Category Archives: Museum

Cocktails In Connecticut

Here’s a little Connecticut cocktail history for you. At one time, Connecticut was arguably the largest producer of chromium-plated cocktail shakers in the country. Chase Brass and Copper Company of Waterbury was known as a maker of brass and copper fixtures, but the company figured out a new way forward in the 1930’s and that was Read more…

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Is It An Antique Or A Reproduction?

Are you an antique buff? Can you tell a real antique from a reproduction? Two experts on furniture from the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum in Wethersfield, Helena Reilly and Bruce Henley are educating folks at the museum about how to tell vintage from a reproduction. If you want to learn some of the basics about antique furniture, there are workshops that Read more…

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Hello…Operator? The Story of America’s First Telephone Exchange In New Haven

New Haven is home to so many firsts, including the cotton gin, the lollipop, the hamburger, the first fire sprinkler and the first commercial U.S. telephone exchange. It began with The New Haven District Telephone Company which dates back to 1878. The New Haven Museum and the city’s Broken Umbrella Theater have partnered to tell people’s stories Read more…

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Dick Cavett to Receive The First “Spirit Of Katharine Hepburn Award”

The ‪Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center will hold its annual Summer Gala Saturday August 27th, 2016 on the historic Old Saybrook Town Green. In addition to fantastic eats and fabulous music and dancing, the inaugural Spirit of Katharine Hepburn Award will be presented as a graceful statuette sculpted in the likeness of Katharine Hepburn by Kimberly Read more…

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You’ll Love This Sale at Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum

Vintage Collectors & Antique Aficionados: Tags & Treasures Sale April 2 and 3 at Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum   Wethersfield, Conn. (March 22, 2016) –Collectors of vintage oddities, artifacts and antiques will be rummaging for this year’s hottest collectibles at the Webb-Deane-Stevens (WDS) Museum Tags & Treasures Sale, on Saturday, April 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 Read more…

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The Contemporary Art Of Michael DesRosiers

Artist, Michael DesRosiers creates his paintings on a 23 acre spread in Lyme, Connecticut, an enclave, he built for his family surrounded by nature. He says he knew he was going to be an artist at a very young age when he spilled a bucket of paint down his parents carpeted stairs in Texas. He says Read more…

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Katharine Hepburn’s Theater In Connecticut

The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (The Kate) is a “gem of a place in Connecticut with a movie star name.” Katharine Hepburn was iconic because of her fans’ recognition of her immense talent and drive. Similarly, the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center is successful because of you, its friends, patrons, members, and donors, and Read more…

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Holiday Events On The Connecticut Art Trail

Holiday Events on the 2015 Connecticut Art Trail Want to know where beautiful events will be in Connecticut to take family or friends leading up to the holidays,? Well look no further than the state’s Art Trail, this is southern new England at a lovely time of the year. Okay get out your calendars and Read more…

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Holiday Tours At Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum In Wethersfield

Celebrate Three Centuries of Christmas at the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum: Dazzling Preview Party, Candlelight and Daytime Tours   Wethersfield, Conn. (October 26, 2015) – To the casual observer it might appear that the Webb-Deane-Stevens (WDS) Museum’s three houses are closed during the first 10 days of December. Behind the tranquil façade, however, an all-hands-on-deck, fast-paced, historical-holiday-decoration Read more…

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Chester’s Antiques Roadshow

Chester’s Own “Antiques Roadshow” on Nov. 7.  Hope you have some valuable treasures in your attic or jewelry box? Need to do some weeding out? Want to know what’s worth hanging onto? Get the answers on Saturday, Nov. 7, when the Chester Historical Society holds its 12th Antiques & Jewelry Appraisal at St. Joseph’s Parish Read more…

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