Brookfield Historical Society American Military Forum - Lincoln's Presidency


165 Whisconier Road , Brookfield, CT Phone: 203-740-8140.

7:30 pm. Paula Hopewell, a native of Kentucky, has delivered numerous lectures on Lincoln at various venues throughout the state. She is a member of the Lincoln Symposia which meets annually in Gettysburg, PA. Her presentation will cover her visit to Abraham Lincoln's birthplace where she toured the Lincoln Homestead and nearby Lincoln Family Cemetery in Linville VA. She will share her encounter with Ernie Lincoln, a direct descendant of Abraham Lincoln's great-grandfather and the last Lincoln living in the Shenandoah Valley.Admission if free and refreshments will be served

Open Discussion: Coming to Terms with Thanksgiving

10/10/2016 to 10/10/2016

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

Join us for an open discussion of Larry Spotted Crow Mann's book The Mourning Road to Thanksgiving. The novel is told from the point of view of a Nipmuc man and challenges, from a historical and cultural standpoint, the notion of a holiday that has been deeply ingrained in American tradition and folklore. In order to fully participate in a lively discussion with several Native Americans of various ages and backgrounds, we suggest reading the novel prior to the event. Included in regular admission: $8 Adults; $6 Seniors; $5 Children; IAIS Members free

Mattatuck Museum The Art of Robert Cottingham Reception


144 W. Main St, Waterbury, CT Phone: (203) 753-0381.

2-4 pm.  RECEPTION: Sunday, December 11, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Known for his paintings and prints of the urban landscape with its neon signs, movie marquees, and shop fronts, Robert Cottingham often uses letters and words, isolated and treated like objects, as carriers of style and meaning. This exhibition features subjects Cottingham derived from cameras, typewriters and machine parts he calls "components".

Newtown Historical Society“ The Other New England Witchcraft Trials” by Dr. Walter Woodward


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

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016, 7:30 pm, C.H. Booth Library. Dr. Woodward will begin his presentation with the Protestant Reformation. He traces its history all the way through the Hartford Witch-hunt of the 1660's -- a nightmare of trials and executions that preceded Salem by a generation – and how it transformed Connecticut to a colony that completely ended executions for witchcraft thirty years before they even began at Salem.

Thomaston Historical Society Lecture


80 Knox Street , Thomaston, CT Phone: (207) 354-2295.

Living on a Windjammer. Anne Mable, writer, author, captain, cook and steward, talks about cooking and living aboard with family and guests.

Sea Tea Improv’s "Whose Line is it, Anyway?" Show

10/11/2016 to 10/11/2016

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

Sea Tea (get it?) is a Connecticut professional comedy team. Its members have trained with famous ensembles such as Second City and Upright Citizens Brigade. Join us for a hilarious evening when they’ll be in town to stage a Whose Line is it, Anyway? - style show. They’ll be looking for your topic ideas and might even bring you into the uproarious action. This totally improvised performance is never the same before (or after!) this show - so don’t miss it! Register to make sure you’ll have a seat. We guarantee “everything is made up and the points don’t matter.” 

Keeler Tavern 4th Annual Scarecrow Contest

10/12/2016 to 10/16/2016

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

$25 a frame. Enter our 4th Annual Scarecrow Contest! Pick up a frame at KTM and return it fully decorated by Wed., Oct. 12. Scarecrows will be placed on Main Street for voting during Fall for Ridgefield Weekend (October 14 - 16). A second round of voting will also happen on our Facebook page until October 31. Make Your Own Scarecrow Workshop Wednesday, October 12 (school holiday) Drop in 1 - 4 PM to make your own scarecrow while enjoying our #HandsOnHistory exhibition Living Off the Land. Bring your own materials and we'll help you decorate your frame ($25/frame); KTM will provide stuffing material and basic craft supplies.

White Memorial Foundation Museum Children Free Week

10/12/2016 to 10/18/2016

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

In memory of Tish Samponaro from her husband, Philip G. Samponaro. Free admission to children ages twelve and under when accompanied by an adult.



10 Deerfield Rd., Ansonia, CT

10 am–2 pm Ranger Amie, ANRC's resident artist, will teach this FREE outdoor drawing class at the Nature Center. We will walk to a number of pretty spots along the trails, collecting small things to draw and stopping to do some landscapes, in pencil and watercolor. Bring your own sketchbook and pencils, portable watercolor and brush (optional), a portable stool if desired, and a water bottle. You must be able to walk on an easy trail for a mile or two. Please preregister. 203 736-1053

Litchfield County Auctions

10/12/2016 to 10/13/2016

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

Live Auction October 12 and 13. (860) 567-4661. Featuring: traditional art and old masters, asian and tribal art,  silver, gold, jewelry, objects de vertu and coins, antique rugs, furniture and decorations, militaria, maps, antiquarian books and historical documents. View items online.  Litchfield County Auctions & Appraisals is Connecticut's premier estate Auction House, featuring fine art, antique & modern furniture, silver, rugs, jewelry & couture, pottery, porcelain, glass, Asian art & antiques, antiquities, ethnographic arts and more. LCA's 10,000 sq. ft. gallery is located on the main road, just a mile south of "The Green" in historic Litchfield, nestled in the beautiful hills of Litchfield We present fresh-to-the-market property from Estates and Collections in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and beyond.