In celebration of the Darien Historical Society now being open from noon to 3 p.m. on Sundays, let’s take a look at the society’s Bates-Scofield House.

The 1736 home captures life as it was in Darien (called Middlesex Parish at the time) in the Early American period. The house features a central chimney with a huge fireplace and beehive oven. The house is a farmhouse thoughtfully restored to its 18th century origins.

The society’s permanent collection includes items that convey the history of early Darien and the Bates-Scofield homestead itself. Objects in the collection date from the 18th to mid-19th century and represent the artifacts of 18th century farm life in Darien.