A Vintage Rowayton
General Store c. 1910: 
The Dibble Market
Today, Rowayton Market

 Come see a recreation of the Dibble Market filled with treasures from

our collection 

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Like so many general stores in New England, Alphonse Dibble’s store was a place that one could get just about anything they needed. The market sold grain and horse medicine, cookware and clothing, tobacco and coffee, stoves and boots, remedies and pocket watches, sewing notions and writing paper, and a variety of dry goods, produce, and meat. Probably some of the eggs that were sold at the store came from the Dibble’s own hens, housed in one of the family’s barns. Dibble’s Store also served a meeting place to exchange town gossip, and a convenient location to play a game of checkers or send a wire.

The store was a centerpiece of village life, and whenever a packet ship arrived at the dock, everyone headed to the store to see what new items had been added to the inventory: new fabrics, new household goods, and the latest in modern conveniences.

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Tuesdays 9:30 - 11:30 am
Fridays during the Farmers MKT 1:00 - 3:00 pm
and by appointment

    Lecture: Chuck Paine 

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Join us for a lecture by renowned sailboat designer


Chuck Paine


Sunday, May 22nd, 2022 at 2 pm


Rowayton Community Center

33 Highland Avenue


General admission: $5, members no charge.

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