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Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible

Aug 23, 2014 - Nov 2, 2014

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

This exhibition showcases a singular work of art: a handwritten and illuminated Bible commissioned by the Benedictine monks of Saint John’s University and Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota, to mark the dawn of the new millennium. This Bible is monumental in both size and scope: each of its nearly 1,150 pages, comprised in seven volumes, measures approximately 24 x 16 inches, and the...

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The Monuments of James Batterson

Aug 23, 2014

James G. Batterson, co-owner of New England Granite Works in Hartford, played a key role in the establishment of Cedar Hill. He introduced the cemetery to Elizabeth Colt, who commissioned him to erect the first major monument at Cedar Hill. This tour, led by Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation Director Beverly Lucas, will highlight the many monuments attributed to Batterson’s prolific company.

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Amtrak Exhibit Train at Essex Steam Train and Riverboat

Aug 23, 2014 - Aug 24, 2014

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

Can you hear the sound of a whistle? That’s the Amtrak Exhibit Train coming to the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat, August 23-24 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.. Climb aboard, take a free, self-guided tour to learn about Amtrak’s history, and catch a glimpse into the company’s future. Displays include vintage advertising, past menus and dinnerware, period uniforms,...

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Join the Brave Throng: Poster Art of WWI Exhibit

Aug 23, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014

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

The new exhibit Join the Brave Throng: Poster Art of WWI at the Litchfield Historical Society will highlight a selection of WWI posters from the museum's collection. It will be on view through November 30, 2014. When the Great War broke out in Europe in 1914, the town of Litchfield was actively involved in war efforts from the start. Ranging from work of the local Red Cross chapter...

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Grove Street Cemetery Tours

Aug 23, 2014 - Nov 29, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Saturday.

One Hour Walking Tour To View Historical Persons

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Glass Today: 21st Century Innovations

Aug 23, 2014 - Sep 21, 2014

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

A sequel to the NBMAA’s popular 2008 glass exhibition, Glass Today: 21st-Century Innovations, celebrates glass as a material for contemporary art—sculpture, installation, video and even painting and printmaking. This group exhibition, curated by Assistant Curator Anna Rogulina, brings together over 80 works by 66 artists united by their ability to manipulate the properties...

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Naugatuck All Arts Festival

Aug 23, 2014

The Naugatuck Arts Commission will host the Naugatuck All Arts Festival on the scenic and historic Naugatuck Green. Open to all ages, the festival will include live music, displays of local artists' work, crafts vendors, food, an open mic, and various other cultural highlights. There will be special "Top of the Hour" presentations by a wide variety of cultural organizations and...

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This One's Optimistic: Pincushion

Aug 23, 2014 - Sep 14, 2014

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

This One’s Optimistic: Pincushion is a densely hung, salon style exhibition that includes paintings and drawings by 38 contemporary artists, all of whom are known for their excellence in making work that leans heavily towards abstraction. Their styles are vastly different and will, in close proximity, create a wide-ranging visual experience, which can be seen as a current reflection of...

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Family Fair/Open House at the Yale Marsh Botanical Gardens

Aug 23, 2014

On Saturday, August 23, there will be a family fair/open house at the Yale Marsh Botanical Gardens at 265 Mansfield Street in New Haven.  There will be activities for all age groups, including tours, arts and crafts, exotic fruit tasting, and more!  It will be fun for the whole family!  The event is FREE and will be held from 12-4pm.  Hope to see you there!

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Gifts of the Animals

Aug 23, 2014 - Aug 27, 2014

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

Each week, the museum's very own Didi McKay, author of Gifts of the Animals, will explore animals and cultures highlighted in her book, followed by special activities.

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