Naugatuck

Beacon Falls, CT

Beacon Falls. On either side of the Naugatuck River, trail head off Rte. 42. Fishing, target shooting, hunting, hiking, mountain biking, & snowmobiling. Naugatuck State Forest covers almost 5,000 acres and is spread across Naugatuck, Beacon Falls, Oxford, Bethany, Hamden, Cheshire, Ansonia, and Seymour. It is organized into five Blocks, named West, East, Mt. Sanford, Quillinan Reservoir, and Great Hill. Charge: none.

Naugatuck Historical Society Museum

195 Water St., Naugatuck, CT 06770.

203) 729-9039. Naugatuck is the home of architectural treasures designed by Stanford White, Henry Bacon and Theodate Pope Riddle. The museum located in the former train station has collections that illustrate the industrial, educational, and family life of the town. Of particular interest is the history of the rubber industry. Open Wed., Thurs., Fri. 12 – 4, & Sat. 10-2.

Osborne Homestead Museum and Gardens

500 Hawthorne Ave., Derby, CT 06418.

(203) 734-2513. (203) 734-2513. Originally built in the mid-1800's, the house was enlarged and completely remodeled in the Colonial Revival style during the 1920's. The restored interior displays the original contents of the estate and celebrates the life of Frances Osborne Kellogg, an accomplished businesswoman and conservationist. The Museum's grounds are landscaped with formal flower gardens, ornamental shrubs, and flowering trees. May - Oct., Thurs.-Fri. 10 - 3, Sat. 10 - 4, Sun. noon – 4. Call for Dec. holiday tour.

Osbornedale

555 Roosevelt Dr., Derby, CT 06418.

Derby. Rte. 8, Exit 17 S/18 N to Division St. for .5 miles. Picnicking, bathrooms, hiking, fishing, field sports, ice –skating. Charge: none. Park Office: (203) 735-4311.

Palace Theater

100 East Main St., Waterbury, CT 06702.

"Your Palace, Your Place!" 100 East Main St., Waterbury, CT 06702. (203) 346-2000. The magnificently restored Palace Theater originally opened in 1922 by Sylvester Z. Poli and was designed by noted architect Thomas Lamb. The 2,600 seat theater boasts an opulent and eclectic mix of architectural styles most prominent of which is Renaissance Revival. Offering a performance schedule that includes nationally Touring Broadway shows, headlining music and comedy acts, a Jazz series, family entertainment & more. The venue has multiple spaces available to rent for your special events including weddings, and can accommodate up to 500 guests. Box Office open Mon.-Fri. 10-5, & Sat. 10-2, and on performance nights remains open through intermission.

Palace Theatre

100 East Main St., Waterbury, CT

The aura of 1920's glamour permeates the architecturally breathtaking Palace Theater, one of Connecticut's most striking reception facilities. Hold court under gold leafed ceilings and crystal chandeliers in one of three ornate lobby spaces, or give your guests the royal treatment with a dramatic reception on the stage. From displaying your name in marquee lights to printing specially designed ticket invitations, the Palace ensures that every wedding is as unique as the bridal couple and worthy of a standing ovation. For information please contact Special Events Manager, Audra Petrucell @203.346.2010 x 2057

Seven Angels Theatre

1 Plank Rd., Waterbury, CT 06785.

(203) 757-4676. Produces a season of five Equity professional mainstage plays and musicals, award-wining community theatre performances, children's theatre, summer theatre camp for children, and stand-up comedy events. Free parking. Stage II Community Theatre Division CT Magazine's "Best Community Theatre Groups". 

Seymour Historical Society Museum

59 West St., Seymour, CT 06483.

(203) 888-7471. The Society's museum offers changing exhibits of local memorabilia and displays collections of Seymour artifacts, including photos, school memorabilia and local military photos/items. Special programs offered throughout the year. Tours by appt.

The Connecticut Store

140 Bank Street, Waterbury, CT 06702.

(800) 474-6728. Fax: (203) 753-4128. The Connecticut Store - The FLAGSHIP OUTLET for the incredible manufacturing excellence that is Made In Connecticut. Wiffle - Ball, PEZ, Woodbury Pewter, Bovano of Cheshire, Alynn Neckwear, Liberty Candle, Waterbury Button, AKA Collectibles, and many more - All Made Right - Right Here in Connecticut!

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