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5. Mattatuck Museum Displays the Industrial and Cultural Heritage of the Naugatuck River Valley

On your left is the Mattatuck Museum with its striking contemporary design by Cesar Pelli, (parking in lots on Park Place or along the Green). The museum 's displays depict the story of northern slavery and the industrial history of the Naugatuck Valley when clocks, brass buttons and rubber goods were household goods worldwide.

On the second floor, two galleries are devoted to 18th c. through 20th c. Connecticut Art and one has changing exhibits. The third floor has a remarkable display of 10,000 buttons, all manufactured in Waterbury.