Feb
15
Sat
SOLD OUT O-Possumly Adorable and Important to Boot! with Pam and Bill Lefferts, Ferncroft Wildlife Rescue
Feb 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
SOLD OUT O-Possumly Adorable and Important to Boot! with Pam and Bill Lefferts, Ferncroft Wildlife Rescue

SOLD OUT!!!!!

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Meet Lavender the Virginia Opossum and her friends Pam and Bill Lefferts from Ferncroft Wildlife Rehabilitation in Woodstock! There is a wonderfully interesting reason why the Lefferts chose this day for their program celebrating this most misunderstood mammal! Learn fascinating fun facts about North America’s only marsupial during a one-hour presentation that will also address the rescue center’s work in wildlife rehabilitation and how you can make your backyard into a wildlife sanctuary.

Feb
16
Sun
Museum Children Free Week
Feb 16 @ 9:00 am – Feb 22 @ 5:00 pm
Museum Children Free Week

February 16 – 22, 2020

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
17
Mon
President’s Day
Feb 17 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Monday, February 17, 2020

MUSEUM CLOSED

Feb
21
Fri
STAR PARTY!
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
STAR PARTY!

Friday, February 21, 2020

Members of the Litchfield Hills Amateur Astronomy Club and the Mattatuck Astronomical Society organize this astronomy program. Tonight’s topic is Astronomy 101: How the Sky Works. Weather permitting, there will be Star gazing after the program. 7:00 P.M., A.B. Ceder Room. An adult must accompany children under 16. 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
22
Sat
SOLD OUT Thorrablot: Iceland’s Mid-Winter Celebration
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
SOLD OUT Thorrablot: Iceland’s Mid-Winter Celebration

SOLD OUT! Saturday, February 22, 2020

Before the 10th century, Icelanders worshiped the Æsir, or Norse gods. During their calendar month of Thorri (which runs from mid-January to mid-February), locals celebrated Thorrablot, a midwinter festival named for either Norwegian king Thorri Snærsson or the God of Thunder himself, Thor.

Today’s Thorrablot is celebrated by imbibing in copious amounts of Brennivin (Black Death) and traditional Viking foods that are so unappetizing they will make your toes curl! White Memorial will celebrate a bit differently with a delicious dinner of Plokkfiskur, Raud braud, roasted carrots and some sort of tasty Icelandic dessert and yes…just a little tipple of Brennivín . You will be treated to a presentation of glorious photographs taken in Iceland in winter by Gerri Griswold, Olgeir Andresson www.olgeir.com and Johann Oli Hilmarsson www.johannoli.is . The photographs will be coupled with Icelandic poetry that YOU will be asked to read! Please BYOB and your own place setting.

Feb
29
Sat
Llama Walk with Debbie Labbe from Country Quilt Llama Farm
Feb 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Llama Walk with Debbie Labbe from Country Quilt Llama Farm

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Come and take a one hour walk with a llama on a beautiful trail! The cost is $20 per person with a percentage donated to the White Memorial Conservation Center.

10:00 A.M., Meet in the Museum parking lot. Call Debbie from Country Quilt Llama Farm at 860-248-0355 to pre-register or to schedule your very own private llama walk.

Remembering Rex with Gerri Griswold
Feb 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Celebrate the greatest avian artist that ever was, Rex Brasher on the 60th anniversary of his death, February 29, 1960.

A prolific painter, based in Kent, Connecticut,  Brasher produced 875 watercolors depicting 1,200 species and sub-species of North American birds. In fact, Brasher recorded more than twice as many birds as his better-known predecessor John James Audubon, who painted 489 species.

And there is so much more to this great man’s story!

2:00 p.m., A. B. Ceder Room, FREE…Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses.

Mar
2
Mon
Museum Children Free Week
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – Mar 8 @ 5:00 pm
Museum Children Free Week

March 2 – 8, 2020

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.

Museum Hours Monday March 2
Mar 2 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Mar
3
Tue
After-School Adventures Grades 1-3 CANCELLED @ White Memorial - Ceder Room
Mar 3 @ 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
After-School Adventures Grades 1-3 CANCELLED @ White Memorial - Ceder Room

Grades 1-3: Tuesdays in March (except the 31st).
The rest of this series is CANCELLED, unfortunately. 

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