Harwinton Historical Society To Sponsor Program on Reconstruction Following the Civil War at The Harwinton Library

09/14/2014 to 09/21/2914

80 Bentley Dr,, Harwinton, CT Phone: 860-485-9113.

Although the Union proved victorious in the American Civil War, the fruits of that victory were still in doubt. The era of Reconstruction (1865-1877) was the crucial completion of that conflict. Fundamentally, it would determine the future of the United States by attempting to resolve two dilemmas: how to admit the defeated southern states back into the Union and how to prepare 4 million ex-slaves for equality and citizenship. Dr. Karl Valois, Professor of History at the Torrington branch of the University of Connecticut will lead the discussions of these topics at the Harwinton Library on two consecutive Sundays: September 14 and 21, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:15 PM. All are invited. There is no fee or prior attendance requirement although donations are always gratefully received. We hope to see you there!

Litchfield Historical Society Exhibit: America's Pastimes: Sports and Recreation in Litchfield

04/06/2016 to 11/26/2017

South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4501.

America's Pastimes: Sports and Recreation in Litchfield--The Litchfield Historical Society will open its newexhibit, America's Pastimes: Sports and Recreation in Litchfield, in April 2016. Taking a holistic view at sports and recreation from Litchfield's founding to the present, the exhibit examines the important role of these activities as sources of competition, engagement, health, friendship, and fun within our community. The exhibit runs from April 6, 2016 through November 26, 2017.

Full Moon Drumming for Peace @ Church of Christ Congregational, Goshen, CT

02/10/2017 to 12/03/2017

5 Old Middle St., Goshen, CT Phone: 860.491.2793.

Drumming for Peace is an international drumming event where people in each time zone drum for peace at sunset on the night of the full moon, thus passing the
rhythm for peace from time zone to time zone around the world.
Drummers in Northwestern CT will participate in this event at the

Church of Christ Congregational, Goshen, CT
on the following dates:

Friday, February 10, 2017: 5:15pm
Sunday, March 12, 2017: 5:45pm
Tuesday, April 11, 2017: 7:15pm
Wednesday, May 10, 2017: 7:45pm
Friday, June 9, 2017: 8:15pm
Sunday, July 9, 2017: 8:15pm
Monday, August 7, 2017: 7:45pm
Wednesday, September 6, 2017: 7:00pm
Thursday, October 5, 2017: 6:15pm
Saturday, November 4, 2017: 5:30pm
Sunday, December 3, 2017: 4:15pm

Drummers may bring their own
drums and rhythm instruments or they can use the drums
and instruments that will be available there.

*Note: all drumming for peace will start at sunset
and continue for approximately one hour:

Mattatuck Museum Exhibitions - YANKEES OR RED SOX

03/26/2017 to 12/03/2017

144 West Main St., Waterbury, CT Phone: 203-753-0381.

RECEPTION: Sunday, March 26, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Like most sports rivalries, picking a side in the Red Sox-Yankee rivalry is almost entirely geographic – and Connecticut is at the epicenter, more or less being split in two. Guest curated by sports lover Neil Scherer, this exhibition had its inception in the 2004 American League Champion Series. The exhibition tells this and other exciting stories about each team. Tues. - Sat. 10-5, Sun. noon - 5.

Litchfield Historical Society - America's Pastimes: Sports and Recreation in Litchfield

04/16/2017 to 11/26/2017

7 South Street, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4501.

On April 16, 2016 the Litchfield Historical Society will open to the public its latest exhibition, America's Pastimes: Sports and Recreation in Litchfield. The exhibit highlights the role of sports and recreation in town from its founding to today, showcasing the stories and experiences of Litchfield residents, players, coaches, fans, and enthusiasts. To communicate the active nature of this history, the exhibit groups together sports, games, and leisure activities of both past and present based on the actions they entail, from swinging a tennis racket to playing a game of chess. The exhibit incorporates several hands-on interactives for visitors to enjoy.

Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy opening

04/29/2017 to 11/30/2017

55 Duck Pond Rd, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860.567.2062.

The Conservancy is open from April 29 through November 30th on Saturdays & Sundays from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Guests are invited to walk the grounds at their leisure and enjoy the diversity of waterfowl on display. Information panels provide identifications of each species and Conservancy staff and volunteers are available to answer questions. Admission (Non-members)
Adult (15+) $10.00, Senior (65+) $8.00, Child (4-14) $5.00, Children 3 years old and under are free.

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Tony Matelli Hera

05/06/2017 to 10/21/2017

258 Main St, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203.438.4519.

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is pleased to present Tony Matelli's Hera, a monumental sculpture, as part of the Main Street Sculpture series, which offers an opportunity for artists to create site-specific work for The Aldrich's most public site, the front lawn.

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum - Matelli Sculpture

05/06/2017 to 10/22/2017

258 Main St, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-4519.

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is pleased to present Tony Matelli: Figure, a monumental sculpture, as part of the Main Street Sculpture series, which offers an opportunity for artists to create site-specific work for The Aldrich's most public site, the front lawn.

Danbury History Museum World War I Exhibit - The Great War: Danbury Answers the Call

06/10/2017 to 11/11/2017

43 Main Street, Danbury, CT Phone: 203-743-5200.

Open Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through November 11, 2017. "All we hear & know now is war and my head and ears ache from the roar of the guns." Ernest Patchen, October 7, 1918. This exhibit focuses on the contributions of Danbury citizens at home and abroad during World War I. All branches of service will be recognized and some of the topics covered include: Sacrifices on the Homefront, The Mallory War Garden, the role of Danbury Hat Factories, and the Old 8th Company. Historic imagery of all kinds will be on display such as parades, war bond rallies, soldiers and other period images of Danbury. In addition to letters, artifacts such as uniforms, helmets, and ephemera items including posters, and memorabilia from the archives of the Old 8th Company donated by Mr. Frank Stone.

Cornwall Historical Society Made in Cornwall

06/16/2017 to 10/29/2017

7 Pine Street, Cornwall, CT Phone: 860.672.0505.

The exhibit will also consider how rural communities responded to the close of most of the region's industrial enterprises at the beginning of the 20th century. Visitors will be encouraged to engage their creativity and consider the concept of industry, as it exists in rural communities throughout the exhibit via interactive stations. Discover little known facts about Cornwall's labor history, and learn what is being done today to promote future industry within Cornwall's community. The exhibit will be open June 16th through October 29th, Saturdays 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Sundays 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, and holiday Mondays 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.