4/21/2011 - Mattatuck Museum and Arts History Center Upcoming Events: April 21 - May 4

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   We would like to let you know about all of the wonderful and exciting things happening at the museum. We hope you can join us for some of our upcoming Programs, Events and Exhibit Openings!

TGI Third Thursday Presents:

Vincent Ingala

April 21, 5:30-7:30pm 


The Mattatuck Museum is proud to welcome Waterbury native, Vincent Ingala to TGI Third Thursday. At 17 years old, Vincent has been gracing fans with his smooth jazz style and original music. Vincent is a multi instrumentalist excelling on the saxophone, guitar, keyboard and vocals. His natural talent and enthusiasm for music have been evident from a very young age and he continues to pursue his musical aspirations. He has the power to deliver both a hard driving rock 'n roll beat as well as a sensuous saxophone solo. His fans recognize him for his high-energy crowd pleasing entertainment.


Members: $7

Non-members: $15 

Purchase a membership at Third Thursday and admission is free!

Take a Trip with the Mattatuck Museum 

Bus Trip to the

Boston Museum of Fine Arts

 Thursday, April 28  

We will enjoy:

· A private tour of the highlights of the new

  Art of the Americas Wing.

· Time to explore other special exhibits of 

  interest including Chihuly: Through the

  Looking Glass featuring works that show

  the breathe and scope of the artist's glass

  sculptures over four decades.

· Lunch will be at your leisure at the museum

  restaurant of your choice   any time after our

  private tour.


For more information on Boston MFA exhibits

go to www.mfa.org 


Departures from: 


St George's Episcopal Church 

Tucker Hill Road and Rt. 188 in Middlebury

Leave at 8:00am                                    Return at 7:15pm

or Exit 18 Commuter Lot

West Main Street in Waterbury

Leave at 8:15am                                    Return at 7:00pm


Registration is required.  

Register on-line at www.MattatuckMuseum.org

or call 203.753.0381 x10


Members: $80

Non-members: $85 


Trip Leaders are Kris Jacobi and Mary Griffin.

Exhibit Opening

Waterbury in the Civil War: Letters from the Front

 Saturday, April 30 5:30-7:30pm 


One hundred and fifty years ago, Union soldiers Andrew McClintock, Henry B. Peck, Alexander McNeil and William Renison sent letters home describing their personal experiences on the battlefield. They were among the 942 Waterbury men to fight in the American Civil War. Their words express a ready willingness to do their "duty as a good citizen and soldier." In Commemoration of the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, this exhibition will include original letters to and from soldiers on the front lines, diaries, documents, photographs and artifacts, including Civil War era stationary, Confederate currency, and the uniform, canteen and pocket mirror of Captain Henry B. Peck.



Members: Free

Non-members: $7 


A Life of the Land: Connecticut's Jewish Farmers

Wednesday, May 4 11:00am-12:00pm


As you drive past the many acres of farm lands in Connecticut have you ever stopped to think about the history of your neighbors and what brought them to Connecticut?


In the late 19th century there was massive emigration from Europe to the United States. In 1891, Baron Maurice de Hirsch set up a fund to help Jewish refugees resettle in America in farming communities. In Connecticut, Jewish agricultural communities were established in Colchester, Norwich, Newtown, and East Haddam. Mary Donohue and Briann Greenfield have gathered historical data, oral histories and historic photos to the compelling story of the Jewish farmers of C olchester.


 Israel & Bessie Medlin

Ethel & Leo Goldberg Collection: Mattatuck Museum 


Books will be available for purchase. Mary Donohue is the architectural historian of the Connecticut Commission on the Arts; Briann Greenfield, PhD is a professor of public history at Central Connecticut State University.


Members: Free 

Non-members: $10









Mattatuck Museum

Center for Arts & History

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