Monthly Archives: December 2021

“Strong and visionary women” honored at New Canaan museum after three postponements

NEW CANAAN – As visitors stroll through Waveny Park, they are greeted by iconic cherubs perched atop the park’s lotus fountain. The bronze cherubs were created by renowned sculptor Abastenia St. Leger Eberle, whose work is now on display at the New Canaan Museum and Historical Society as part of …

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Jurassic Quest, Genius Museum and Mohegan Sun Escape Room

(WTNH) – Looking for some family activities this New Years weekend? Here are 8 ideas! All weekend long, attend Jurassic Quest’s epic indoor event at the Connecticut Convention Center with security slots. Until the end of January, enjoy a holiday treasure hunt to benefit a good cause. Drive 17 miles …

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Key Irish Famine Museum supporter backs reopening

Marvin Lender’s late brother Murray was a major driving force behind the creation of the now-closed Irish Great Hunger Museum (IGHM) at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, in 2012. Marvin, according to a letter he wrote to Connecticut Attorney General William Tong earlier this month, said he had learned with …

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Confederate monuments in Virginia will likely go to the Black History Museum – NBC Connecticut

Officials in Virginia and Richmond on Thursday announced an agreement in principle to transfer ownership of the Confederate monuments, now mostly removed, from the city to the Black History Museum and Cultural Center in Virginia. The transfer would include a huge statue of General Robert E. Lee that was removed …

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Cruise ships, COVID-19 and the tourism economy

Caribbean cruises and COVID-19 outbreaks on board have been in the news since the start of the pandemic. With the omicron variant spreading so rapidly, giant ships are once again making headlines. No later than Tuesday, 89 of those floating cities, which Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal described as “petri dishes,” …

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Philadelphia tourism leader Jeff Guaracino has died at 48

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Jeff Guaracino, Philadelphia tourism manager and LGBTQ advocate whose creative advertising campaigns have helped attract various groups of visitors to the city, has died at 48. Guaracino, CEO of Visit Philadelphia, helped launch a series of eye-catching and bold tourist slogans such as “Philly’s more fun when …

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Sutter County Museum has a new director

December 28 — The Yuba-Sutter region is rich in history and culture. For Molly Bloom, the new director and curator of the Sutter County Museum, it’s important to preserve history to understand the past and help shape the future. Bloom, who grew up in Sharon, Massachusetts, is looking forward to …

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The Naval and Maritime Museum launches an exhibition of fragile artefacts

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (AP) – Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum has no shortage of historical artifacts. But, until now, the maritime museum had no place of residence for its more rare and fragile objects which require storage in a carefully air-conditioned environment. For a museum based on a historic …

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Connecticut launches marketing campaign to encourage winter tourism

The Norwalk Marine Aquarium, one of the attractions featured in the new marketing campaign. Contribution photo. The Connecticut Tourist Board launched a million-dollar marketing campaign designed to draw visitors to state attractions during the winter. The new “The State I’m In” campaign is the first integrated marketing initiative designed for …

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Antique Toolbox: Do you know what this tool was used for at the Landis Valley Museum? | Antiques

Do you know what this mysterious tool was used for, also from the collection of the Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum? Jennifer Royer, curator at the Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum, indicates that its dimensions are: length, 16.625 inches; width, 6.5 inches; and height, 2.5 inches. Send your …

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