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
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

 

 

 

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

Grades 4-6: Wednesdays in March.
CANCELLED.

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
5
Thu
Nature’s Nursery, Jan-Apr 2020 – CANCELLED @ White Memorial - Ceder Room
Mar 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Nature’s Nursery
First Thursday of Each Month (Jan. 2, Feb. 6, Mar. 5, April 2)

Ages 3-6 Years
Nature’s Nursery Series
Join us on the first Thursday of each month for hour-long programs designed just for your young nature lovers. Every session will include a story, an encounter with a live animal, and an activity or craft. Bring your kids out to White Memorial for a jam-packed hour of hands-on learning. Parents, we ask that you stay for the duration of the program. Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. 4-5pm. Advanced registration is required. Members: $8/child per session or $25/whole series, Non-Members: $12/child per session or $45/whole series.

 

Mar
7
Sat
Ancient America: Fifty Archaeological Sites to See for Yourself : Presentation and Book Signing with Dr. Kenneth Feder
Mar 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Ancient America: Fifty Archaeological Sites to See for Yourself : Presentation and Book Signing with Dr. Kenneth Feder

Saturday, March 7, 2020

There is a “hidden history” of America’s first peoples. Of course, there hasn’t been a conspiracy to hide that history. It’s the simple result of historical amnesia. For example, most Americans are unaware that Native American cultures included long-lived empires of pyramid building farmers whose cities were ruled over by powerful kings. Not many know that in the American Southwest, there were peaceful farmers living in enormous, finely constructed adobe and stone apartment complexes. Fewer still are familiar with the awe-inspiring natural galleries where ancient native artists left behind tens of thousands of depictions of a broad array of complex geometric forms, naturalistic animals, and phantasmagorical spirit beings. The remains of many of these monuments, sites, and works of art still exist and can be visited by the archaeological tourist.

Dr. Kenneth Feder’s  book, Ancient America: Fifty Archaeological Sites to See for Yourself isn’t just a travel guide: it’s a “time-travel” guide. Inspiring your journey through time by visiting these sites is his goal, both in his book as well as in this presentation.

Dr. Kenneth Feder is a Professor of Anthropology at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Connecticut.

2:00 p.m., A. B. Ceder Room, Members: $10.00  Non-members: $15.00, Preregistration and pre-payment are required. Call 860-567-0857 or register online.