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Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10-8, Friday, 1-5, Saturday, 10-2
The original Tourtellotte Memorial High School building, which exists today as administrative offices for the school system, was built in the Greek Revival style. The conerstone was laid in 1907 and the school opened in 1909. The school is named in memory of Dr. Jacob F. Tourtellotte, who was a ships surgeon in the U.S. Navy during the Civil War. The school also houses a small museum, called the “Memorial Room” which contains portraits of Tourtellotte and his family and some of their possessions. It is maintained by the local historical society, and is usually open to the public for tours one Sunday per month.
Turning-Pointe Dance Academy is a pre-professional dance school located in Stratford, Connecticut that offers classes in ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, musical theater, lyrical acrobatics, and pre- dance for young children.
Each dance season begins September to June following with a dance recital. Continuing education is offered in the form of summer dance classes and a theater camp-with a culminating performance-are also offered for on-going dance training and for newly interested students to start a discipline.
Bass fishermen love this 200 acre lake created by impounding the Quinnebaug River. The seasonal campground offers some sites with water and electricity. The 18-hole disc golf course is very popular. Hiking trails, boating, canoeing, restrooms with showers, and group picnic shelters are included in the ammenities. Interpretive programs. Snowmobile use is permitted in winter.
West Thompson Lake Campground offers 24 campsites (11 basic sites, 11 premium sites with electrical and water hookups and 2 lean-to shelters.) Families will enjoy nature programs, hiking trails, children’s play area and horseshoe pit. A public boat ramp allows access to the 200 acre lake for boating and fishing.