Rocky Hill, Connecticut
Art exhibitions at The Aldrich challenge visitors to shift their perspectives and re-think their definitions of art. Our shows usually feature significant work by emerging and mid-career artists, though we occasionally present important works by widely-known, established artists as well. We aspire to provide a vital cultural resource for our community, with special attention to developing world-class, innovative museum education programs.
General, History, Library, Specialized
Step back in time with a visit to the American Clock & Watch Museum in America's great clockmaking town, Bristol, Conn. Hundreds of interesting and beautiful timekeepers will remind you of times past. Discover the finest collection of American manufactured clocks and watches on public display.
Art, Culture, History, Specialized
The Tort Museum takes visitors through the history of tort law and highlights precedent setting cases that affect our justice system, and daily life, today. Through interactive and traditional exhibits, visitors can discover the evolution of consumer protection, and how critical each of their voices are in upholding justice for all in this country.
General, History, Historic House, Historical Society
When Thomas Darling decided to leave New Haven to pursue a country squire's life, he hired Abiel Gray of West Hartford, CT to build his new home. It took Gray two years (1772-1774) to complete the project. The Gambrel roof structure is built on a central hall plan and incorporates several unusual features. The paneling and woodwork in the hallway and front rooms are rich in detail and accentuated by the nine foot three inch ceilings.
Art, General, History, Historic House, Military
Founded in 1936, the Antiquarian & Landmarks Society (A & L), Connecticut's statewide heritage organization, promotes interest in historic properties by preserving and interpreting significant personal stories and collections. The Antiquarian & Landmarks Society owns nine historic houses opened to public. All are on their original sites and most have intact original collections.
Historic House, Historical Society
Currently the Society's projects include full restoration of the Derrin House on West Avon Road, proper storage of many artifacts in the Living Museum and Pine Grove Schoolhouse, answering local history questions, giving referrals to those who seek "experts" to help with their historic home or genealogy questions, publishing a newsletter and planning fundraising events.
Art, Children's, Culture, Library, Specialized
The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry is one of America’s hidden treasures—a superb collection of over 2,500 puppets from all over the world; an archive of books, manuscripts, posters, drawings, audio-visual materials and photographs all covering the history of puppetry. It is also the new home of the Puppeteers of America’s Audio-Visual Collection: the largest collection of videotapes, films, and other media about puppetry in the United States.
Children's, Culture, Specialized
Be one of the first to see our newly renovated museum. Take a self-guided tour to view over 80,000 items of comic strip, cartoon, TV, western and advertising collectibles on display. Each exhibit shows the current market value of your old toys, although nothing is for sale. Receive a free souvenir.
Pleasant Valley, Connecticut
Pleasant Valley, Connecticut