5/17/2010 - Upcoming Events at the Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center

Mattatuck: More Than a Museum!

Are you ready for the BIG READ Finale?

Thursday, May 20th at The Mattatuck Museum
The Big Read Finale at the Mattatuck Museum
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The BIG READ fun Continues...
Read The Book .. get your copy from the Mattatuck Museum, Silas Bronson Library, or Barnes & Noble Bookstores.
Come Join the fun.
Final BIG READ Program Day,
Thursday, May 20th   
The Big Read Closing Celebrations at
the Mattatuck Museum
 Arts and History Center
The Big Read will come to close with the following activities:

Art Awards Presentation 4:00-4:30pm: Art projects created by Waterbury Public School students based on the book  A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines
Essay Awards Presentation 4:30-5:30pm: Essays writtenby Waterbury Public School students and selected by the Waterbury Bar Association will be read by the winners. Essays must address the following question: In A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines, Jefferson is sentenced to death for committing murder. 
If he were truly guilty of murder would the sentence fit the crime?
In your response, explain if the death penalty is a cruel murder
or a just punishment.
Panel Discussion: Does Racism Impact Justice? 5:30 -6:30:
Presented by members of the Waterbury Bar Association.
Reception, Refreshments, and Music 6:30-7:30: The conversations and excitement of the Big Read continue in the museum Courtyard with the stirring music of Sounds of Africa.
 All programs are free unless otherwise noted.
For more information go to www.mattatuckmuseum.org 203 7530381 x10.
Indian Summer Duo takes the stage
for Mattatuck Museum's First Thursday in June 

Joshua Swetts & Charise Courtney
Indian Summer Duo
First Thursday, June 3, 2010
Ben Ortiz Gallery Talk
Indian Summer is a local Connecticut based jazz duo whose vocal and instrumental skills are sure to captivate and entertain you.  Indian Summer is comprised of Joshua Swetts on guitar, Charise Courtney on lead vocals and drummer John Deuth.  Joshua Swetts has been playing guitar since he was 13 years old, studying under many mentors including great jazz guitarist, Joe Beck.  Joshua also plays drums, piano, key boards, and bass guitar.  He holds a degree from Berklee College of Music.  Ms. Courtney has been singing for years with classic rock band CLEARVIEW at various venues throughout Connecticut.  John Deuth has been recording and performing blues and rock for 25 years.
Where: Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center
When: Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 5:30-7:30 pm
First Thursday, a fun, after-hours event, is a great way to meet up with friends, network with business associates, and enjoy live music from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Admission is $7 for museum members, and $15 for non-members. Join the museum or renew your membership on First Thursday and get in free! 
Mattatuck Museum Arts & History Center
144 West Main Street
Waterbury, Connecticut 06702
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