8/25/2011 - Mattatuck Museum Center for Arts & History :: upcoming events August 25 - October 2




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Upcoming Events at the 

Mattatuck Museum!



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



1st -All Local Jazz First Thursday presents: Bob & Claudia Hughes and the Mark Templeton Trio  


6th - A Hard Road to Travel;

From Connecticut to Gettysburg w/ Carolyn Ivanoff


14th - African Americans in the Civil War w/ David Koch



15th - Annual Meeting


15th - Third Thursday presents:Pierce Campbell Trio


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


30th - Opening Day of the Connecticut Pastel Society Exhibit



1st - Chrome & Couture Cocktail Party and Show 


6th - Jazz First Thursday


9th - Pastel Society Award Ceremony


13th - Shared Sensibilities: The Art of Sol LeWitt and His Friends Exhibit Opening 




3rd - Jazz First Thursday


11th & 12th - American Girl Fashion Show


13th - Pastel Society Art Demonstration


25th - Toys from Long Ago Exhibit Opens




1st - Jazz First Thursday



Tuesdays, October 4 - November 22


Art for Pre-Schoolers

Age 3-5




 Please join us for our upcoming Programs, Events, Music & Dancing and Exhibit Openings!

Please join us for the

133rd Annual Meeting

of the

Mattatuck Historical Society

in the 2nd floor Art Galleries

at the Mattatuck Museum 

September 15th at 3:00pm 


 Mattatuck Museum 

Join us for the President's Annual Report to our members.

RSVP: 203-753-0381 x10

Chef Silvio Suppa Talks About His New Book with Writer and Collaborator Anthony Ricci


Monday, August 29 6:00-7:30pm 


Chef Silvio recently returned from Italy with Italian historian and author Anthony Riccio, where they researched the origins of true Mediterranean cuisine.


Hear Chef Silvio talk about the history of his life in Italy and how it shaped the ideas and recipes in his new book, Cooking with Chef Silvio, Stories and Authentic Recipes from Campania. This is no ordinary cookbook! It's filled with "grandma's natural remedies," (using foods of course) for the flu, colds, muscle aches, headaches, and a picturesque look at his life in Italy, plus, the beauty of the true Mediterranean lifestyle and recipes.


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This is a free lecture open to the public.

Local Jazz First Thursday


Bob & Claudia Hughes

and the Mark Templeton Trio

 September 1st from 5:30-7:30pm 


Claudia Hughes diversified repertoire includes jazz standards, pop and rock as well as classical music with choral groups. Joining Claudia on vocals for the evening will be her husband, Bob Hughes, singing jazz and standard duets. Pianist Mark Templeton leads his trio featuring Kevin Templeton on drums and Donn Doucette on bass.


  Members: $7 

 Non-members: $15 

Purchase a membership at All Local Jazz First Thursday and admission is free.


The Mark Templeton Trio 

Mark Templeton Trio

A Hard Road to Travel; From Connecticut to Gettysburg

with Carolyn Ivanoff

 Tuesday, September 6th from 6:00-7:30pm


Soldiers on the Green

Unidentified Company of Civil War Soldiers on Waterbury Green,

c. 1865, Collection of the Mattatuck Museum 


Join us as Carolyn Ivanoff relates the story of four friends who enlisted in the 17th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. They marched, fought and tented together until the fateful day of July 1, 1863 when one of them was killed, two wounded and only one left standing. Hear their powerful stories at this fascinating program which won the 2011 Connecticut League of History Organizations Award of Merit. Ms. Ivanoff is the assistant principal at Shelton Middle School and frequently lectures on American history.


  Members: $5                     Non-members: $10

African Americans in the Civil War with David Koch 

Wednesday, September 14th



One of the most profound aspects of the Civil War was the freeing of some 4 million enslaved people in the southern states. The road to freedom was rough, but for none more so than the African-Americans who enlisted in the Union army to help the cause of emancipation. This talk will address the rocky path to the Emancipation Proclamation, which allowed African-Americans to enlist in the army. Professor Koch will also discuss the experiences of the 29th and 30th Regiments, which were raised here in Connecticut.

David Koch is an Assistant Professor of History at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, Ct. Koch's specialty areas are the Civil War and Native American History.


Photo: African-American Civil War Memorial in Washington D.C. 


  Members: $5                  Non-members: $10

TGI Third Thursday


The Pierce Campbell Trio


September 15th from 5:30-7:30pm 


 Pierce Campbell Trio 

 The Pierce Campbell Jazz Trio features Pierce Campbell on guitar and vocals, acoustic bassist Tony Pasqualoni and Loren Evarts on keyboards. Performing jazzclassics from artists like Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett along with more modern tunes from Stevie Wonder, Nora Jones, Bill Withers and even some originals, they have an energy and sound that engages all audiences. With excellent vocals and strong improvisation, you'll get the best jazz has to offer with this dynamic trio.

Members: $7     Non-members: $15

Purchase a membership at TGI Third Thursday and admission is free.


Brass Button Award


Friday,  September 23



    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

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Say "Yes" to the Paper Dress

Cocktail Party & Show


Saturday October 1, 2011






Paper Dress


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


 Tickets: $125

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This event is sponsored by the American Savings Foundation, Webster Bank, Greater Waterbury Retina, Adam Broderick Salon & Spa, Trantolo & Trantolo, PowerStation Events, Doc's Motorcycle Parts, The Beauty Mark, G.S. Regan & Associates and Bourassa Catering & Events


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