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FARMERS, WARRIORS, BUILDERS-The Hidden Life of ANTS

Aug 28, 2016 - Sep 5, 2016

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Daily, June 18 –Sept. 5, Monday - Saturday 9 am - 5 pm; Sundays 11 am - 5 pm. Ants are everywhere, living complex and diverse lives that are mostly hidden from our view. Now, with the aid of a macro lens and the insights of ant expert and photographer Mark Moffett, the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) and the Smithsonia's National Museum of Natural...

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Lyman Orchards' Sunflower Maze

Aug 28, 2016 - Aug 28, 2016

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

All Aboard for Adventure in the Train Sunflower Maze!   In the 1860s, David Lyman II started building the Airline Railroad, opening a vital pathway from New York to Boston. Now, to celebrate our 275th Anniversary, we honor the man responsible building for the railroad. Take a first-class journey through history – and 350,000 red and yellow sunflowers – in our...

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Transformation

Aug 28, 2016 - Aug 30, 2016

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Gallery One, an intentional community of artists whose common bond is a commitment to each artist realizing his/her individual voice, presents Transformation, in which Gallery One’s artists have chosen works that align with The Mary C. Daly’s mission of exhibiting art that  “…expresses a powerful connection to creation in all its forms.” Opening reception on...

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Market Madness Sundays

Aug 28, 2016 - Aug 28, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Sunday.

Sundays, June 12 - August 28, 10 am - 2 pm (no program on 6/26) Support local farmers and explore the SM&NC through hands-on activities! Our Sunday Farm Market will be the center of our Summer Sunday programs. Join us weekly for a self-guided craft on the meadow, farm animal meetings, and lunch with Bert & Edie, our North American River Otters. At 11 am, join us for "Treats and...

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Faulkner's Island Lighthouse

Aug 28, 2016 - Sep 4, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Exhibit chronicling the history of Guilford’s lighthouse and its keepers. Learn how the island got its name, listen to shipwreck stories, try your hand at tying nautical knots and creating signal flag messages, and much more! Admission to the exhibit also includes self-guided tours of the 1639 Whitfield House. Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10:00-4:30. Free parking.

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Wallace Nutting: Preservation Pioneer

Aug 28, 2016 - Oct 30, 2016

Among the “ten commandments” Wallace Nutting distributed to workers building his line of furniture was the decree: ‘Let nothing leave your hands until you are proud of the work.” Nutting’s attention to detail and groundbreaking accomplishments in promoting American history and antiques are celebrated in the exhibition, “Wallace Nutting: Preservation...

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The SM&NC Sunday Farm Market Is Back!

Aug 28, 2016 - Oct 9, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Sunday.

Sundays June 12 Through October 9. 10 am to 2 pm Many favorites are returning and we've added some new vendors to offer a larger variety of items. We'll be selling our very own Heckscher farm-fresh eggs, maple syrup made in our own maple sugar "shack," and wool from our flock of sheep. There will be weekly farm-related family activities with our "Market...

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The Ceramic Art of Hayne Bayless and Sam Taylor

Aug 28, 2016 - Sep 16, 2016

The ceramic art of Hayne Bayless and Sam Taylor.  Bayless's work is hand-built and Taylor's thrown. Each artist's work is unique and each piece to be used and enjoyed. Hayne Bayless Hayne Bayless of Sideways Studio in Ivoryton CT,  creates artful, functional ceramics using extrusion and slab  hand building techniques  His pieces are artful and whimsical,...

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Kid Stuff: Children's Items in the Museum Collection

Aug 28, 2016 - Sep 18, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Exhibit of children’s clothes, dolls, samplers, artwork, school exercises, and rewards of merit. Admission to the exhibit also includes self-guided tours of the 1639 Whitfield House. Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10:00-4:30. Free parking.

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Connecticut River Museum Paddle Explorations Program

Aug 28, 2016 - Oct 10, 2016

Rent a canoe, kayak or paddleboard and see the three beautiful coves of Essex at your own pace.  Historic buildings and wildlife abound on the shores of these secluded inlets.  Rentals are available by 2 hour, 4 hour, or all day (7 hour) increments, and paddlers are provided with all the necessary gear including PFDs and a chart of the river around Essex.  Discounts for museum...

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