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!

Litchfield Historical Society Exhibit: America's Pastimes: Sports and Recreation in Litchfield

04/06/2016 to 11/26/2017

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

America's Pastimes: Sports and Recreation in Litchfield--The Litchfield Historical Society will open its newexhibit, America's Pastimes: Sports and Recreation in Litchfield, in April 2016. Taking a holistic view at sports and recreation from Litchfield's founding to the present, the exhibit examines the important role of these activities as sources of competition, engagement, health, friendship, and fun within our community. The exhibit runs from April 6, 2016 through November 26, 2017.

Full Moon Drumming for Peace @ Church of Christ Congregational, Goshen, CT

02/10/2017 to 12/03/2017

5 Old Middle St., Goshen, CT Phone: 860.491.2793.

Drumming for Peace is an international drumming event where people in each time zone drum for peace at sunset on the night of the full moon, thus passing the
rhythm for peace from time zone to time zone around the world.
Drummers in Northwestern CT will participate in this event at the

Church of Christ Congregational, Goshen, CT
on the following dates:

2017
Friday, February 10, 2017: 5:15pm
Sunday, March 12, 2017: 5:45pm
Tuesday, April 11, 2017: 7:15pm
Wednesday, May 10, 2017: 7:45pm
Friday, June 9, 2017: 8:15pm
Sunday, July 9, 2017: 8:15pm
Monday, August 7, 2017: 7:45pm
Wednesday, September 6, 2017: 7:00pm
Thursday, October 5, 2017: 6:15pm
Saturday, November 4, 2017: 5:30pm
Sunday, December 3, 2017: 4:15pm

Drummers may bring their own
drums and rhythm instruments or they can use the drums
and instruments that will be available there.

*Note: all drumming for peace will start at sunset
and continue for approximately one hour:

Mattatuck Museum Exhibitions - YANKEES OR RED SOX

03/26/2017 to 12/03/2017

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

RECEPTION: Sunday, March 26, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Like most sports rivalries, picking a side in the Red Sox-Yankee rivalry is almost entirely geographic – and Connecticut is at the epicenter, more or less being split in two. Guest curated by sports lover Neil Scherer, this exhibition had its inception in the 2004 American League Champion Series. The exhibition tells this and other exciting stories about each team. Tues. - Sat. 10-5, Sun. noon - 5.

Litchfield Historical Society - America's Pastimes: Sports and Recreation in Litchfield

04/16/2017 to 11/26/2017

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

On April 16, 2016 the Litchfield Historical Society will open to the public its latest exhibition, America's Pastimes: Sports and Recreation in Litchfield. The exhibit highlights the role of sports and recreation in town from its founding to today, showcasing the stories and experiences of Litchfield residents, players, coaches, fans, and enthusiasts. To communicate the active nature of this history, the exhibit groups together sports, games, and leisure activities of both past and present based on the actions they entail, from swinging a tennis racket to playing a game of chess. The exhibit incorporates several hands-on interactives for visitors to enjoy.

Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy opening

04/29/2017 to 11/30/2017

55 Duck Pond Rd, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860.567.2062.

The Conservancy is open from April 29 through November 30th on Saturdays & Sundays from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Guests are invited to walk the grounds at their leisure and enjoy the diversity of waterfowl on display. Information panels provide identifications of each species and Conservancy staff and volunteers are available to answer questions. Admission (Non-members)
Adult (15+) $10.00, Senior (65+) $8.00, Child (4-14) $5.00, Children 3 years old and under are free.

Mattatuck Museum Exhibition Ùtútù Nnenna Okore

09/10/2017 to 12/03/2017

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

Opening Reception: Sunday, September 10, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Internationally renowned sculptor Nnenna Okore will use textiles to create an installation commemorating the colors and landscapes of her childhood home of Nsukka, Nigeria. Ùtútù, the Nigerian word for morning/something new, describes the transience, potency and energy of the piece. Visitors will respond to this boldly colored and organic art meant to heighten their visual and sensorial experience.

Mattatuck Museum Art Exhibit #IBelieveInWaterbury

09/10/2017 to 12/03/2017

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

Opening Reception: Sunday, September 10, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Focusing on the City of Waterbury, artists are challenged to identify those unique aspects of the city and her people that resonate for him/her. We ask artists to share their inspiration with us in works that demonstrate the beauty, joy, prosperity and momentum of Waterbury. Share with non-artists what your trained eye is finding that inspires and uplifts.

Western CT State University Art Show ‘Thinking Visually’

09/25/2017 to 12/03/2017

181 White Street, Danbury, CT Phone: (203) 837-8403 .

 Fifteen internationally acclaimed local artists will show selections from their works in "Thinking Visually: The Art of Connecticut Illustrators," an exhibition celebrating the rich diversity of illustration as an art form. Gallery hours from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

WCSU exhibition Works by Connecticut illustrators

09/25/2017 to 12/03/2017

43 Lake Ave. Extension , Danbury, CT Phone: (203) 837-8403 .

Fifteen internationally acclaimed local artists will show selections from their works in "Thinking Visually: The Art of Connecticut Illustrators," an exhibition celebrating the rich diversity of illustration as an art form that will run from Monday, Sept. 25, through Sunday, Dec. 3, in the Visual and Performing Arts Center Art Gallery at Western Connecticut State University. The exhibition will be open for public viewing during gallery hours from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.