#OldNewGate Open House - Saturday. The State office of Culture & Tourism owns and operates 4 historic sites. For years Old New-Gate Prison was far and away the most popular of the four. Its been closed for more than ten years. Tami Zawistowski and a citizens advisory group have been persistent in advocating for its restoration and reopening. If all goes well that will begin next summer. The State historic preservation division of Culture & Tourism is mostly involved in historic preservation, not so much managing, much less promoting and programming museums. New-Gate has the potential to be the flagship of a regional tourism effort. New-Gate could be one of the flagships of that region. It will not happen by accident. Look what's here! Many states and regions would envy such an abundance of uniques treasures."
Source: William Hosley to Creating Sense of Place for Connecticut
"Hear about Ruth Duncan’s shocking discovery of her great great grandfather’s connection to the notorious pirate William Gibbs and about who’s clamored to get into—and escape from—Old New-Gate Prison over the last 240 years. After six years of a stabilization project, the popular historic site is on the verge of reopening to the public with an open house on October 22, 2016."
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