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Joan Morosani and Susan Spencer are excited and honored to be showing together for the third time at OWL. They draw from different approaches and traditions, but feel that their paintings perfectly complement each       other. Both painters attempt to express the immediacy of experience as seen through color, texture, line and surface tension. Joan’s background is as a wallpaper and...

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Lyndhurst Mansion Tours

Sep 23, 2018 - Sep 24, 2018

Take a one-hour guided tour of the historic Lyndhurst mansion overlooking the Hudson River. The Gothic Revival mansion has been used as a movie set for six major motion pictures including House of Dark Shadows (1970), Reversal of Fortune (1990), Cradle Will Rock (1999) and Winter’s Tale (2013). It was built in 1938 by William Paulding, a former NYC...

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Rockefeller Estate Tours

Sep 23, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018

Kykuit, a hilltop paradise, is now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, was home to four generations of the Rockefeller family. Read our review of the guided tours of the six-story stone house; the terraced gardens with Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller’s collection of 20th-century sculptures; the underground art galleries featuring a...

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A series of graphic novel-style panels designed by illustrator Kirk Manley tells the dramatic story of the spy ring that operated between New York City, Long Island, and Fairfield during the Revolutionary War. Manley’s artwork conveys the drama of espionage during the war, underscoring the challenges faced by Patriot forces. View the risks through the eyes of specific historical...

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Flappers: Fashion and Freedom

Sep 23, 2018 - Jan 27, 2019

In this key moment in our national history and the struggle for women’s equality and freedom of expression, the Fairfield Museum’s exhibition “Flappers: Fashion and Freedom,” examines the history and social impact of fashion and its relationship to the women’s movement of the 1920s. On the heels of World War I and the winning of suffrage, a rise of consumer culture...

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The Litchfield Historical Society is hosting a talk with the former Connecticut State Archaeologist Nick Bellantoni about his new book The Long Journeys Home: The Repatriations of Henry ‘Ōpūkaha‘ia and Albert Afraid of Hawk, on Sunday, September 23 at 3 p.m. Henry ʻŌpūkahaʻia and Itankusun Wanbli lived almost a century apart and came from different Indigenous Nations...

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1750 Ogden House Tours

Sep 23, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018

This event occurs weekly, on Sunday.

Open Sundays beginning June 3 – September 30. This saltbox house was built in 1750 for David Ogden at the time of his marriage to Jane Sturges. For the next 125 years it was home for the Ogden family in the farming and coastal shipping town of Fairfield. The house provides a glimpse into the life of a middle-class colonial family. The Ogden House is owned and operated by the...

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 Enjoy the day touring 2 estates.  Explore The Mount (Edith Wharton’s Home) from 10:30am – 12:00pm, then head to Naumkeag for a tour and lunch from 12:30pm – 3:00pm.  (Lunch buffet at your own cost or bring your own lunch to enjoy on the premises). Cost includes transportation, admission and tours at both The Mount and Naumkeag.  Limited to 13.  Pre-registration and pre-payment is...

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This event occurs weekly, on Monday.

Gunn Memorial Library in Washington, CT is pleased to welcome back literary scholar Mark Scarbrough as he leads a five week course The Soul Ajar: An Emily Dickinson Literature Course.  The classes will be Mondays at 10:00am on September 24, October 1, October 15, October 22 and October 29, 2018 in the library’s Wykeham Room.  Participants will read as a class a small selection of the poems...

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Capture the imagination of your preschooler by exploring great artists and their masterpieces. Each week, children ages 3-5 will be introduced to one of the world’s great artists through stories, discussion, and hands-on art activities. Artwork created during the final class will be displayed in the Children’s Library in conjunction with Pequot’s 21st Annual Art Show: Emerging...

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