Here is Renee's interview with Sheryl Hack, Executive Director of Connecticut Landmarks!
She fills us in on all of the latest summer events you can check out across the state—including summer concerts, day-cation ideas, and more!
Listen to the full interview here:
Sunset Sounds Concert Series
Free, donations welcome.
Thur., Aug. 8 & Sept. 12, 6 – 8 pm
Bring a lawn chair, a picnic dinner & enjoy music in the lovely setting of the Butler-McCook historic garden on the Richard P. Garmany Fund Music & Education Terrace (made possible by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving) at the Amos Bull House. Experience a featured artist’s exhibition opening at the Amos Bull & Butler-McCook Houses each month & free tours of the first floor of the Butler-McCook House & Garden. Sponsored by: the Evelyn W. Preston Memorial Trust Fund, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee. Free, donations welcome.
Aug. 8: Nekita Waller; Art Exhibition Opening of Mark Patnode
Sept. 12: BOOYAH! featuring members of West End Blend
How We Remember the Burning of New London
$5 per person.
Sun., Sept. 8, 2 pm
The Burning of New London on September 6, 1781 is still a passionate topic in New London. Flock Theater commemorates the event with a play written about the event & with a popular burning of an Arnold effigy on the waterfront. How has New London commemorated this event over time? Join with Derron Wood of Flock Theater, Steve Manuel & Regan Miner of the New London County Historical Society & Aileen Novick of Hempsted Houses to discuss Arnold’s legacy in this area.
Monarch Madness: Pollinators on Parade
Adults $12; Children 3-12 $10; 2 & under free.
Sat., Sept. 14, 1 - 4 pm
Rain date: Sun., Sept. 15
Join us at the Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden, where our grounds provide an oasis for migrating Monarch Butterflies! Celebrate our pollinators with activities centered around the importance of birds, bees & butterflies! tSudy the life cycles of butterflies & bees, & find out about the plant varieties that will attract these necessary friends. Feed the butterflies in our huge butterfly tent, see how we tag them for research & to monitor their journey, & experience a butterfly release!
Sundays on the Porch Series
$14 per person/$10 for CTL Members
Sun., Aug. 11, 18, & 25, 2 pm
A lecture series on behind-the-scenes keeping of a historic house museum. This year’s topics will include historic gardening, early relations with Native American tribes & colonial woodworking. Registration recommended at 860.668.0055 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Downton Abbey Tea
$40/$35 CTL Members.
Sun., Sept. 29, 2 pm
Join us in the genteel setting of the Isham-Terry House for an afternoon tea hosted by Cathy & John Bates (but not THAT John Bates!). The Bates will display their extraordinary collection of Victorian fans, to be complemented by a lesson in the language of the fan. Compare the lives of Julia & Charlotte Isham to those of the Crawley Sisters, who came of age at the same time. Hats & white gloves welcome, but not required. Registration required at 860.247.8996 x 11 or email@example.com.
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