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January 2017
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Capitol America: From Robber-Baron Ostentation to Simplicity

January 27 @ 10:00 am - June 30 @ 5:00 pm
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New Haven Museum, 114 Whitney Ave
New Haven, CT 06510 United States
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As all states have their own character, so, too, do their capitol buildings. New Haven Museum’s exhibit, “Capitol America,” includes photographs of the nation’s capitol buildings, many of them sites of both architectural beauty and historical conflict. A project by New Haven professional photographers Robert Lisak and David Ottenstein, the exhibit will run through June 30, 2017. “Capitol America” is a show of contrasts—black and white, light and dark, workaday function and Gilded-Age splendor—with large-format photographs encircling the New Haven…

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May 2017

Play, Recreation, and Childhood in the Progressive Era

May 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Memorial Hall, Connecticut State Library, 231 Capitol Ave.
Hartford, CT 06106 United States
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Join us for a brown bag lunch presentation by Dr. Allison Horrocks. In the late 19th century, Connecticut was highly regarded by many experts as a pioneering state for its expansive network of parks, playgrounds, and other spaces for recreation.  Through the development of these spaces, children's play became a far more regulated matter.  Learn more about the business of shaping play during this talk on Connecticut's history of youth and recreation. Dr. Allison Horrocks is a public historian.  Her primary research…

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Lest We Forget: Preserving Memories of WWI at New Haven Museum

May 24 @ 3:00 am - 7:00 pm
New Haven Museum, 114 Whitney Avenue.
New Haven, CT United States
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When fresh-faced Hamden, Connecticut resident Robert Remington and the rest of New Haven’s 102nd Regiment arrived in Seicheprey, France in late 1917, it was assumed that the green soldiers would slowly acclimate themselves to modern warfare. In the predawn hours of April 20 1918, German Stormtroopers struck. In what became known as the first U.S. engagement of World War One (WWI), Remington was bayonetted in the stomach. He died on May 1, shortly before his 19th birthday. Thanks to the…

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June 2017

Antiques Show and Appraisal Day

June 3
Gen. William Hart House, 350 Main St.
Old Saybrook, CT 06475 United States
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Sponsored by the Old Saybrook Historical Society, the 5th annual Antiques Show and Appraisal Day features 75 dealers and more than a half-dozen expert appraisers and draws hundreds of browsers and buyers.  Held at the beautiful Gen. William Hart House campus and historic Trivet Green, 350 Main St., Old Saybrook, CT on Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 9:00 - 4:00 p.m. with appraisals from 10:00 - 1:00 p.m.  Appraisals at $7 each or 3 for $20.  Free admission.

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250th Anniversary Celebration Genb. William Hart House

June 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Gen. William Hart House, 350 Main St.
Old Saybrook, CT 06475 United States
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Ceremonies to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Gen. William Hart House features an address by Ct. State Historian Walter Woodward, music by the U.S. Coast Guard Brass Quintet, and an American Revolution encampment and area fife and drum corps.  Exhibit Gallery opens with items highlighting early craftmanship and activities that occurred during the 250 years of the Hart House, a "house for the ages."   Program hours from 1: 00 p.m. -4:00 p.m.  Free admission.

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