Prepare for a hair-raising Halloween happening at Stepping Stones Museum for Children’s annual not-so-scary Monster Mash. Come dressed in your costume to have a monstrously good time meandering through a Halloween maze, playing Monster Games, making boo-tiful crafts and meeting live creepy creatures at the “Spooktacular Animal Adventure” presented by Animal Embassy. The exotic animal rescue and adoption group will enable children to come face-to-face with a tarantula, boa constrictor and more! Registration is required. Space is limited.Find out more »
Photos from beyond the grave! Join Elizabeth Burns, of the nationally renowned Burns Archive and historic photo consultant for THE KNICK & MERCY STREET for an intimate look at “The Art of Mourning: 19th Century Postmortem & Memorial Photography” on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 2:00pm at the Norwalk Historical Society Museum. People used photography to memorialize dead loved ones with a reverence little understood today. Learn how these photographs were a normal part of the culture, and how they…Find out more »
Join Clothes to Kids of Fairfield County for the second annual Cook for Kids fundraiser benefiting Clothes To Kids of Fairfield County. Sip on a glass of wine or beer, watch as local chefs prepare hors d'oeuvres for your enjoyment and support Clothes To Kids of Fairfield County by bidding on a range of silent auction items. Event hosts this year are Blind Rhino, A Dash of Salt, South End, HAPA Food Truck, Bar Sugo, The Port, Osteria Romana, Newbrook…Find out more »
On Thursday, November 9th, Stepping Stones Museum for Children will be hosting their 2nd annual FriendsGiving fundraiser at its iconic facility in Norwalk’s historic Mathews Park. Event proceeds will benefit the Open Arms initiative. The festive fundraising fete brings together those who are committed to supporting the museum’s Open Arms initiative. Community leaders looking forward to enjoying a cocktail, hors d’oeuvres and networking hour beginning at 6:30 pm followed by an intimate harvest dinner, based on a delectable, Thanksgiving-inspired menu…Find out more »
Veterans' Day Weekend Military Touch-A-Truck is coming to the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk.The Maritime Aquarium welcomes two military vehicles, which will be open for exploration and photos, November 11 and November 12 for Veterans Day Weekend Military Touch-A-Truck. Sit inside a 1950 M38 Jeep and a 1987 Humvee during this special visit. You can even pop a helmet on for a photo! In addition, on Sat., Nov. 11, who better to join in on the Aquarium’s three daily seal-training demonstrations…Find out more »
The Victorian Tea at the Mansion will feature a talk and book signing by Esther Crain, author of The Gilded Age in New York, 1870-1910. Published in 2016, this fascinating and exciting account on the Gilded Age in New York City, takes a broad look at the political and social changes during one of the most transformative eras in the city’s history. Buy Tickets here Tea lovers, history buffs, and anyone looking to escape everyday life will thoroughly enjoy attending the Lockwood-Mathews…Find out more »
On behalf of the Frank C. Godfrey American Legion Post No. 12, we would like to extend to you this special invitation to attend the 2017 Veterans Recognition Dinner. This is the one opportunity that we have to publicly honor and appreciate our Veterans for their selfless and dedicated service to the military and to their community. FREE for veterans, $10.00 for guests. Register by November 7 at 203-223-4631 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Registration…Find out more »
The Norwalk Historical Commission and the Norwalk Historical Society will be unveiling three exhibitions: “The History of Fodor Farm”, “Saving Fodor Farm” and “Fodor Farm through the Lens of Dan Lenore” on Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm at Fodor Farm located at 328 Flax Hill Road in Norwalk, CT. Parking is on site. A reception, open to the general public, will celebrate the new exhibitions curated by guest curator Elizabeth Pratt Fox. This will also be an…Find out more »
Stepping Stones Museum for Children is throwing a Party for a Purpose to raise money for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico. The fantastic fiesta fundraiser for ages 21 and over only features cocktails, Colony Grill pizza, dancing, and music by Fiesta Boyz Entertainment. Space is limited. Tickets are only $30 per person! Price includes pizza and open bar by David’s Soundview Catering. Date: Thursday, November 16 Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm Buy tickets at steppingstonesmuseum.org/PuertoRico or call 203-899-0606, ext. 208. All proceeds benefit Save the Children’s Hurricane Maria Relief Fund.…Find out more »
How is Mark Twain connected to Norwalk? Join Norwalk historians Madeleine and Ed Eckert to discover the connection during their lively lecture: “Norwalk & Mark Twain: Being Some Interesting Connections Between the City of Norwalk & Mark Twain” on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 2:00pm at the Norwalk Historical Society Museum. *Please note: the lecture will take place upstairs in the museum and at this time there is no elevator.* We all know Mark Twain lived in Hartford and Redding,…Find out more »
The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum at 295 West Ave., Norwalk, CT will hold a book signing in the Museum’s Gift Shop on Saturday, November 25, 12-1 p.m. of Globe Pequot’s newly released, A Connecticut Christmas: Celebrating the Holiday in Classic New England Style by photographer Caryn B. Davis. A Connecticut Christmas, which features a chapter dedicated to the holiday displays at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, is a photographic journey celebrating classic New England traditions, beauty, spirit, and community surrounding the holiday.…Find out more »
Enjoy some holiday cheer as you help the Norwalk Historical Society celebrate the holiday season! Visit the Norwalk Historical Society Museum on Saturday, December 2, 2017 between 12:00pm through 4:00pm for Holiday shopping and discounts in the Gift Shop and to view the new exhibition: “Margaret Hoyt Smith: Norwalk’s First Female Architect”. Spread holiday kindness to those in need by donating cleaning supplies and toiletries to benefit Homes for the Brave. Please visit norwalkhistoricalsociety.org for a list of suggested items.…Find out more »
Visit Santa Claus aboard a festive fishing boat on three special weekends in December as The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk adds a bonus holiday exhibit to “fish” you a Merry Christmas! Santa Claus will be at the Aquarium December 2-3, 9-10 and 16-17, all days from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Look for him in what is normally the Aquarium’s “Go Fish” exhibit, which will be transformed into a holiday wonderland in December. Santa will accept children’s wish lists and…Find out more »
On select dates in December, Santa Claus will join The Maritime Aquarium’s dive team to demonstrate that sharks aren’t the blood-thirsty killers of myth. Santa will strap on scuba gear and enter the Aquarium’s 110,000-gallon “Ocean Beyond the Sound” exhibit, which is home to 7-foot sharks. It’s all part of a regular program, in which Aquarium visitors can see and talk with volunteer divers swimming in the exhibit on most Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 12:15 and 2:15 p.m. The…Find out more »
Norwalk Now Gears Up for Live Music Series to Kick Off the New Year Live Music, Local Artists- #NorwalkNow presents, Norwalk City Limits! Music enthusiasts, you can look forward to a 5-day long music schedule featuring local talent performing at participating Norwalk Now restaurants, shops, and attractions! Dates: January 24th through January 28th Times & Tickets: See norwalknow.org for full schedule Norwalk Now, the collaborative marketing group comprised of businesses throughout Norwalk’s urban core, is gearing up for their first self-produced event, Norwalk…Find out more »
Join the Norwalk Historical Society at the Museum on Sunday, January 28, 2018 for a fun afternoon making Valentines for Veterans! Drop in any time between 1:00pm – 4:00pm to make cards for the brave men and women who fought to keep our country safe. The event is free and supplies as well as light snacks will be provided. Register at: brownpapertickets.com All children must be accompanied by an adult. Cards made at the event will be sent to Congressman…Find out more »
In honor of Black History Month the Norwalk Historical Society will be hosting a lecture by Dr. Stacey Close entitled: “African Americans and the Impact of the Great Migration in the North and South” on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 2:00pm at the Norwalk Historical Society Museum. The lecture will discuss reasons for the larger migration and also focus on the migration’s impact on Connecticut and the nation. Guests can also view the Museum’s exhibition: “Destination Norwalk: African-American Migration from…Find out more »
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