Feb
16
Sat
Museum Children Free Week
Feb 16 – Feb 22 all-day
Museum Children Free Week

February 16 – 22, 2019

Courtesy of The Laurel Ridge Foundation in memory of Francesca M. Thompson, M.D. Free admission to children ages twelve and under when accompanied by an adult.

Feb
18
Mon
President’s Day
Feb 18 all-day
President's Day

Monday, February 18, 2019

MUSEUM CLOSED

President’s Day
Feb 18 all-day
President's Day

Monday, February 18, 2019

MUSEUM CLOSED

Feb
22
Fri
STAR PARTY!
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm
STAR PARTY!

This astronomy program is organized by members of the Litchfield Hills Amateur Astronomy Club and the Mattatuck Astronomical Society. Weather permitting, there will be star-gazing after the program. 7:00 P.M., A.B. Ceder Room. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. You are invited to bring your own telescope or binoculars. FREE… Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses.

Feb
23
Sat
An Evening with Abe: 1863 ~ Lincoln’s Remarkable Year
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm
An Evening with Abe: 1863 ~ Lincoln’s Remarkable Year

Being in the presence of Howard Wright as President Abraham Lincoln is an experience you will not soon forget. Dressed in precise period attire and speaking with a Kentucky accent, Lincoln’s mannerisms, speaking style, and humanity flows over the listener with each moving sentence, witty observance, or eloquent description of a tortuous time that was the Civil War.

Authenticated speeches, letters, quotes, and humorous stories have been the foundation from which Howard Wright has crafted his program, giving you a sense of what it was like to have been in the presence of Abraham Lincoln.

One of Wright’s most requested programs is “1863: Lincoln’s Remarkable Year.” The full power of Lincoln’s steadfast resolve to finish the war and his eloquence in defining the issues and persuading the North to carry on are on full display.

From the Gettysburg Address to a multitude of letters, speeches, or quotes, to the Second Inaugural Address, Lincoln’s leadership through a troubled time saved the Union. Howard Wright is an inspiring embodiment of Abraham Lincoln, especially to those who want to hear “Lincoln” speak his words.

7:00 p.m., A. B. Ceder Room, Members & Non-Member ticket price: $15.00

Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call 860-567-0857 or register HERE!

Light refreshments will be served.

About Mr. Lincoln: Howard Wright is a life member of the Association of Lincoln Presenters, an organization dedicated to the serious interpretation of Abraham Lincoln, and he has performed as the 16th president since 2005.

Dressed in authentic period attire and speaking in a high tenor voice with a Kentucky accent, Mr. Wright has appeared to great acclaim in a variety of venues such as the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, historical societies, and living history events.

Mr. Wright was the “Lincoln of choice” for numerous events planned by the Connecticut Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission. Throughout the commemorative period (2011 – 2015), Mr. Wright was the only “Lincoln” the commission entrusted to accurately portray the 16th president. He served as Co-Chair of the Connecticut Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission from 2008 – 2010, and was one of seventeen “Lincolns” profiled at President Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington, D.C. in 2010.

Mr. Wright is the Science Department Head at the Renbrook School in West Hartford, CT.

Mar
2
Sat
Museum Children Free Week
Mar 2 – Mar 8 all-day
Museum Children Free Week

March 2 – 8, 2019

Courtesy of Arthur and Tara Stacom Diedrick in Honor of Claire and Matthew Stacon. Free admission to children ages twelve and under when accompanied by an adult.

SOLD OUT! The Secret Lives of Owls with Mary Beth Kaeser, Horizon Wings Raptor Center @ A.B. Ceder Room
Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm
SOLD OUT! The Secret Lives of Owls with Mary Beth Kaeser, Horizon Wings Raptor Center @ A.B. Ceder Room | Litchfield | Connecticut | United States

It seems that owls have always been surrounded by an air of mystery, probably because most are nocturnal and not easily spotted in the wild. This is your chance to be only a few feet away from four different species of owls. Discover the extraordinary features of owls, including exceptional eyesight, hearing, and ability to fly silently. 2:00 p.m., A. B. Ceder Room, Members: $5.00

Non Members: $10.00, Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Please call 860-567-0857 or register HERE!

Mar
3
Sun
SOLD OUT! Owl Prowl with Fran Zygmont @ A.B. Ceder Room
Mar 3 @ 4:00 am
SOLD OUT! Owl Prowl with Fran Zygmont @ A.B. Ceder Room | Litchfield | Connecticut | United States

You can do it! Venture out into a cold winter morning in search of our native owls with expert Fran Zygmont. We’ll be in search of Barred Owls, Screech Owls, Saw-Whet Owls, and Great Horned Owls. Dress for the weather. Coffee and comestibles will be served beforehand. Optional breakfast at Patty’s apres program. 4:00 A.M., Meet at the A. B. Ceder Room. FREE… Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses. REGISTRATIONS ARE CLOSED! Please call 860-567-0857 to be placed on a waiting list.

 

Mar
5
Tue
After-School Adventures Grades 1-3 @ White Memorial - Ceder Room
Mar 5 @ 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
After-School Adventures Grades 1-3 @ White Memorial - Ceder Room

SOLD OUT! Grades 1-3: Tuesdays in March. 

Bring your kids out to White Memorial for programs designed to awaken curiosity and foster an appreciation for the natural world. Every session brings a new adventure, whether it’s exploring a new part of White Memorial property, meeting a live animal, or taking part in an outdoor activity. Join us for an afternoon of experiential learning in the outdoors. Parents/Guardians are welcome to stay, but it is not necessary. Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. 3:45-5pm. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Please call 860-567-0857 or visit whitememorialcc.org to register. Space is limited! Members: $9/child per session or $30/whole series, Non-Members: $13/child per session or $48/whole series

 

 

 

Mar
6
Wed
After-School Adventures Grades 4-6 @ White Memorial - Ceder Room
Mar 6 @ 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
After-School Adventures Grades 4-6 @ White Memorial - Ceder Room

Grades 4-6: Wednesdays in March. Bring your kids out to White Memorial for programs designed to awaken curiosity and foster an appreciation for the natural world. Every session brings a new adventure, whether it’s exploring a new part of White Memorial property, meeting a live animal, or taking part in an outdoor activity. Join us for an afternoon of experiential learning in the outdoors. Parents/Guardians are welcome to stay, but it is not necessary. Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. 3:45-5pm. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Please call 860-567-0857 or visit whitememorialcc.org to register. Space is limited! Members: $9/child per session or $30/whole series, Non-Members: $13/child per session or $48/whole series