Hull’s Tavern Sign

From Fairfield Museum

Date manufactured/created
circa 1785
This wooden sign promising “Entertainment” marked Hull’s Tavern, which was built in 1772 by Lewis Goodsell (the son of Greenfield Hill’s first minister), and later operated by Stephen Hull. One memoir recalled the tavern doing a brisk business, hosting regular dances with wine, plum cake, and a fiddler. 

Measurement Notes: 32 1/2” H x 23 3/4” W + 4 1/4” H crest
Credit Line
Gift of Elizabeth Howard Nichols
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