The MATT @ Home

The Mattatuck Museum is currently to visitors under Special Guidelines.  The Museum is currently presenting programming and family activities virtually, with some limited in-person attendance. Please see our calendar of events here.

As we are temporarily without admission revenue, and funds are being diverted to help stop the virus, please remember that your support of The MATT at this time is crucial. Please consider making a donation.

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Museum From Home

Join us each week for a different themed collection of lesson plans, activities, and links to other resources for use by families or individuals. Find more ideas by following The MATT on Facebook and Instagram.

Museum From Home is brought to you in part by the generous support of:



Greater Waterbury COVID-19 Project

As the historical society for the greater Waterbury region the Mattatuck Museum is collecting and documenting how COVID-19 has affected our local community.

Learn more here: COVID-19 Project

Resources for Use at Home

This page will continue to be updated over the coming days with new content developed by our staff. Check back often!

Online Exhibitions

NEW! Staff Picks Exhibition

Edward Balthazar: Urban Artist

Women’s Sphere: Selections from the Collection


Jane Peterson: At Home and Abroad  – 3/17/2020

Community Cookbook Club: Jerusalem – Mejadra


Youth & Family Activities

Worksheets and Lesson Plans

Activity – Art Journaling – Journal Prompts

Lesson Plan – Flood of 1955
Lesson Plan – Flood of 1955 (Answer Sheet)
Flood of 1955 – Activity

Lesson Plan – The Brass Industry

Lesson Plan- Niagara Falls
Activity – Niagara Falls

Lesson Plan – Juneteenth
Lesson Plan – Faith Ringgold and Story Quilts

Activity – Faith Ringgold
Activity – Romare Bearden

Lesson Plan – Superheroes
Activity – Superheroes and Father’s Day
Activity – Make a Superhero Mask

Lesson Plan – Picturing Peace
Activity – Picturing Peace – Shadowboxes
Activity – Picturing Peace – Create Your Own Cairn

Lesson Plan – Stephanie Brody-Lederman
Activity – Found Object Friday, Origami Flowers
Activity – Brody-Lederman Imaginary Environment

Lesson Plan – George L.K. Morris
Activity – Morris Recycled Robot

Lesson Plan – Duvian Montoya
Activity – Duvian Montoya – Nature Bingo
Activity – Duvian Montoya – Bird’s Nest

Lesson Plan – Charles Ethan Porter
Activity – Charles Ethan Porter – Still Life Painting
Activity – Charles Ethan Porter – Collage

Lesson Plan – T.C. Cannon and Comparing Art
Activity – T.C. Cannon – Beadwork

Activity – Mother’s Day – Paper Fortune Teller
Activity – Mother’s Day – Paper Flowers and Necklaces

Lesson Plan – Vacation Week
Activity – Vacation Week – Portraits
Activity – Vacation Week – Mini Museum
Activity – Vacation Week – Jigsaw Puzzle
Activity – Vacation Week – Calder Project

Lesson Plan – Women’s Suffrage
Activity – Women’s Suffrage – Election
Activity – Women’s Suffrage – Paraphenalia
Activity – Women’s Suffrage – Word Search

Lesson Plan – Scenes of Waterbury
Activity – Scenes of Waterbury – Notes of Kindness
Activity – Scenes of Waterbury – Drawing a Landscape
Activity – Capturing Community – Photo Prompts
Activity – Scenes of Waterbury – Scavenger Hunt
Activity – Scenes of Waterbury – Landscapes
Activity – Scenes of Waterbury – Create the Green
Activity – Scenes of Waterbury – Create the Green Worksheet

Lesson Plan – Faith Ringgold and Story Quilts
Activity – Faith Ringgold and Story Quilts – Quilt
Activity – Art Journaling – Journal Prompts

Lesson Plan – Kay Sage and Surrealism
Activity – Kay Sage and Surrealism – Collage
Activity – Kay Sage and Surrealism – Collage

A History of Toys and Games at Rose Hill

Coloring Pages

Abstract Art
Carrie Welton
Calder Airplane
Cubism 1
Cubism 2
Floral Art
Pueblo Art
Pueblo Art 2
Waterbury Green

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COVID-19 Preparation Update

The Museum is closely monitoring the latest recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and state and local government agencies to stay on top of this evolving situation. We are taking every precaution to ensure a safe workplace for our employees and foster a healthful civic space.