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Mattatuck Museum

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144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States
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February 2019

$5 – $15

Family Day: Presidents Day

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Celebrate Presidents Day! Participate in guided and self-guided activities throughout the day. From 10:30-11:00 a.m. join a guided tour of Men of Letters: The Presidential Signatures. View signatures from the founding fathers to our current President. These documents and letters provide a fascinating glimpse of some of the official acts and personal communications of our nation’s leaders. Hear from President Lincoln (portrayed by Lou Del Bianco) from 11:00 a.m.-Noon and learn about his contributions as Civil War President, frontiersman and…

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$8 – $12

Yoga in the Galleries

February 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 26, 2019

Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Find a calm mind and strengthened body with an all-levels flowing yoga class in the Early American Art Gallery. Instructors may vary. Bring your own mat.

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Tai Chi

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until March 27, 2019

Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Move and groove to music with certified Tai Chi instructor Joe Atkins. Tai Chi classes will allow you to find new energy and stamina. Tai chi also helps improve balance,  flexibility and mobility, and reduces stiffness and soreness. Wear comfortable clothes. All levels welcome.

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$3 – $10

Franklin Fever Series Part 2: Book Club

February 20 @ 2:00 pm
Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Frozen in Time: The Fate of The Franklin Expedition written by Owen Beattie & John Geiger This winter the Museum will host a three-part series that will dive deep into historic mysteries with the tale of Sir John Franklin. In 1845 Franklin led two of the Royal Navy’s best ships and a crew of 128 men into the Arctic seeking Northwestern passage. The expedition’s two ships disappeared, and the men were never heard from again. This discussion will be hosted…

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$25 – $30

Studio Class: Drawing the Body

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Set up your drawing board in the galleries at the Mattatuck Museum for this sketching opportunity to draw female model Shauna Lee. Participants should bring their own supplies. Permissible art materials are limited to graphite, colored pencils, erasers, sketch pads, and drawing boards. No easels allowed. Stools will be provided. Instructor will be Artist Mark Chabot. This studio class is in conjunction with Natalie Van Vleck: True to Her Art, Life & Land on view through February 24.

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March 2019

$5

Stroller Tour

March 1 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

(Newborn-24 Months) Creative activities are considered the building blocks of children’s development. Give your child a boost and surround yourself with like-minded individuals during an Educator-led stroller tour. Enjoy learning about our culturally rich collections and colorful exhibitions, snack on some light refreshments, and engage your baby in specially tailored activities. Private breastfeeding areas are available. $5 per family (one stroller & up to 2 adults)

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Bank Of America Museums on Us Weekend

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on March 3, 2019 at 12:00pm

Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Present your Bank Of America, Merrill Lynch or US Trust credit or debit card and a picture ID @ The MATT on the first full weekend of every month for one free general admission during Bank of America Museums on Us Weekends. Free general admission is limited to the cardholder. Excludes special exhibitions, ticketed shows and fundraising events. Not to be combined with other offers.

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$3 – $7

Book Discussion

March 8 @ 10:00 am
Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

BRASS: A NOVEL written by Xhenet Aliu Join us for a book signing and coffee & sweets reception with author Xhenet Aliu followed by a book discussion. This insightful novel is told in parallel narratives—a waitress in Waterbury who falls in love with a charismatic Albanian immigrant and the story of her grown daughter. Book available for sale: $17-$27 10:00 a.m. Book Signing 11:00 a.m. Discussion with the Author Aliu holds an MFA from the University of North Carolina Wilmington…

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The Cement Mixer

March 8 @ 6:00 pm
Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

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Community Free Day

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Dive into art and history. Explore the Museum all-day at no charge on the Second Saturday of every month! Join us for a family-friendly project as we create an artistic farewell to the old building in preparation for a reimagined space. January through March we will be creating a kid-friendly stained glass-like community creation. We’d love for you to be a part of it! Celebrate our upcoming transition to Rose Hill with a rose-themed creation.

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Story Time For Toddlers

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on March 13, 2019 at 10:00am

Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

(Ages 3-5, Pre-k through Kindergarten) Now in conjunction with our Community Free Days, capture and enhance your child’s imagination with this literacy-focused program that takes place in our galleries. Children are read two stories, receive a kid-friendly tour, and finish with a guided art project. Caregivers must remain with their child. Learn about famous artists while sitting amongst artworks included in our MIXMASTER exhibition. Complete an in-gallery drawing inspired by your favorite artwork. Books: Chasing Degas written by Eva Montanari and…

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Exhibition Closing Reception

March 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

ARTRAGEOUS 5th Annual Waterbury Public School Art Showcase Featuring works by Waterbury Public Schools K-12 students, this exhibition showcases artworks selected by their teachers highlighting the talent and creativity of local student artists.

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$65 – $85

Franklin Fever Series Pt. 3: Bus Trip

March 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Set sail with us for the third and final part of our Franklin series. In 2014 this most enduring of tales leapt back into headlines with the discovery of Franklin’s flagship, HMS Erebus, and two-years later when they unearthed the HMS Terror. This exhibition pulls together every strand of this epic history, including: expedition materials from London, the Inuit’s knowledge that led to the wrecks’ discoveries, and artifacts raised from the HMS Erebus – seen for the first time in…

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$10

The House Built by Brass: The History of Rose Hill

March 19 @ 6:00 pm
Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Join us for the first in a three-part lecture series on Rose Hill. Public Historian Christina Volpe will take us on a journey through time as we visit the three families who occupied Rose Hill during Waterbury’s Gilded Age. Follow the narratives of the Scovill, Welton and Chase families as they make their fortunes and forge the way for the Brass City to flourish. Free for Members

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$8 – $12

Studio Class Egg Decorating

March 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on March 20, 2019 at 1:00pm

Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Lithuanian Folk Art Egg Decorating Join our Lead Museum Educator, Valerie Rogers, for a folk-art experience celebrating the Lithuanian egg decorating traditions otherwise known as marguciai. Workshop participants will use the scratching method to create beautiful intricate designs. All supplies are provided. No experience necessary. Beginner & advanced students welcome. Limited space available, early registration strongly encouraged. 2 Sessions (25 seats per session)

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April 2019

MATT By Night: Murder Mystery Vol. 5

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Transport yourself to the 1950s and join your fellow fictional homebuyers as we investigate a killer open house. Meet chilling characters from Waterbury’s past as you explore the mysteries of Rose Hill. Costumes highly encouraged. Admission includes beer, wine & snacks. REGISTER NOW!

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May 2019

Community Open House

May 11 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States

Join us at Rose Hill for an opening celebration with live music and local food favorites. Take a docent-led tour of our permanent collection re-interpreted specifically for the house, participate in family friendly activities and games, interact with actors in period costume, and more. Suggested Donation: $5

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