THE HISTORY AND GEOLOGY OF NEW ENGLAND STONE WALLS - Kent

09/22/2012

Rte. 7, 31 Kent Cornwall Rd., Kent, CT Phone: 860-927-3849.

On Saturday, September 22nd at 1pm the Eric Sloane Museum will host a talk on the history and geology of stone walls by Dr. Stephen (Mitch) Wagener.  If you have ever wondered about the glacial history of New England and the role that rocks played in the development of the region, Dr. Wagener’s talk will shed light on this and other topics.  Eric Sloane had an appreciation of early stone work in the physical and cultural development of early America.  The museum also displays an exhibit featuring the stone work done by the Civilian Conservation Corps at Camp Macedonia Brook active in Kent during the depression.   Dr. Wagener is a Professor of Biology and teaches climate ecology, entomology and related courses at Western Connecticut State University. This lecture is included with museum admission. The Eric Sloane Museum is located in Kent, Connecticut on Route 7 (31 Kent-Cornwall Rd.) just north of the village of Kent and the intersections of Route 7 and 341.  The museum is open Thursday to Sunday, from 10am to 4 pm.  Regular admission:  Adults $8.00, Senior Citizens, $6.00, Children 6 to 17 $5.00.

 

Litchfield Historical Society Holds Civil War Symposium - Litchfield

09/22/2012

7 South St., P.O. Box 385, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4501.

On Saturday, 9 a.m. the Litchfield Historical Society will hold "Then We Talk of Home": A Soldier's Letter Introduce the Civil War, an all-day symposium that focuses on creating and implementing a Civil War exhibition. The basis of the symposium is a series of letters by Alva A. Stone, a soldier from the 8th Connecticut regiment. Stone’s letters provide a remarkable foundation for understanding Litchfield’s Civil War experience, offering vivid descriptions of camp life and the actions of his regiment from burials of fellow soldiers, uniforms, food, unfamiliar Southern customs, and the bad reputations of army hospitals.Stone’s prolific descriptions offer a starting point for a discussion of Civil War medicine, textiles, and the variety of techniques one can employ to make Connecticut’s history accessible to a wide audience. Here is a schedule of the day’s events: 9:00 am: Coffee and Registration. 9:15 am: Welcome and Introductions. 9:30 am: Dr. Matthew Warshauer, Presenting the Civil War: The Ultimate How-To Guide. 10:45 am: Dr. Ira Spar, Health Care Delivery in Connecticut during the Civil War. 1:00 pm: Lynne Zacek Bassett, “Outfitting our Gallant Soldiers”: Civil War Textiles from the Connecticut Home Front. 2:15–3:30 pm: Concurring Sessions, Interpreters Panel: Developing a Civil War Character for First Person Interpretation featuring Tammy Denease and Kent Sinram; Use Your Words, with the Litchfield Historical Society staff 3:30 pm: Walking Tour led by Peter Vermilyea (weather permitting). For more detailed information about each session, see the Historical Society’s website at www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org. The cost of the symposium is $40 for members of the Litchfield Historical Society, $50 for non-members, and $25 for students, with an optional $15 lunch. Please RSVP.

 

A Walk in the Village Center Norfolk Historical Society

09/22/2012

13 Village Green, Norfolk, CT Phone: 860-542-5761.

A Walk in the Village Center. The architect Alfredo Taylor was responsible for the transformation of Station Place and Memorial Green in the early 20th century. This walk will take us from Taylor's Royal Arcanum Building, past Village Hall (now Infinity Hall), the Ariel Lawrence Tavern and the site of the Norfolk Inn, to Taylor's Catholic Church and War Memorial. Meet at Station Place at 2:00 P.M. Postcard walking tours are scheduled for four Saturdays (rain dates are the following Sunday) and are free for members ($20 for non-members). Please be sure your membership is current.

Community Quilt Show at The Naugatuck Historical Society

09/22/2012

195 Water Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770. Phone: 203-372-3047.

Local quilters get to showcase their work at the Museum.  Call for more information.

2nd Annual Litchfield Fire Department's Fall 5K Road Race

09/22/2012

Plum Hill Fields, Litchfield, CT 06759.

On Saturday, September 22, 2012 the Litchfield Fire Department will sponsor the 2nd Annual 5K Race starting at 11AM.  Registration from 9:30-10:30AM at the Plumb Hill Fields.  $25 fee before August 15--$30 fee after August 15.  Start and finish at the Plumb Hill Playing Fields.  A beautiful traffic free course that runs along White Woods Road into White Memorial property.  No skates or bicycles.  Prizes and giveaways for runners the day of the race.  Check the website for entry information.

From the Earth and the Sea; Clambake and Drumming Fundraiser

09/22/2012 to 09/22/2012

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

Good food and music will always bring people together! We invite you to join with IAIS staff, members and friends for our second annual clambake and drumming fundraiser.

Enjoy traditional indigenous foods of lobster, clams, corn and potatoes, then listen to the sounds of Native drumming around the campfire in our replicated Algonkian Village.

We welcome back the Sint-Sink Singers, host musician Mark Ingram and Dawn Cloud-Alter along with the Vermillion Singers for an evening filled with good food, good company and good drumming. Feel free to bring your own chairs, blankets, beverages/libations, drums and rattles.

Registration and prepayment required by September 15th.

Fee: $40 Adults; $35 IAIS Members; $10 Kids 12 and under (hot dogs, chips & lemonade)

*rain date Sunday, September 23rd   4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

The World is Our Neighborhood: A Bus Tour of the South End with Dorothy Cantor - Waterbury

09/23/2012

144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-753-0381 ext10.

5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Dr. Glasser will describe the growth of a Waterbury neighborhood that once employed thousands of city residents in its large brass and button factories. She will tell the story of the neighborhood through the experiences of those who lived there when the community flourished and those who are now leading its renewal. Visitors are invited to bring a childhood photo of themselves to include in the exhibit. Participants need not be from Waterbury. Write a few sentences about how your hometown influenced your life and become part of the exhibit. This exhibit and related programs are supported by the Connecticut Humanities Council. Suggested Donation: Members: $5, Non-members: $10.

Biking Event Through Naugatuck River Towns To Celebrate America's Great Outdoors Project

09/23/2012

Hallock Court/Factory Street, Derby, CT 06418. Phone: 203-758-1692.

On September 23, 2012 the National Park Service will spotlight the accomplishments and potential of the Naugatuck River Greenway by hosting a 53 mile bicycling event.  Explore the Naugatuck will include a core group of 40 elite cyclists who will ride in a pack known as a peloton at a measured pace from Torrington to Derby, the length of the Naugatuck River.  Check the website for further information.

Litchfield Historical Society Hosts Summer Serenades--Outdoor Concert Series --Rosewood Chamber Ensemble

09/23/2012

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

On Septmebr 23 the final Summer Serenade concert by the Litchfield Historical Society will take place at 3PM.  In this program, "Songs and Dances of Early America," Barbara Hopkins and the Rosewood Chamber Ensemble will tell the stories of American music from the early nineteenth century until the Civil War, and of the early American woodwind instrument maker, Asa Hopkins of Litchfield. Hopkins performs on flutes made circa 1830 by Asa Hopkins. These flutes are antique simple system wooden flutes made with either one key or four keys. Come hear songs, dances, and marches popular in this era. Note: This concert will take place at the Litchfield History Museum. Admission $5 individuals; $10 families.  Registration required.  Email: registration @litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org

“Archaeological Evidence of Early Stoneware in Manhattan” with Meta Janowitz of the African Burial Ground Project in New York City - Lecture Series held monthly in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Library:

09/23/2012

5 Wykeham Road, Rte. 47, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-7756.

On Sunday, September 23 at 1pm “Archaeological Evidence of Early Stoneware in Manhattan” with Meta Janowitz of the African Burial Ground Project in New York City. All of our programs are free and open to the public. Registration is recommended. View our website www.gunnlibrary.org for more details about the programs.