We are loving our Scarecrow this year!
DRHS Trustee and Town Historian Richard Kalapos has recreated the Leatherman persona for the Society this year. The Leatherman is a legend in this part of Connecticut as he wandered from town to town making an annual circuit from 1857 to 1889. His appearances were as regular as clockwork. He stayed in caves and wooded shelters. Families would offer him food but he would never enter their homes. He got his name from the clothing he constructed out of leather. No one knew his real name.