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Friday, April 17, 2015

New Haven Celebrates Time, Find Out How

New Haven made clocks
NEW HAVEN - A pop-up exhibit dubbed, “New Haven Celebrates Time,” and "featuring 30 timepieces made by The New Haven Clock Company," will take place from 1 to 5 p.m., April 25 and from 1 to 4 p.m. April 26, according to a release.
The exhibit will be held at Maresca & Sons Funeral Home, 592 Chapel St., in Wooster Square, the release said. It  will run concurrent with the New Haven Cherry Blossom Festival in Wooster Square
Admission is free.

 Also in the release: At 2 p.m., April 26, independent curator Elizabeth Fox will visit the “New Haven Celebrates Time” exhibit and give an informal talk on the significance of clock making in New Haven. Fox is guest curator of the New Haven Museum exhibition, “From Clocks to Lollipops: Made in New Haven,” which highlights goods produced in the Elm City and is open through summer 2015.
“New Haven Celebrates Time” will include examples of various types of clocks created in New Haven from the late 19th century through 1940s, including shelf clocks, banjo clocks, and wall clocks, and highlight the skill and artistry of those who made them, the release said..

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