144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-753-0381 Ext. 10.
On Thursday, May 12, 2011 the History Bites series continues at the Mattatuck Museum--topic: Twenty-First Century Manufacturing: Waterbury, Naugatuck and Thomaston. The lecture will be given by Raechel Guest, Executive Director/Curator, Cornwall Historical Society. A century ago, metal manufacturing was the lifeblood of the Naugatuck Valley. As global economics changed, the largest corporations left the region, creating a popular misconception that the industry is gone. In truth, numerous metal manufacturers are still based in the Valley. This program will highlight three companies.: The Platt Brothers & Company in Waterbury. The Eastern Company in Naugatuck, and Stewart EFI in Thomaston. All lectures are at Noon. Bring lunch. Beverages and desserts are provided. Reservations requested but not required. Suggested donation: $2 per lecture.