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Thursday, May 23, 2013

New Haven Museum to participate in Connecticut Open House Day


NEW HAVEN – The New Haven Museum will participate in the 9th Annual Connecticut Open House Day on  June 8, "to encourage visitors to discover – and rediscover – the cultural resources of where we live, work, and play," officials said in a release.
On that day there will be free admission from noon to 5 pm at the New Haven Museum, at 114 Whitney Ave, and from 1 to 4 pm at the Pardee-Morris House, at 325 Lighthouse Road, the release said.
"In addition, there will be free arts & crafts for families at both locations from 1 to 4 pm. At the Pardee-Morris House, kids can learn about colonial gardens and plant their own seedling pots. At the New Haven Museum, children will make tissue paper flowers inspired by the Museum’s 'In Season' talks to be held at the Pardee-Morris House throughout the summer." 

ConnecticutOpen House Day is a statewide event, coordinated by the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism. It is designed to showcase Connecticut’s diverse world of history, art and tourism to Connecticut residents. Approximately 250 organizations and attractions throughout the state will open their doors to visitors on this one-day event, helping to engage local residents as “Tourism Ambassadors” to spread the word about the Museum as a destination and to take pride in all that makes Connecticut unique.  
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The New Haven Museum, founded in 1862 as the New Haven Colony Historical Society, is located in downtown New Haven at 114 Whitney Ave. The Museum is celebrating 150 years of collecting, preserving and interpreting the history and heritage of Greater New Haven, the release said. :Through its collections, exhibitions, programs and outreach, the Museum brings 375 years of New Haven history to life." 
For more information, contact Michelle Cheng, Director of Education, at (203) 562-4183 ext. 11 or education@newhavenmuseum.org.

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