From Farming to Therapy: Animals at Work - July 29th Presentation at CT's Old State House in Hartford

Hartford, CT - There is a special group of workers who contribute much to our society but are often overlooked - animals. What was their role in early nineteenth-century agriculture? What kind of work do animals perform today?

Join Connecticut's Old State House on Tuesday, July 29 at noon as we meet some hardworking, four-legged friends during our next installment of Conversations at Noon, entitled, From Farming to Therapy: Animals at Work.

Enjoy a presentation on nineteenth-century agrarian life by Rhys Simmons, Coordinator of Agriculture at Old Sturbridge Village, followed by a panel discussion led by the Connecticut Network's (CT-N) Diane Smith. Diane will sit down with Simmons and other animal experts to discuss the various roles animals hold inside the working world and the steps that have been taken and should be taken to ensure their safety.

To round off this special event, the Old State House will be visited by some of Hartford's finest: the horses of Hartford's Mounted Police at the end of the program. This free event starts at noon and is sponsored by Connecticut Humanities.

Located in Hartford, a short walk from the Wadsworth, Connecticut's Old State House served as a seat of government for the Constitution State from 1796 to 1878. The Old State House Shop, located on the Main Street side of the building, provides visitors an opportunity to purchase great, quality-made Connecticut and Hartford themed gifts, products and apparel. The Old State House Farmers Market, the oldest of its kind in the state, is open Tuesdays and Fridays throughout the summer. For more information on admission prices, upcoming events and parking discounts nearby, become a fan of Connecticut's Old State House on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or visit us online at http://www.ctoldstatehouse.org.


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