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April 2016

Brenton Easter ’98 the “Real-Life Indiana Jones”

April 29, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Slater Auditorium, 108 Crescent Street
Norwich, CT 06360 United States

Brent Easter '98, the subject of a 2015 Five Thirty Eight and ESPN Films documentary directed by award-winning filmmaker Jason Kohn about the largest bust of stolen and smuggled antiquities in US history, has been dubbed “the Real-Life Indiana Jones.” As a student at NFA, Easter was captain of the swim team, a pianist, and a history buff with a quick wit and an engaging smile. At the end of the month, he will return as special agent Brenton M.…

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December 2016

Life’s Landscape: The Art of Ron Wing Auction

December 3, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Slater Memorial Museum, 108 Crescent Street
Norwich, CT 06360 United States

Please join us as we celebrate the work of Ron Wing! Saturday, December 3, 2016 5:00 pm - Gallery opens for preview. 6:00 pm - Hors d’oeuvres & beverages. 7:00 pm - Silent Auction closes. 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Live Auction of select Wing paintings. Register & Purchase Tickets Ron Wing (1929-2015), graduated from NFA in 1948 with a Fine Arts diploma.  He exhibited at the National Academy in New York and in galleries in New York City,…

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February 2017

Victorian Valentine Making Tea

February 12, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Slater Memorial Museum, 108 Crescent Street
Norwich, CT 06360 United States

Don’t miss your chance to make your own Victorian inspired valentine!  Come dressed in your favorite Victorian attire and leave with something you will be proud to send to your special valentine ... or all of them! Printed Valentine cards first appeared in the 18th century, simple sheets with a written verse. Soon afterwards the traditional symbols began to appear - Cupid, flowers and hearts. The sending of Valentine cards rapidly increased in the 19th century as improvements in printing…

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April 2017

Pen Turning with the Central CT Woodturners

April 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Slater Memorial Museum, 108 Crescent Street
Norwich, CT 06360 United States

Whether you’re an experienced woodworker or using a lathe for the first time, this FREE event is sure to be fun! The Central Connecticut Woodturners will be on hand to teach participants the basics of woodturning, and everyone will have a chance to make their own wood pen. A variety of wood will be on hand to choose from, including that of NFA’s iconic beech tree that fell in 2012.* This is a family friendly event, but lathe users should…

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October 2017

Free Highlights Tours

October 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017

Interpreter-guided tours highlight the Museum's collection and are offered throughout the week. Tours are free with museum admission. For scheduled dates and times, please click here.

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The Art of the Coin

October 19, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Slater Memorial Museum, 108 Crescent Street
Norwich, CT 06360 United States

In celebration of our newest exhibit Bela Lyon Pratt: Sculptor of Monument, Slater Museum is proud to host “The Art of the Coin,” a presentation by Dennis Fortier, President of the Pawcatuck Valley Coin Club. Come learn the history and secrets behind the art of America’s iconic coins! This is a free event and is open to the public. It will be held at the Sidney Frank Center on the campus of Norwich Free Academy.

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November 2017

An Exotic Journey: Secrets of 19th Century Travel Photography

November 14, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Slater Memorial Museum, 108 Crescent Street
Norwich, CT 06360 United States

A free public program of the Slater Memorial Museum. Join us for an intimate and enlightening discussion of the emergence and evolution of 19th-century travel photography. Led by Professor Emeritus Lee Fontanella, we will explore this fascinating topic, focusing on images from the Slater family’s ’round the world journey of 1894/95. Discover how you can build skills in looking critically at photographs, and learn about the clues that can help you gain insight into your own historical photos. To be held…

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Holiday Party & Shopping Night

November 16, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Slater Memorial Museum, 108 Crescent Street
Norwich, CT 06360 United States

Celebrate the season at our third-annual Holiday Party and Shopping Night. For one day only, attendees receive at least 10% off all merchandise while enjoying refreshments, gallery tours, free gift wrapping and more. Don’t miss your chance to purchase unique gifts and original works of art at a special discounted price, just in time for the holidays. This will be the easiest and most fun shopping you’ll do all season!! This event is free to attend and open to the…

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December 2017

Celebrate the 150th Birthday of Bela Lyon Pratt

December 10, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Slater Memorial Museum, 108 Crescent Street
Norwich, CT 06360 United States

In conjunction with our newest exhibition "Bela Lyon Pratt: Sculptor of Monument," the Slater Museum will be host a family friendly 150th birthday party celebrating Bela Pratt! There will be cake and activities that will allow kids and adults alike to make their own souvenir medallion or ornament to take home with them.  This event is free and open to the public. For more information please call (860) 425-5563.

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February 2018

Love Inspires: Victorian Valentine Making

February 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Slater Memorial Museum, 108 Crescent Street
Norwich, CT 06360 United States

Printed Valentine cards first appeared in the 18th century, simple sheets with a written verse. Soon afterward the traditional symbols began to appear - Cupid, flowers and hearts. The sending of Valentine cards rapidly increased in the 19th century as improvements in printing techniques and the postal service made it more affordable. The Victorians developed highly decorative cards using materials such as paper lace, feathers, tiny mirrors and even hair! Materials Fee: $5 (museum members FREE) Fee includes refreshments and…

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