travel through(Woodbridge) and Reynolds-Beers House time as the region developed from a colonial village(North Branford). While gallivanting about, be sure into an industrial powerhouse with contributionsto stop by the oldest house in Connecticut, Henry by household names including Eli Whitney, OliverWhitfield State Museum (Guilford). The home Winchester and Charles Goodyear. The region laysoffers self-guided tours and special holiday events.claim to many firsts, including the corkscrew, lollipop, hamburger sandwich and Frisbee. 12'