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Go To A Connecticut Museum

Did you hear that some Connecticut museums will be free on Saturday 28th, 2013 thanks to the good folks at the Smithsonian Magazine? There are 26 museums that will accept the free passes (for two) that you can find on http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/ There are some restrictions. Only one museum ticket pass (for two) per household. There Read more…

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Willimantic, Connecticut’s Frog Bridge

In 1754 the early settlers in north eastern Connecticut awoke to the sound of a terrible noise that seemed to surround them! In fear and pandemonium, they prepared for an epic battle…a battle they found they would not have to fight. What occurred, you may ask? Well let’s just say frogs played an integral role Read more…

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History in Granby, Connecticut

All aboard…time to get back on the tracks. Today we head up Route 10 north toward the Massachusetts border to discover the charming town of Granby, Connecticut. You will find history lovingly preserved through the work of the Salmon Brook Historical Society  You can stay in touch with all that is going on at the Read more…

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History in New Britain, Connecticut

In a prior “Tony the Trolley” adventure here on Nutmeg Junction, Tony visited the Torrington Historical Society. Tony found how important it was for a city/town to preserve and then share its history with residents and visitors. New Britain, Connecticut is a community with a rich history and has found ways to share its story Read more…

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Torrington’s Historical Society

Have you ever visited your hometown historical society or museum? Most of the larger cities and many of the smaller communities have them and they are vital to our understanding of our hometowns. These valuable resources preserve artifacts and stories for future generations. Tony visited the Torrington Historical Society which has a research library, a Read more…

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Tony The Trolley Stops For Education

This week Nutmeg Junction stopped by Manchester Community College. With so much going on at the campus there are classes for everyone and for all ages. From arts and crafts to photography to literature there really are so many opportunities for learning. If you are interested in learning more about different classes available you can Read more…

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It’s Nice To Live In Brookfield, Connecticut

“Due south of New Milford and northeast from Danbury lies the idyllic town of Brookfield, Connecticut. Home to former Governor Jodi Rell, Brookfield’s storied past is celebrated at the very special Brookfield Historical Society. Open noon to 4 on Saturdays or by appointment, the Brookfield Historical Society is located in the former Town House-Library building Read more…

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New Britain’s Public Library Is A Treasure

Nutmeg Junction extends a heart-felt thank you to New Britain Public Library. Libraries are the heartbeat of any community and the New Britain Public Library is that and more, an absolute treasure. The structure is literally three buildings in one and in the eyes of many of the locals is a cathedral to learning…a real Read more…

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Summer Fun At The Lutz!

Nutmeg Junction made a recent stop at the Lutz Children’s Museum in Manchester, Connecticut. It is an amazing location for children to explore their creative side. From hand puppets to costumes, this place has an amazing hands-on approach with children. They also have an area with animals and a great picnic area in the back. Read more…

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Nutmeg Junction in Connecticut’s “Little Poland”

The Nutmeg Junction trolley was invited to travel to Little Poland, which is the Broad Street section of New Britain and we gladly accepted the invite! It’s a wonderful community and really defines the essence of the term “neighborhood”. There are neighborhood delis, neighborhood groceries, neighborhood meat stores, neighborhood bakeries and neighborhood restaurants all within Read more…

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