– 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.
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.
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.
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
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