Newtown Labor Day Fair

09/02/2013

4 Old Green Rd., Sandy Hook, CT Phone: 203-512-9100.

On Monday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Rain or Shine/Outdoor Show) This is in conjunction with the "Labor Day Parade"

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Hosts : Main Street March and Exhibition Tour: A Call To Art

09/02/2013

258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: 203-438-4519.

Meet James Clark, The Aldrich's guest music curator and one of Connecticut's most accomplished fife & drum musicians, at Books on the Common (404 Main Street, Ridgefield) and stroll up to the Museum accompanied by tunes played by a company of fifers & drummers. At Old Hundred, the Museum's historic administration building, explore Allison Smith's Rudiments of Fife & Drum, a free exhibition that examines the relationship between music, handcraft, national identity, war, communication, and entertainment in American history. See the Museum's conference room, the town's general store from 1783 to 1883, transformed into a "period room" with furniture, textiles, ceramics, drawings and seven custom-made Cooperman Company drums, handcrafted with traditional tack work by Smith. James Clark, a musical historian and noted fife & drum musician, is a founding member of Connecticut Valley Field Music, a fife & drum band based in Middletown, Connecticut, and the author of the book Connecticut's Fife & Drum Tradition, published by Wesleyan University Press (2011). Clark has performed worldwide, including the Tambour Festival, Liestal, Switzerland; Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia; and the New England Conservatory in Boston.

Quassy -Carload Labor Day

09/02/2013

2132 Middlebury Road, Middlebury, CT Phone: 203-758-2913.

Say "goodbye" to summer with a special $40 Carload Labor Day (up to 10 persons in your car) at Quassy! Support the Campership Fund as a portion of the weekend proceeds helps to send kids to camp!

Falls Village Historical Society Tuesdays @ 7 Series--New England's other Witch Hunt

09/03/2013

Route 7 & Route 63, Falls Village, CT 06031. Phone: 860-824-8226.

On Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 7PM the First Tuesdays Lecture Series continues with Walter Woodward, CT State Historian:  New England's other Witch Hunt.  Programs start promptly at 7PM at the South Canaan Meeting House.  Free and open to the public.  Donations are welcome.  Call for further information.

Litchfield Historical Society's Collection Online!

09/04/2013

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

The Litchfield Historical Society is pleased to announce the launch of Collection Space, a new online searchable database that makes viewable to the public information about items held in the museum collection. Only a small percentage of the museum's rich collection can be on view in the museum at one time and this new tool allows users to explore the wide array of objects preserved at the Historical Society. Through the keyword and advanced search functions, users can search through thousands of objects from the Litchfield Historical Society collection, including clothing, furniture, needlework, paintings, prints, drawings, household objects, and more. This 6,000 item database represents a third of our total collection, so please be sure to check back in often, since staff is adding new records and additional information every day. To explore the Historical Society's collections through Collection Space, please see our website at www.litchfieldhistoricalsosciety.org and click on the online collections link.

Oliver Wolcott Library Hosts August Steve Courtney: The Story of the Mark Twain House--Litchfield

09/04/2013

160 South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-8030.

On Wednesday, September 4, 2013 from 7PM to 8PM at the Oliver Wolcott Library author Steve Courtney will discuss his new book "The Story of he Mark Twain House in Hartford.  This talk will include a visual guided tour through the rooms and hallways of the house.  A wine and cheese reception will follow the event.  The author will bring copies of his book for sale and signing.  Space is limited. Registration is required.

Mattatuck Museum - Lunch and Learn: Artists and Their Personas

09/04/2013

144 West Main St., Waterbury, CT

12:30 p.m. Members: $5 Members, Non-members: $7 Bring a bagged lunch and join Director of Education, Stephanie J. Coakley for an illustrated presentation discussing visual artists who use altered egos and other personas in their work, including Cindy Sherman, Mark Beard and McDermott and McGough.

Keeler Tavern Museum - Meet and Greet Local Author George Hancock

09/05/2013

132 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-5485.

Author George Hancock, who is also a frequent tour guide at KTM, will discuss his new book A Killing at the Inn. He will talk about the research behind his book, which presents a fictional story set in Ridgefield's Keeler Tavern between the years of 1858 and 1862, as the nation headed into the Civil War. There will be a book signing after the talk. This program is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library. Thursday, September 5, 7:00 PM in the Garden House Free Admission and Parking!

Bristol Historical Society Program: Hula Hoops to High Fashion

09/05/2013

98 Summer Street, Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-583-6309.

Thursday, September 5th, 7pm - Hula Hoops to High Fashion, Revist the G.Fox Company of the 1950's. Presented by Elizabeth Abbe.

Thomaston Main Street Cruise Car Show

09/06/2013

Main Street, Thomaston, CT 06787. Phone: 860-283-4343.

On Sunday, September 8, 2013 from 9 to 6 PM on Main Street the Annual Thomaston Main Street Cruise car show will take place. No fee for cars or spectators.  Average 6 to 800 show cars of all vintages.  Over 3,000 people come and enjoy the car show. Local food vendors offer a variety of refreshments.  Come and enjoy a day in Thomaston. Also Arts and Crafts at Seth Thomas Park.