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Collection of New Haven Museum
Greater New Haven
"Fun, Fascinating and Made in the Elm City: ‘From Clocks to Lollipops: Made in New Haven’"
Venue: New Haven Museum
Dates: September 18, 2014 - December 31, 2015

From the Colonial era to the present day, New Haven has produced an astonishing variety of goods, including hardware, carriages, automobile parts and accessories, firearms, corsets, clocks, carpeting, rubber overshoes, clothing, musical instruments, and candy - just to name a few.  From Clocks to Lollipops: Made in New Haven” features a wide-ranging and sometimes humorous look at the production of consumer goods in New Haven over the past three centuries.


Francis Oliver Hale in uniform
River Valley
"Hale Family Memorabilia"
Venue: Museum on the Green
Dates: February 1, 2015 - November 30, 2015

Passed down to the last male descendent of Francis Hale. The Hale family is one of the more prominent family’s known throughout the history of Glastonbury. The Hale family descends from Samuel Hale, one of the founders of Hartford. Samuel was one of the original settlers, immigrating before 1635. 


Fairfield County
"One Loop at a Time: June Myles' Hooked Rugs"
Venue: Wilton Historical Society
Dates: March 19, 2015 - October 3, 2015

The pieces on display, rugs, wall hangings and pillows, are alive with color, texture and movement. These are not your granny's hooked rugs.

Denyse Schmidt: In The Making
Fairfield County
Denyse Schmidt: In The Making "Historic Inspirations / New Quilts"
Venue: Wilton Historical Society
Dates: March 19, 2015 - October 3, 2015

Exhibit showcases the work of critically acclaimed quilt designer Denyse Schmidt. Her creations are modern interpretations of classic quilt designs.


German Child's Sewing Machine c. 1900
Fairfield County
"Tropical Luxuriance: The Mansion’s Conservatory, 1868 to 1880"
Venue: Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
Dates: April 8, 2015 - January 6, 2016

The mansion's newly restored Conservatory is the centerpiece of a colorful new exhibit entitled, Tropical Luxuriance: The Mansion’s Conservatory from 1868 to 1880. Accessed directly from the Library, this small, but distinctive, glass room has been brought to life with a rich installation of silk plants designed by Danna DiElsi, owner of the Silk Touch, and era appropriate pots and furnishings.


Maisiakasauris knopfleri, a small dinosaur
Fairfield County
"Madagascar: Ghosts of the Past"
Venue: Bruce Museum
Dates: April 11, 2015 - November 8, 2015

Have you ever seen a theropad dinosaur? How about apygmy hippo? Or a snub-nosed crocodilian? You can at this exhibition at the Bruce Museum.


Litchfield Hills
Elephant's Trunk Country Flea Market
Venue: 490 Danbury Rd.
Dates: April 12, 2015 - November 29, 2015

Offers antiques and collectibles with food concessions. Plenty of parking, no pets allowed.


Hans Hofmann
Fairfield County
"Walls of Color: The Mural so Hand Hofmann"
Venue: Bruce Museum
Dates: May 2, 2015 - September 6, 2015

The first ever exhibition to focus on the artist's varied and under-appreciated public mural projects.


Carl Sandburg by Nell Dorr
Litchfield Hills
"Between Two Worlds: The Photography of Nell Dorr"
Venue: Gunn Memorial Museum
Dates: May 3, 2015 - October 31, 2015

This retrospective exhibit commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Horace Mann School's John Dorr Nature Laboratory in Washington and the 75th anniversary of the Dorr Foundation.


Litchfield Hills
Venue: The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Dates: May 3, 2015 - October 25, 2015

Discover intriguing, specially commissioned installations and never-before-seen works by six artists.

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