Artifact ID Day

03/19/2017 to 03/19/2017

38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 8608680518.

Join the conversation as Director of Research & Collections, Lucianne Lavin, Ph.D. identifies and provides interesting commentary about your local stone objects and Native American cultural items. While we can't appraise or speculate about the value of an object, we can certainly talk about the who, what, when, where, and how of your mystery items!  Please limit 12 artifacts per person. Included in the price of admission:  $10 Adults; $8 Seniors; $6 Children; IAIS Members free.

Gunn Historical Museum Washington History Club


5 Wykeham Road, Washington, CT Phone: 860-868-7756.

10:00 a.m. The topic of discussion will be "Washington churches past and present" including the old Methodist Church, First Congregational Church, St. John's Episcopal Church, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Salem Covenant Church, Trinity Lutheran Church, New Preston Congregational Church, New Preston Stone Church, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, and The Greater Washington Coalition for Jewish Life. Local clergy, including The Rev. Linda Williams, The Rev. Susan McCone, The Rev. Cheryl Anderson, and more will be present to join in the conversation and share the history of their houses of worship.

Litchfield County Auctions Modern Asian Antiques Online March 17-22


425 Bantam Rd., Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4661.

We are pleased to announce that our March Estates Auction is ONLINE NOW on both INVALUABLE & LIVEAUCTIONEERS, with a live auction and online bidding on March 22. Estates and collections highlighting this sale include: Robert Altman; Artist/Interior Designer Jack Dunbar; Joan Rivers; Arif Mardin; Amy Greene; John C. Whitsell II; Dr. Adrian Zorgniotti, and others.
Auction, Wed., March 22: Fine Art | Asian Arts & Antiquities | Furniture & Decorations| Jewelry & Silver. Live Auction & Online Bidding. Starting at 10:00 am. 5-Day Auction Preview: Friday, March 17 through Tuesday, March 21, 10-5 each day, at our gallery in Litchfield, CT. And also join us for a Free Consignment Appraisal Day: Saturday, March 18, 10am-2pm

Oliver Wolcott Library The 25 Best Heirlooms to Know & Grow with Lawrence Davis-Hollander


160 South St., Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-8030.

7-8 pm. Lawrence will cover a wide range of some of the most commonly grown vegetable types from lettuce to tomatoes to squash. While in some cases there are dozens of heirloom varieties available, he will give a few examples of some of the best and most easily available ones. Whether you've grown many kinds or none at all, Davis-Hollander's talk will give you an overview of the heirloom vegetable world. There will be plenty of time for questions and he'll be happy to answer any of your vegetable gardening questions!

Harwinton Historical Society "Puddn’heads”: Childhoods in Colonial America


80 Bentley Dr., Harwinton, CT

The Historical Society together with the Harwinton Library will host a program on Wednesday evening, March 22, 2017 at 7:00 PM. Velya Janz-Urban will provide an examination of unique childhood life and activities from the late 16th to the late 18th centuries. She will include and explore birthing, rearing, parenting, and the health and education of children during this time period. There will be no fee, and all are invited. Registrations can be made by calling the library at 860-485-9113.

DNA Testing for Genealogy

03/22/2017 to 03/22/2017

243 Church Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770. Phone: (203) 729-4591. Fax: (203) 723-1820.

Join us when our own Heather Young will present an informational session on how DNA testing can be helpful for your family history research. This event is free and open to all but please register to ensure a supply of handouts. Call Whittemore Library for more information or to register- (203) 729-4591.

White Memorial Museum Children Free Week

03/23/2017 to 03/29/2017

80 Whitehall Rd, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-0857.

In Memory of Louise W. Willson. Free admission to children ages twelve and under when accompanied by an adult.

Oliver Wolcott Library An Evening with Switch Factory


160 South St., Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-8030.

7-8 pm. Join us for a special evening of live, acoustic music and stories from Switch Factory. Named after the old factory building in Bantam where the band was founded years ago, Switch Factory plays its own mix of folk, bluegrass, country, blues and rock. They have performed on the main stage at the Warner Theatre, Infinity Hall in Norfolk and Hartford, and Rockwood Music Hall in New York City.

Gunn Library Live Performance Women of American History


5 Wykeham Road, Washington, CT Phone: 860-868-7588.

6:30 pm. In recognition of Women's History Month, Patty Carver will present her award winning one-woman musical performance about famous historical American women. Women portrayed include Betsy Ross who tells her unique story about the first American Flag, Deborah Sampson who disguised herself as a man in order to fight in the American Revolution; Elizabeth Cady Stanton speaks of the Women's Suffrage Movement and her contemporary Harriet Tubman; and Amelia Earhart will tell of her solo flight across the Atlantic.

Flanders Nature Center Monarch Migration


5 Church Hill Rd, Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-3711 .

7 pm. At this evening program members of the Pomperaug Valley Garden Club will present the PBS Nova film "The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies". The one-hour film will begin promptly at 7 pm, followed by a discussion of the current status of monarchs, the Monarch Waystation installed at Flanders in 2011 in an effort to provide desperately needed habitat for monarch butterflies, and tips on how to create your own butterfly-friendly garden.