Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Workshop: Serra-Inspired Metal Stamping--Ridgefield

03/08/2015

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

Serra-Inspired Metal Stamping--Sunday, March 8 · 3 pm to 5 pm. Member (price includes one adult and one child) · $15.00
Non-member (price includes one adult and one child) · $20.00Press your own creative phrases, designs, and patterns into spoons, charms, and tags with this industrial process inspired by the work and materials of Richard Serra. Learn the basics of metal stamping, punching, and jewelry design to create thoughtful handmade gifts for yourself or someone you love. Ages 8 to 18, accompanied by an adult. Materials included.

Institute of American Indian Studies Litchfield Hills Archaeology Club Lecture Series

03/08/2015

38 Curtis Rd, Washington, CT Phone: (860)868-0518.

3 pm - 4 pm. Join local historian and author, Missy Wolfe, as she gives a PowerPoint presentation on the Great Munsee Massacre of 1644. Wolfe's award-winning book on the history of Greenwich, Connecticut, Insubordinate Spirit: A True Story of Life and Loss in Earliest America 1610-1665, describes the Dutch commissioned event wherein over 800 Munsee men women and children were burned alive in one evening.

Mattatuck Museum Can I Get Your Autograph?

03/08/2015

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

1:00-3:00 p.m. Free and Open to the public. Children ages 6-12 and their caregivers are invited to join a museum educator for a tour of the Museum's collection of autographs which includes signatures by Presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, Ethan Allen, Henry David Thoreau, artist Marcel Duchamp, and many more. After the tour we will head to the Studio and learn the art of calligraphy.

Litchfield Historical Society Program: Creating a National Identity: Songs of the Irish-Americans

03/08/2015

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

Creating a National Identity: Songs of the Irish-Americans on March 8, 2015 at  2:00pm at the Litchfield History Museum.
Fee: Free for members; $5 for non-members. Registration: Yes, email registration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org
"Creating a National Identity: Songs of the Irish Americans" is a lecture and music presentation which explores the fascinating history of a variety of songs that evoke strong emotional visions of Ireland, but are of American authorship. This program traces popular songs from the 1840's through to the early Twentieth Century as a road map to the emergence of the cultural identity of Irish-Americans. Presenting songs of labor, emigration, homesickness and struggle, we recognize a people who have traveled far, achieved much and recorded their journeys in songs with fullness of feeling and tremendous faith. The musical ensemble Ask Your Father presents acoustic ballads and songs in the American folk tradition. Ask Your Father is the husband and wife team Rich & Dee Kelly and their partner Rick Spencer. The trio is based in Norwich, Connecticut.

Institute of American Indian Studies - Litchfield Hills Archaeology CLUB Lecture Missy Wolfe, The Great Munsee Massacre of 1644

03/08/2015

38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-0518.

3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Join local historian and author, Missy Wolfe, as she gives a PowerPoint presentation on the Great Munsee Massacre of 1644.  Wolfe’s award-winning book on the history of Greenwich, Connecticut, Insubordinate Spirit: A True Story of Life and Loss in Earliest America 1610-1665, describes the Dutch commissioned event wherein over 800 Munsee men women and children were burned alive in one evening. Missy Wolfe holds an MBA from Columbia University, and had a career in advertising before pursuing her interests in history and design.  She served on the board of Fairfield Historical Society, received a degree from the NY School of Interior Design and an appraisal  certificate from NYU. She is translating hundreds of 17th century-era handwritten documents never before published from the Greenwich Town Hall and has a paper due for publication soon on the contested Dutch ownership of southwestern Connecticut. A book signing to follow;  books available for purchase, $15. $5;  Free to LHAC Members 

 

Litchfield Historical Society Museum - Lecture: Creating a National Identity: Songs of the Irish-Americans

03/08/2015

Corner of East & South St., Rte. 63, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4501.

2 p.m. "Creating a National Identity: Songs of the Irish Americans" is a lecture and music presentation which explores the fascinating history of a variety of songs that evoke strong emotional visions of Ireland, but are of American authorship. This program traces popular songs from the 1840's through to the early Twentieth Century as a road map to the emergence of the cultural identity of Irish-Americans. Presenting songs of labor, emigration, homesickness and struggle, we recognize a people who have traveled far, achieved much and recorded their journeys in songs with fullness of feeling and tremendous faith. The musical ensemble Ask Your Father presents acoustic ballads and songs in the American folk tradition. Ask Your Father is the husband and wife team Rich & Dee Kelly and their partner Rick Spencer. The trio is based in Norwich, Connecticut. For all ages.  Free for members; $5 for non-members.  To register email registration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org.

Danbury Music Centre

03/08/2015

CT

MAR. 8DANBURY MUSIC CENTRE:

The Danbury Music Centre will perform at 3 p.m. in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The concert will be free and the public is invited. For more information, go to http://danburymusiccentre.org/.

Newtown Historical Society Follows The Fashion Trail

03/09/2015

25 Main St., Newtown, CT 06470. Phone: 203-426-0864.

NEWTOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY FOLLOWS THE FASHION TRAIL--Maybe you remember Grandma's old blue dress and serious shoes or Dad's best suit and hat, but did you ever wonder why they wore what they wore? Join the Newtown Historical Society in exploring From Bonnets to Bell Bottoms: A Century of Connecticut Fashion, presented by Karen DePauw, Research and Collections Associate at the Connecticut Historical Society, on March 9, 7.30 PM, in the meeting room of the Booth Library, 25 Main Street. The program will explore how clothing communicates who we are, what we do, and the society in which we live. It will examine everything from military inspiration during the Civil War to the influence of political liberalism in the 1960s. Recall the clothing of your ancestors, your parents, and your own fashion choices as we take this little trip through over 100 years of fashion. You can even contribute to the discussion by bringing a favorite garment and sharing your memories! All Newtown Historical Society programs are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served following the presentation.

Newtown Historical Society Program: From Bonnets to Bell Bottoms with Karen DePauw

03/09/2015

44 Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470. Phone: 203-426-5937.

"From Bonnets to Bell Bottoms", Karen DePauw -- Monday, Mar 9, 2015 at 7:30 pm at the C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main St., Newtown, CT. Karen DePauw, a Research & Collections Associate at the CT Historical Society, will help you recall the clothing of your ancestors, your parents, and your own fashion choices as she takes you on this trip through over 100 years of fashion. You can even contribute to the discussion by bringing a favorite garment and sharing your memories.

Newtown Historical Society "From Bonnets to Bell Bottoms"

03/09/2015

25 Main Street, Newtown, CT Phone: 203-426-5937.

7:30 pm. Karen DePauw, a Research & Collections Associate at the CT Historical Society, will help you recall the clothing of your ancestors, your parents, and your own fashion choices as she takes you on this trip through over 100 years of fashion. You can even contribute to the discussion by bringing a favorite garment and sharing your memories.