Events and Important Dates
(events at the NHS Museum unless otherwise noted)
Events and Important Dates Events
are at the NHS Museum unless otherwise noted.
Industry Exhibit in the Ebersole Room of the Museum
Exhibit Opening February and March
of Connecticut This temporary exhibit featuring artifacts from Avery Soda,
the oldest soda company still bottling in Connecticut, Nardelli's
Grinder Shop, featured on the Travel Channel and Fascia's Chocolates,
a family owned and run business for generations will only be
available for two months. Explore the history of other local
flavors such as Peter Paul, Naugatuck Creamery and Diamond Ginger
Ale through the artifacts of the Society's archives. $2 a person,
$5 a family or free for members, call or email for group tours.
Saturday of the Month
Naugatuck Valley Genealogy Club will hold their monthly
meetings at the Naugatuck Historical Society, 195 Water Street,
Naugatuck, on the second Saturday of every month at 1:00 p.m.
The public is invited and admission is free for members of the
Club or the NHS, $2 for everyone else. Storm cancellations will
be announced on radio WTIC-AM, TV WFSB, and internet www.wfsb.com.
For more information, visit the club website at www.naugatuckvalleygenealogyclub.org
or call Dick Kreitner, (203) 881-8181.
Thursdays are monthly programs offering a unique museum
experience. Each month on the first Thursday of the month
the Museum will be open from 6-8pm, each month will bring
a different opportunity to explore different topics, exhibits,
presentations, performances and other interactive programs.
The Naugatuck Savings Bank Foundation has generously funded
First Thursdays for an entire year, allowing us to hire professional
speakers and performers, add hands on activities for children
and families and update our exhibits to include more family
Upcoming Schedule includes:
March 7, 6-8pm
Journey Down the Naugatuck River
Have you ever wondered what lives in or flies along the Naugatuck
Bring the whole family down for some fun. Enjoy a fast hard
hitting 20 minute journey down the river in a film capturing
the wildlife of the river. The movie is put together by the
Naugatuck River Revival Group who has spent hours filming
in silence capturing the hidden life of the river.
Get tracking, discover the world of animals along the river
through the tracks that they leave behind withsome hands on
activities for the whole family.
April 4, 6-8pm
The Citizen Solider and the Online Civil War Museum Students at Naugatuck High School have brought the 21st
Century to the Civil War at the Naugatuck Historical Society
Museum. Come and check out this ongoing project where students
get to work with primary sources and make them available to
the world through the online Museum.
Local author Karl Bacon will also be on site to give a presentation
on the life of the citizen solider during the Civil War. Get
to know what life was really like for the men who left their
families to go and fight for the blue and the grey.
Children can explore the North vs the South through flag and
May 2, 6-8pm
Salem Bridge Clock - Grand Opening One of our new artifacts on display is a working Salem
Bridge Clock with a reverse glass painting done by one of
the Whittemores. Come to the Museum and learn about these
unusual clocks with parts made right here, before we were
even called Naugatuck. We will have an expert on hand to share
the unique history of these clocks.
Reverse Painting? Sounds like it might be more like erasing,
but it is not. Let your family try their hand at this unique
art technique of painting on glass, where the details go first
and the background gets painted last. We won't be using real
glass, but it is much harder than it looks and will give you
a new appreciation for art work on each of the clocks.
Admission is free for members for all First
Thursdays and only $2 a person and $5 a family.
of Directors Meetings take place monthly on the third
Wednesday, all members are welcome to attend. For information, call us
at 729-9039 or 729-3754 or email
The first Thursday of each month the museum is now open to the
public from 6-8pm. Each month a different theme will help make
history come alive for your family. Regular admission fees apply,
$2 per person or free for members. Call to learn more about
this month's theme.
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