7/5/2011 - Mattatuck Museum Arts and History Center :: upcoming events through October 1st

June 30, 2011

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Mattatuck Museum Newsletter
Center for Arts & History 
In This Issue
Cooking Series
Poetry Salon 2011
Garden Lecture
2011 Brass Button
Say YES to the Paper Dress

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Upcoming Events at the 

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9th - Poetry Salon 2011: On the Button; Music, Poetry and Spoken Word


10th -Garden Variety with Katherine Neville & Wesley Rouse


21st - Third Thursday presents: Margaritaville with Willie Nininger




1st - Cooking with Class featuring Richard Morotto from Bin 300 Restaurant in Wolcott


4th -All Local Jazz First Thursday presents: The Soul Jazz Project  


18th - Third Thursday presents:Elm City Banjo Society


29th - Chef Silvio Suppa Talks About His New Book with Writer and Collaborator Anthony Riccio



September 23rd - The Third Annual Brass Button Award honoring William J. Pape II


October 1st - "Say Yes to the Dress and Hi to the Tie" Show and Cocktail Party


November 11 & 12 - American Girl Fashion Show










The Museum will be closed on Monday, July 4th   


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!

Cooking with Class Series


Chef Richard Morotto from

Bin 300 Restaurant in Wolcott

 Monday, August 1 6:00-9:00pm 


 Chef Series Toast

Learn valuable cooking techniques and tips from a well known, local chef then enjoy the meal in an elegant museum setting. Richard will teach us culinary versatility with a special dinner featuring:

Apple and Brie Turnover with a Port Reduction

Lobster Cappuccino with Vanilla Bourbon Chantilly

Wild Mushrooms in a Red Wine Sauce with Pappardelle Pasta and Manchego Cheese


Chef Richard Morotto


In college, Richard participated in a culinary exchange to Paris, France and did his masters work in Italy. Since then he has strengthened his culinary skills, working in many renowned kitchens.  

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  Members: $65 

Non-members: $75 

Limit 20 participants

Poetry Salon 2011

On the Button; Music, Poetry and

Spoken Word

Saturday, July 9  7:00-10:00pm 


Phil Rosenthal

Phil Rosenthal


The Poetry Salon 2011 takes its inspiration from the museum's dazzling collection of 10,000 buttons collected all over the world. Join us for an evening of poetry and music in celebration of those beautiful little fasteners which are part of our city's heritage. Our host for the evening will be local noted poet Ernie Blue. Phil Rosenthal, former Connecticut State Troubadour, will perform bluesy folk. The much admired string musician and fan favorite, Dan Tressler, will perform. Also on the roster is the Boston based spoken word artist Regie Gibson, whose work is inspired by the blues, jazz and the music of Jimi Hendrix. Gibson will be joined by noted poets Elizabeth Thomas and Tom Nicotera.


Members: $8

Non-members: $10 



Garden Variety

with Katherine Neville & Wesley Rouse

Sunday, July 10 2:00-4:00pm 



NY Botanical Garden

New York Botanical Garden


The program begins at the at the Mattatuck Museum where noted garden expert and master gardener Katherine Neville will discuss how to use annuals, perennials and herbs to create a color and texture all summer long. Then travel to the magnificent gardens of landscape designer Wesley Rouse who will tour the group through a series of special gardens covering six acres.


Wesley Rouse Garden   Wesley Rouse Gardens

The beautiful gardens of Wesley Rouse 


Members: $10

Non-members: $15



Brass Button Save the Date



Save the Date

2011 Brass Button Award



 September 23








Mr. William J. Pape II    

  The Annual Brass Button Award given by the Mattatuck Museum recognizes the outstanding contributions by an individual from the greater Waterbury area to the culture and social enrichment of their community.


Like the Brass Button, this individual is resilient; one who never stops shining, although the fabric around them may wear away, they prevail, making the community a better place by their consistent commitment.




 This year we are proud to present Mr. William J. Pape II this award for his lifelong commitment to social and cultural enrichment.


Tickets: $75





Say "Yes" to the Paper Dress

and "Hi" to the Tie

Cocktail Party & Show


Saturday October 1, 2011


Save the Date



Say "yes" to the paper dress

Say "hi' to the wire tie

 This party has something for every girl and guy


The food, it is part of the show

Edible sculpture is the way to go


Check out the bikes from Doc's

Vintage and custom, this show rocks!


Motorcycles fast and racy

Paper dresses couture and lacy

Paper ties wide, narrow and bow

Paper hair, big trendy and low

Wear the most outrageous paper you know

Or maybe Gaga is the way to go!


Join us for a provocative and cutting edge cocktail party and show at the Mattatuck Museum. The museum will showcase outrageous paper dresses and headpieces, whimsical paper ties, and racy and elegant designs of custom and vintage motorcycles from the collection of Doc's Motorcycle at this unique party. These racy road warriors will be exhibited with a collection of breathtaking handmade paper dresses. Fantastic hair sculptures by the area's best hair designers will put the entire show over the top. 


 Tickets: $125


This event is sponsored by the American Savings Foundation and Adam Broderick Salon & Spa.

Mattatuck Museum

144 West Main Street ? Waterbury, CT 06702

203.753.0381 ? www.MattatuckMuseum.org


Invite Your Friends to Enjoy the Museum!

For every new membership that you bring
to the museum we would like to give you two complimentary tickets to the First Thursday or TGI Third Thursday of your choice.

Valid on new memberships only. New member must mention your name at time of registration.