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Shrine of Saint Anne in Waterbury Embodies More Than One Holiday Story

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Meet the New Top Chef at The Whelk in Westport

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Quiet Corner Artists Open Studios to Public Beginning Black Friday

Quiet Corner Artists Open Studios to Public Beginning Black Friday

Sculptors, painters, potters, mixed media artists and more will open their doors during the Artists' Open Studios of Northeastern Connecticut beginning on Black Friday and continuing the following weekend.

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5 Best Connecticut Things to Do on Weekend: Craft Beer, Balloon Parade, Arts Trail …

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Actor Robert Davi Sings Sinatra, Great American Songbook at Foxwoods

Actor Robert Davi Sings Sinatra, Great American Songbook at Foxwoods

Actor Robert Davi has transitioned from "tough guy" movie roles to stage crooner with the release of his album "Davi Sings Sinatra, On the Road to Romance." He will perform the classics at Foxwoods Resort Casino on Saturday, November 22.

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A Shop Like a Mini Barneys or Bergdorf in the Connecticut Countryside

A Shop Like a Mini Barneys or Bergdorf in the Connecticut Countryside

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Start Your Holiday Shopping This Weekend in Style at CraftWestport

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Kanye West Bought His Luxe Slippers, Not Part of Stubbs & Wootton Company

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Local Musicians Raise Awareness for Organ Donation in Benefit Concert

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Connecticut Firefighter With ALS Gives Birth to Baby Girl

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Connecticut's Witch Trials Explored in New Book; Salem Trials Came Later

Connecticut's Witch Trials Explored in New Book; Salem Trials Came Later

Cynthia Wolfe Boynton is the author of Connecticut Witch Trials: The First Panic in the New World.

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Oxford Man Receives WWII Medals Almost 70 Years After Earning Them

Oxford Man Receives WWII Medals Almost 70 Years After Earning Them

In 1945 Vahan Hovey and his battalion walked into an enemy ambush. Almost 70 years later he’s being recognized for his actions that day.

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Craft Beer, Burgers and Cigars: Best Connecticut History Event Ever?

Craft Beer, Burgers and Cigars: Best Connecticut History Event Ever?

On Nov. 6 the New Haven Museum will offer its first Burger, Brew and Stogie Stroll.” The event will celebrate New Haven’s brewing, cigar-making and burger history with liberal samples of each.

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Music and Dance of Africa and the Caribbean with Sankofa Kuumba at Windsor Historical Society February 9

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Feb 9, 2013
2:00 pm until 3:00 pm

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Music and Dance of Africa and the Caribbean with Sankofa Kuumba at Windsor Historical Society February 9

Music and Dance of Africa and the Caribbean with Sankofa Kuumba at Windsor Historical Society February 9

On Saturday, February 9 at 2 p.m. (snow date Sunday, February 10, 3 p.m. but please call first), experience the richness and astonishing beauty of African culture through dance, music, storytelling, and art which has flowed from Africa toward the Caribbean and the United States for centuries. Costumed musicians and performers from Hartford’s Sankofa Kuumba Cultural Arts Consortium will take audience members on a journey through the African Diaspora, starting in Africa to honor the ancestors who came from there. 

Audience members will be incorporated into the performance, first by learning a few phrases and commands in an African language.  Stories and songs performed by the group will provide a window into African, African-Caribbean, and African-American history and culture. Ensemble members, who always perform wearing traditional African garb with traditional instruments, will demonstrate different rhythms and sounds of drums and perform some dances.   After these performances, audience volunteers may be called on to learn some simple drum rhythms and dance moves. 

Audience members will leave the performance with deeper understanding and appreciation for traditions of Africa and the African Diaspora which have become such a central aspect of American culture, including social and sacred dance, improvisational polyrhythmic music, and bold abstract visual and textile art.   Sankofa Kuumba’s program is designed to draw audience members of different backgrounds closer together.   Cost for the program is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, and $4 for WHS members.  This performance is supported by a Connecticut Humanities grant for Civil War programming.

The Windsor Historical Society, founded in 1921, invites visitors to explore the people, places, and events that have shaped Windsor for nearly four centuries.  The Society’s museum includes changing and permanent exhibition galleries; a hands-on history learning center for families; a research library and manuscript collection housing Windsor photographs, documents, ephemera, and genealogical materials, a museum shop and two historic houses open to the public--the 1758 Strong-Howard House and the 1767 Dr. Hezekiah Chaffee House. 

The Windsor Historical Society is located at 96 Palisado Avenue (Route 159) and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.  General admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and students and free to children under 12 and WHS members.  Call (860) 688-3813 or visit us on the web at www.windsorhistoricalsociety.org for directions to the Society and more information about programs or volunteer opportunities.  To receive e-reminders for public programs, please send your e-mail address to jalberti@windsorhistoricalsociety.org.

Cost $6/adults; $5/seniors & students; $4/Society members.
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Windsor Historical Society
96 Palisado Avenue
Windsor, CT
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SponsorConnecticut Humanities Council

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