55 Lathrop Road
Plainfield, CT 06374
Phone: (860) 564-4021
Fax: (860) 564-4025
55 Lathrop Road, Plainfield, CT, US, 06374
- Phone: (860) 564-4021
- Fax: (860) 564-4025
Arts & Museums
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.
Once the home of town physician, local historian, antiquarian, Civil War veteran and author, Dr. Ashbel Woodward, this historic building has since been acquired and restored by the Town of Franklin. A proud listing on the National Register of Historic Places, the museum houses an immense collection of information about the history of the town and the community. It is also the site for special historical events. The museum also features a magnificent art gallery. Dr. Ashbel Woodward House Museum is located at 387 Route 32, but access and parking is via Plains Road only.
The Slater Memorial Museum is housed on the campus of Norwich Free Academy in a gorgeous 1888 Romanesque Revival building. The collection of this local museum includes artworks and historical exhibits pertaining to the city of Norwich as well as plaster casts from artworks from all over the world. There are also constantly changing exhibits from Connecticut artists and there are events held on the school's campus and at the Slater Museum.
A treasure trove of art from five continents. Walk through the renowned plaster cast collection of Greek, Roman and Italian Renaissance sculpture. The adjacent Converse Art Gallery is home to changing temporary exhibitions, largely devoted to contemporary art and crafts.
Artworks Studio is home to a multitude of cultural and art events from time to time. Attend exotic exhibits, displaying the best of local talent, and cultural shows at this venue. The gallery is also famous for hosting numerous talk shows, discussions and debates regularly. Call for more details.
This tribal-owned and operated museum is housed in a striking building designed by famed architect James Stewart Polshek. Permanent and temporary exhibits focus on 300 years of Native American artistry and history. Don't miss the replica of an ancient Pequot village, replete with life-sized models and sound effects. The gift shop carries splendors from all Native American tribes. Expect at least an hour drive from New Haven and call the toll free number or check the Web site for directions. It can be tricky to find. There is a complimentary shuttle to the museum from the Foxwoods Casino.
Explore and learn about 18th to 20th century rural life while at this museum which features exhibits on agricultural tools and implements, wooden hand tools, domestic exhibits, and much more.
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.
The Lebanon Historical Society Museum & Visitor Center is a 7,500 square foot, architect-designed complex of three buildings: the 18th-century birthplace of Dr. William Beaumont, father of gastric physiology; a broom shop and a smoke house. The Museum includes a visitor center, two exhibition galleries, a multi-purpose room for community educational programs, and a research center, library and archives.
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.
The eminent building structure of the John Trumbull Birth House is also called the John Trumbull Birthplace. It was built in 1735 and occupies a place on the Lebanon Green, in Lebanon region of Connection. It once served the purpose of serving necessary supplies to the Army. It can be toured and explored on weekends from the month of May to October. Following the Georgian style of architecture, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1966.