9/12/2011 - Mattatuck Museum Center for Arts & History :: upcoming events September 13 - October 4

September 12, 2011

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Upcoming Events at the 

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


15th - Annual Meeting


15th - Third Thursday presents:Pierce Campbell Trio


18th - Orton P. Camp Jr. Lecture: Tour of Riverside Cemetery w/ Philip Benevento


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


30th - Opening Day of the Connecticut Pastel Society Exhibit


TBA - Art & Architecture in Charming Chester



1st - Chrome & Couture Cocktail Party and Show 



3rd - Chef Silvio Suppa Talks About His New Book with Writer and Collaborator Anthony Riccio


5th, 12th, 19th - Lunch & Learn w/ OLLI - The CT Pastel Society Show Tour & Talk



5th - Journey from Zanskar: A Monks Vow to Children


6th - Jazz First Thursday


11th - A History of My Clothing by Jill Cutler - Lecture & Book Signing


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

 (Opening Reception) 



16th - Hidden Corners of Historic Middlebury: Bus Tour w/ Rachel Carley


19th - Norman Rockwell Museum & Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art


23rd - Synagogue Architecture and Jewish Identity: Lecture & Tour


25th - Banded Together by Jeremy Brecher - Lecture & Book Signing


26th - Beyond the Bicycle: Contemporary Art from Duchamp to LeWitt by Cynthia Roznoy Ph.D.


27th - Battlefields of the Pequot War: A Project of the Mashentucket Museum & Research Center



3rd - Jazz First Thursday



9th - Frederick G. Mason Lecture: Rochambeau: Washington's Ideal Lieutenant by Jini Jones Vail - Lecture & Book Signing


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!

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

Please join us for the

133rd Annual Meeting

of the

Mattatuck Historical Society

in the 1st floor Munger Room

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

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.

The Annual Orton P. Camp Jr. Lecture: Tour of Riverside Cemetery with Philip Benevento

 Sunday, September 18th

from 1:00-4:00pm


Co-sponsored by the Riverside Cemetery Association


Riverside Cemetery

Riverside Cemetery, c. 1910 


Waterbury's Riverside Cemetery is a lovely landscape of rolling hills and stately trees surrounding a spring-fed pond which reflects the graceful and majestic monuments of this classic 19th century burial site which is on the National Register of Historic Places. Join us as city historian Philip Benevento recalls the lives and legacies of those who are memorialized here.

Meet at the Mattatuck Museum, and take a bus to the cemetery with relevant stops along the way. Please wear walking shoes. Rain date October 2.


  Members & Non-Members: No Fee

Riverside Cemetery   Riverside Cemetery

Riverside Cemetery as it looks today.


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

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


Monday, October 3rd 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.

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