We hope everyone enjoyed the snowy weather we had this week. In the early 1900s the steep hillside at the Avery-Copp House was a popular sledding spot for people of all ages. Sledding and tobogganing was a favorite winter activity, not only did it add some excitement to cold winter days but it gave young couples an excuse to sit close in Victorian times where cuddling up in public would have been frowned upon. Over a hundreds years ago there were very few cars on the roads, especially in winter weather making sledding towards a busy road like Thames Street a less risky activity than it would be today. While we are closed for tours until May we hope people can enjoy walking the hillside grounds and imagine rushing down the hill with your friends or sweetheart on a snowy afternoon.