The halls are decked at the historical Bates-Scofield Homestead, and the Darien Historical Society will be celebrating the season this year in historical style.

The 18th century homestead, the Scofield Barn and the Memorial Herb Garden will be dressed up for the Society’s annual holiday soirée on Friday, December 1 from 7 to 9 p.m.  Come and join the festivities with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The cost is $30 for members and $45 for non-members. Please register online at, or call 203.655.9233.

A wreath or ornament “crafter-noon” will be held during an early dismissal day, on Wednesday, Dec. 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. for ages 4 to 12. Participants are invited to drop in anytime throughout the day, but please register by calling 203-984-1798. The cost is $15.

The Darien Historical Society operates the Bates-Scofield Homestead, featuring an 18th century saltbox, historical herb garden, resource library and spacious barn exhibition gallery. The Society’s mission is to educate the community about its rich heritage and to preserve historical artifacts for future generations.

For more information, or to become a member of the Darien Historical Society, call 203-655-9233, or visit its website: