Bobby F. Lopez

Guilford’s Dudley Farm Museum to expand its Quinnipiac exhibit

Two men dedicated to preserving and honoring the culture of the Quinnipiac people – one an eccentric artifact collector based in Stony Creek and the other a teacher at Guilford School – let us learn more about these Native Americans and seeing these historical artifacts. As a result of their …

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The Bristol Press – The New Britain Museum of American Art awarded more than $ 170,000 to help recover lost revenue due to the pandemic

@Hooks_Ciara NEW BRITAIN – The New Britain Museum of American Art has received $ 170,800 from CT Humanities. The museum was one of 624 Connecticut organizations to receive this award. A total of $ 16 million received support from the CT Cultural Fund. “This unprecedented funding will really have an …

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New State Tourism Director Stevenson Brings Sunshine State Experience to CT

Connecticut has a new director of tourism with nearly three decades of experience in the industry who hopes to spur growth and more opportunities for attractions in the state. Noelle Stevenson quietly began her new role on November 15, succeeding Randy Fiveash, who retired in April. After meeting her team …

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“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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