Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018 by Erika Fonck
We were thrilled to be a part of this historic property at Boothe Memorial Park in Stratford, CT. The latest commercial installation in the visitor center has a new 65 inch TV, speakers, and a keypad to start and control the system. The keypad is in the employee only area and easy to use for all the volunteers.
The BrightSign digital signage player continually plays the video in a loop. This is great for commercial properties because there is little training that is needed and you are always assured the message you want to convey is being delivered. In addition to the signage player, there is a Blu-ray player that can easily be used for movie night or playing an impromptu video. A HDMI wall plate connection is available if the room is to be used for a speaker presentation and if they want to screen share their laptop. Any of these choices can be quickly configured by pressing one button on the keypad. Also, volume control and system shutdown is easily accessed via the keypad.
In the visitor center, patrons can now sit and enjoy a short video about the history of the Boothe Brothers and how the park became a piece of history. In the visitor center, patrons can also view photos, read articles about this amazing property and much more. This Museum also has several beautiful buildings that are home to hundreds of families year round that come to Booth Memorial Park to take their family photos in the stunning rose gardens or in front of the gorgeous buildings such as the barns, windmill, and blacksmith shop to name a few.
This 32-acre site was willed to the Town of Stratford following the deaths of David Beach Boothe and Stephen Nichols Boothe. In the 1900's, these two brothers created the Boothe Memorial Museum.
Boothe Memorial Park & Museum sits in the north end of Stratford high above the Housatonic River. The park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. There are many architecturally unique buildings and attractions on the grounds as well as a new, handicapped accessible playground. The museum maintains a collection of buildings including a carriage house, Americana Museum, miniature lighthouse and windmill, a clocktower museum, a trolley station, a chapel and a blacksmith shop. Also, the original Sikorsky Bridge toll booth from the Merritt Parkway is located on the museum grounds.
The Boothe family home was built facing Main Street Putney in the 1820's on today's park's grounds. There are beautiful flower gardens and ponds located on the property. The local astronomical society has a working planetarium on the park's grounds.
Of the "50 absolutely enjoyable things worth doing or revisiting in Greater New Haven", according to the New Haven Register, try number 39: "Marvel at Boothe Memorial Park & Museum in Stratford." (Read the complete article from the New Haven Register here).
The late, great Boothe brothers, David and Stephen, created a wonderland of quirky collections on their 32-acre estate. Come for the antique clock tower and stay for the basilica, rose garden, lighthouse, windmill and miniature models of residential houses. The park is open and free of charge year round and is the home to various volunteer clubs and organizations.
Growing up in Stratford one of my favorite memories as a child was going sledding at Boothe Park then sitting in the car with hot chocolate as we looked at all the different buildings. Now I bring my kids there to take their photos and have enjoyed several family parties there. You can pack a lunch, learn about the history of the park, take the kids over to the museum and playground and enjoy what Boothe has to offer. We consider it a hidden gem!
We hope you get the chance to visit this amazing piece of property and enjoy all the history and fun it has to offer.
View their website here http://www.townofstratford.com/content/39842/55334/default.aspx\
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