Events

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, October 31, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Lockwood-Mathews Mansion and Museum, 295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850
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    Coffee with CLHO and CTHumanities

    Meet CLHO's new executive director, Dr. Amrys O. Williams, and communications manager, Karlyn Marcantonio, and hear the latest about what's happening at the League. Amrys will be joined by CTHumanities staff Gregg Mangan, Manager of Digital Humanities, and Scott Wands, Manager of Grants and Programs, who will discuss current initiatives, including the ConnTours mobile app, and upcoming grant opportunities

    Gather at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion and Museum in Norwalk for coffee and light refreshments, presentations, and a chance to learn, socialize, ask questions, and share your ideas and feedback with CLHO and CTHumanities.

    This will be a great regional networking opportunity! We hope you'll join us.

    2:00 coffee hour
    2:30 presentations
    3:00 conversation/Q&A

    This event is free with your RSVP.

    Not in the Norwalk area? No problem! We'll be hosting additional events around the state in October and December.

    • October 22, 9:30–11:00 a.m., Windham Textile and History Museum, Willimantic
    • December 3, 2:00–3:30 p.m., Litchfield Historical Society, Litchfield
    • December 13, 9:30–11:00 a.m., Old Saybrook Historical Society, Old Saybrook


    • Monday, November 18, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Silas Bronson Library, 267 Grand St, Waterbury, CT 06702
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    Curators, collections managers, and all who deal with old paper: rejoice! Conservator Jean Baldwin will lead a hands-on paper conservation workshop on Monday, November 18, 2019 at the Silas Bronson Library in Waterbury. Following a presentation, participants will have a chance to get one-on-one help with up to two pieces from their own collection.

    This workshop is limited to 15 participants, so register to reserve your space today!

    Registrants should bring one or two paper items from their collection to the workshop.

    Jean Baldwin at work on the Audubon folios at Trinity College

    Jean Baldwin is a paper and rare book conservator who works in Connecticut and greater New England. She holds a Masters degree in Preservation and Conservation Studies and is a peer-reviewed Professional Associate in the American Institute of Conservation. She worked as a Rare Book and Paper Conservator at the Library of Congress and Yale University. She brings twenty years of conservation experience working in museums, libraries and her private studio to her work preserving the irreplaceable.

    • Monday, December 02, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371
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    Join the staff of the Florence Griswold Museum for an afternoon discussing Silver Wings and Golden Scales, an insect installation in the historic rooms of the Griswold House by artist Jennifer Angus. Inspired by the creative antics of the artist-boarders of the Lyme Art Colony, Artist-in-Residence Jennifer Angus, a Professor of Textile Design at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, reimagined the interior of the historic house as the setting for an elaborate insect-themed party. Hundreds of cicadas, grasshoppers, and leaf-mimicking insects are pinned to the walls in the pattern reminiscent of textiles or wallpaper. The parlor is festooned with glass domes exhibiting insect scenes, an antique hardware cabinet is filled with insect assemblages, and jelly jars filled with preserved insects line the pantry shelves and fill the windows of the iconic dining room. A banquet set with bug-shaped bread and a paper wasps’ nest adorns the dining room table. And insect-themed costumes are arranged in Miss Florence’s bedroom.

    The Jennifer Angus insect installation at the Florence Griswold Museum

    The installation is the first major change in the Griswold House since its reinterpretation as a boardinghouse for artists in 2006. The dramatic installation has provided a terrific learning opportunity for the public, museum volunteers, and staff. The installation has been extended by popular demand, and this special afternoon is the opportunity to experience the installation, discuss best practices, hear about lessons learned, and consider how other historic institutions might attract new audiences by incorporating contemporary viewpoints, and building support for new initiatives. 

    Come early and enjoy “Nothing More American:” Immigration, Sanctuary, and Community—An Exhibition by Matthew Leifheit, and see our Miss Florence’s Palette Trees decorated for the holidays with over 200 artist palettes.

    • Tuesday, December 03, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Litchfield Historical Society, 7 South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759
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    Meet CLHO's new executive director, Dr. Amrys O. Williams, and hear the latest about what's happening at the League. Amrys will be joined by CTHumanities staff Gregg Mangan, Manager of Digital Humanities, and Scott Wands, Manager of Grants and Programs, who will discuss current initiatives, including the ConnTours mobile app, and upcoming grant opportunities

    Gather at the Litchfield Historical Society for coffee and light refreshments, presentations, and a chance to learn, socialize, ask questions, and share your ideas and feedback with CLHO and CTHumanities.

    This will be a great regional networking opportunity! We hope you'll join us.

    2:00 coffee hour
    3:00 presentations
    3:30 conversation/Q&A

    This event is free with your RSVP.

    Not in the Litchfield area? No problem! We'll be hosting additional events around the state in October and December.

    • October 22, 9:30–11:00 a.m., Windham Textile and History Museum, Willimantic
    • October 31, 2:00–3:30 p.m., Lockwood-Mathews Mansion and Museum, Norwalk
    • December 13, 9:30–11:00 a.m., Old Saybrook Historical Society, Old Saybrook
    • Friday, December 13, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Old Saybrook Historical Society, 350 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
    Register

    Coffee with CLHO and CTHumanities

    Meet CLHO's new executive director, Dr. Amrys O. Williams, and hear the latest about what's happening at the League. Amrys will be joined by CTHumanities staff Gregg Mangan, Manager of Digital Humanities, and Scott Wands, Manager of Grants and Programs, who will discuss current initiatives, including the ConnTours mobile app, and upcoming grant opportunities

    Gather at the Old Saybrook Historical Society for coffee and light refreshments, presentations, and a chance to learn, socialize, ask questions, and share your ideas and feedback with CLHO and CTHumanities.

    This will be a great regional networking opportunity! We hope you'll join us.

    9:30 coffee hour
    10:00 presentations
    10:30 conversation/Q&A

    This event is free with your RSVP.

    Not in the Old Saybrook area? No problem! We'll be hosting additional events around the state in October and December.

    • October 22, 9:30–11:00 a.m., Windham Textile and History Museum, Willimantic
    • October 31, 2:00–3:30 p.m., Lockwood-Mathews Mansion and Museum, Norwalk
    • December 3, 2:00–3:30 p.m., Litchfield Historical Society, Litchfield


Connecticut League of History Organizations
Central Connecticut State UniversityDepartment of History
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050
(860) 832-2674
info@clho.org

with support from
CTHumanities

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