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Arts & Museums
Originally a dry goods store in the early 1800's, this building is now the home to Glocester Heritage Society's Living Museum & Visitors' Center. See demonstrations of various old-time crafts like spinning, weaving, quilting and rug hooking.
Constructed in 1805, this regal mansion was the residence and later a school managed by Prudence Crandall, an educator renowned for using the space as a school for African-American girls. The school was established in 1832 but subsequent protests and violence led to its closure in just two years. Today, the house is a museum dedicated to telling the story of this illustrious historic figure. Besides the artifacts and exhibits, the museum also conducts various cultural events related to her life. Check website for more.
The Huntington Homestead is mostly referred to as the Samuel Huntington Birthplace. It was home to Samuel Huntington, the statesman who signed the Declaration of Independence in the Revolutionary War. This site features his home, a lovely fountain and trees that together make for a historical homestead. Included in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, this site is completely safeguarded sans any signs of neglect or abandon.
See the site of the climactic battle of the Red River Campaign fought on April 8, 1864.
Changing exhibits of contemporary art, displayed in the Fine Arts building on the campus of the University of Connecticut. Closed major holidays.
The Benton Museum at the University of Connecticut is one of the state's leading fine art museums. Opened in 1967, this museum offers exciting art exhibits, events and educational possibilities not just for UConn students for for students from around the area. After a few hours at the museum, shop by The Store where you can pick up some prints or grab a coffee and snack at The Beanery.
The Museum of Natural History and Connecticut Archaeology Center are home to the University of Connecticut's Anthropological Collections and represents the single largest repository of Connecticut Native American, colonial and industrial artifacts in existence.
This museum located on the UConn campus contains an impressive collection of Native American, colonial and industrial all pertaining to the state of Connecticut. There are five different collections available to visit Wednesday through Friday. Even though the museum is only open three days a week, there are still numerous events held at the facility throughout the week.
Any fans of the UConn Huskies' sports teams must visit this museum attached to the UConn Alumni Center! Opened in 2004, the J. Robert Donnelly Husky Heritage Sports Museum is not just dedicated to the successful basketball teams, but the championship-winning soccer team 1948, field hockey teams of the 1980s and much more. The museum is open weekdays as well as two hours before men's and women's basketball games at Gampel Pavilion.
The historical significance of the vicinity of Willimantic in Connecticut is increased by the presence of the Windham Textile and History Museum. This museum plays different roles like library, an educational organization and so forth. Its collection gives an insight into the historical heritage and the functioning of the textile industry.
Old Sturbridge Village has been a staple for schoolchildren and families in New England since 1946. This 200-acre (81-hectare) living history museum features beautiful grounds with buildings transported to Sturbridge, Massachusetts from all around the Northeast. Your tour of the property begins at the Visitor Center where you can see special exhibits and videos about life in early 19th-century New England. Step inside any of the buildings and you will find historians dressed in period costumes explaining the origins of the structures and their role in the community. There are over 40 buildings on the property, including a schoolhouse, gristmill, smithery, bake shop, law office, printers and typical 1830s-style homes. There is an on-site restaurant, the Oliver Wight Tavern, where you can enjoy lunch or brunch on the weekends. In springtime, children will love to see the newborn lambs and cows!
The Jilson House Museum stands as a monumental house in the Willimantic region of the Windham city in Connecticut. The ancient house dates back to the year 1825, and has been registered on the National Register of Historic Places. The Windham Historical Society takes care of the museum site and its collections.