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Transformation

Aug 27, 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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FARMERS, WARRIORS, BUILDERS-The Hidden Life of ANTS

Aug 27, 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 27, 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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Changing Land - Changing Wildlife

Aug 27, 2016

Sponsored by Steep Rock Association, Margery Winters of the Roaring Brook Nature Center presents the fascinating story of Connecticut’s dramatically changing landscapes. Over the last 500 years Connecticut has gone from forest to field, to thicket and back to forest. Learn how Native American, colonial, industrial-age and modern-day land-use practices have dramatically impacted the...

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Stories from Near and Far: Refugee Artists in New Haven

Aug 27, 2016 - Sep 10, 2016

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

The evocative artwork and poignant personal stories of six New Haven artists/refugees who withstood imprisonment, persecution, fear and anxiety, and even death threats in some of the most repressive countries in the world comprise a new exhibition at the New Haven Museum (NHM): “Stories from Near and Far: Refugee Artists in New Haven.” The exhibit will be on view from Wednesday,...

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The Ceramic Art of Hayne Bayless and Sam Taylor

Aug 27, 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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Connecticut River Museum Paddle Explorations Program

Aug 27, 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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Wallace Nutting: Preservation Pioneer

Aug 27, 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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Faulkner's Island Lighthouse

Aug 27, 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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Mushroom Walk

Aug 27, 2016

Join Joe Lenoce of Connecticut Valley Mycological Society in search of mushrooms at Cedar Hill Cemetery. During this educational hunt, Joe will discuss the basic types of fungi, where to find them and proper methods of collecting. After the walk, he will review identification resources while identifying any fungi collected.

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