|Margaret Anne Tockarshewsky|
- The historic Pardee-Morris House
—"one of the
oldest surviving historic structures in Connecticut" opens for the summer at noon June 7, according to a release.
"The day’s activities will include a flag-raising ceremony - complete
with musket firing, the dulcet tones of 'Just Four Friends,' from the
Connecticut Yankee Chorus; a dazzling art exhibit of works by Nathan
Hale School students; guided tours of the house; colonial games; and
arts and crafts," the release said.
All events are free and last until 4 p.m., at 325 Lighthouse Road.
flag will be raised on days when the historic site is open for
concerts, lectures, tours and exhibits, all free of charge. The
Pardee-Morris House will be open for tours on Sundays from noon to 4 p.m., through August 30, the release said.
Also in the release:
| Leo Stoutsenberger|
In June at the Pardee-Morris House
· Connecticut Open House Day – Saturday, June 13, noon – 4 p.m. - Free tours and a paper-marbling workshop for all ages.
· PMH Summer Lecture Series opens on Sunday, June 21, at 2 p.m.,
with a lecture by Urban Miners founder Joe DeRisi, on recycling and
reusing goods and used building materials to minimize waste and sustain
the local community.
· Opening performance of the 2015 Twilight Concert series - Wednesday, June 24, 7 p.m. (rain date: Thursday, June 25, 7 pm), featuring Goodnight Blue Moon.
Museum thanks the East Shore Management Team; Knights of Columbus,
Rodrigo Council #44; The Amity Charitable Trust; Frank Pinto and
Rosemary Spring, and the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of
Connecticut for supporting the 2015 summer season.
The Pardee-Morris House dates
from about 1780, and is listed on the State and National Register of
Historic Places. Built by Amos Morris around 1750, the house was burned
by the British during their raid on New Haven in 1779, and rebuilt and
expanded by the Morris family. In 1918, William Pardee, a descendant of
the Morris family, willed the property to the New Haven Colony
Historical Society, today the New Haven Museum.
More on photos:
- Art by Nathan Hale School students at the Pardee-Morris House. Margaret Anne Tockarshewsky
Pardee-Morris House, c. 1970, watercolor, Leo Stoutsenberger, Collection of the New Haven Museum
Labels: History, New Haven, New Haven Museum, Pardee-Morris House