Harwinton Historical Society To Sponsor Program on Reconstruction Following the Civil War at The Harwinton Library

09/14/2014 to 09/21/2914

80 Bentley Dr,, Harwinton, CT Phone: 860-485-9113.

Although the Union proved victorious in the American Civil War, the fruits of that victory were still in doubt. The era of Reconstruction (1865-1877) was the crucial completion of that conflict. Fundamentally, it would determine the future of the United States by attempting to resolve two dilemmas: how to admit the defeated southern states back into the Union and how to prepare 4 million ex-slaves for equality and citizenship. Dr. Karl Valois, Professor of History at the Torrington branch of the University of Connecticut will lead the discussions of these topics at the Harwinton Library on two consecutive Sundays: September 14 and 21, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:15 PM. All are invited. There is no fee or prior attendance requirement although donations are always gratefully received. We hope to see you there!

Gallery 25 Features "Our Towns" Exhibit

05/31/2018 to 07/29/2018

11 Railroad Street, New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860-355-6009.

Gallery 25 artists will present a summer show from May 24 entitled “Our Towns”. This show celebrates the beauty of towns in western Connecticut or the uniqueness of the landscape. Continuing until July 29, the show spans several activities that may be of interest to New Milford residents, visitors, and artists.

More than 20 gallery artists are exhibiting works in a variety of media, including oils, water media, graphics, jewelry, pottery, fused glass, wood turning and carving, and hand-pulled prints. 

On June 9, the gallery will participate in Connecticut Open House Day celebrating the exceptional cultural assets across the state and, from 4 to 7 pm, will host an opening reception for its show “Our Towns”.

Sponsored by the New Milford Commission on the Arts, Gallery 25 was founded as a cooperative-style all fine art gallery representing local and regional award-winning artists and artisans. Renewing interest and growth in the local art scene is a priority of the art commission, Gallery 25, and its member artists. 

Gallery 25 is conveniently located at 11 Railroad Street at the historic train station in New Milford, Connecticut (http://newmilfordgallery25.blogspot.com). Gallery hours are: Thursday & Sunday 12 pm - 5:00 pm, Friday & Saturday 12 pm - 8:00 pm, or by appointment (phone 860-355-6009). Viewing the exhibition is free. Ample free parking is available.