Historic gardens are always something to celebrate, and that’s especially true in June. The Florence Griswold Museum is celebrating its amazing gardens with 10 days worth of events the whole family can appreciate. GardenFest offers plant sales, artistic debuts, flower pot decorating and dance classes, complemented by garden walks, history discussions and...Continue Reading
Driving into Willimantic over the famous Frog Bridge one is surrounded by America’s industrial history. Note that those elegantly perched frogs are sitting atop thread spools. Willimantic was once a thriving textile mill city, home to American Thread, and the buildings that once housed the industry still stand today. According to the Windham Textile...Continue Reading
Fine arts and crafts in a historical wonderland. Roseland Cottage’s annual arts and crafts festival this weekend.
One of New England’s favorite arts and crafts shows is happening at our very own Roseland Cottage this weekend. The Fine Arts and Crafts Festival at Roseland Cottage is a juried show featuring 175 artisans and their treasures, including jewelry, woodworking, paintings, glass, pottery and more. There will be live music, food and visitors can tour the famous...Continue Reading
We’re always talking about history around here. And the best part is, behind every historical story is a cool new way to tell it. This weekend is no different. If you’re in the Mystic area, you’ll want to clear your Saturday for Behind Stonington’s Doors, a tour of some of Stonington village’s most lovely historic homes. If you can’t make it Saturday,...Continue Reading
A healthy dose of nostalgia for the old days can be whetted with a visit to the 14th annual Victorian Days in Willimantic, May 31-June 3. Every year, the Willimantic Victorian Neighborhood Association opens Victorian-style homes in Willimantic and South Windham for tours. This year, tours of local historic churches have been added to the lineup on Saturday only. The...Continue Reading
Imagine yourself a Pirate. Visit the schooner Lynx October 28-31 in New London (or we’ll make you walk the plank).
Ahoy, matey! Tis not too chilly for this hardy crew. Head down to the docks of New London beginning October 28 for a visit aboard the schooner Lynx. The tall ship is a replica of the privateer schooner from the War of 1812, a revered vessel that patrolled the seas to defend America’s freedom. Pirates you said? If the ship itself isn’t cool enough, this is...Continue Reading
New London is celebrating its lighthouse heritage for the July 4th weekend, and it promises some great energy around the city. Sentinels on the Sound, sponsored by the New London Maritime Society, will give locals and tourists everything they ever wanted to know about lighthouses and then some through tours, art, discussions, and a number of fun activities. But...Continue Reading
Victorian Days in Willimantic kicks off its 13th year on Thursday, June 2, another weekend offering tours of the city’s most beautiful homes. This is a really cool weekend in a really cool city – not to mention a treasure trove of delights for history and architecture buffs. Participating homes you can tour include the George Tiffany House, the Allen...Continue Reading
Bird lover or not, put down your smart phone and visit the Connecticut Audubon Center at Pomfret for some nature time. With the 700-acre Bafflin Sanctuary to peruse at your leisure, you’ll fall in love with the forests, grass, streams and meadows waiting for you at every turn. Locals and tourists alike enjoy the instructor-led day and evening hikes, but you...Continue Reading