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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
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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
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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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May 2017

Friends of Slater Annual Meeting

May 5, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Slater Memorial Museum, 108 Crescent Street
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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Friday, May 5, 2017, 5:00-7:00 pm in the Slater Auditorium Open to the public. Brief reports followed by a presentation by auctioneer Linda Stamm, who will take us behind the scenes at one of New England’s most highly respected auction firms. Ms. Stamm has more than 35 years of experience as auctioneer and appraiser of estates, antiques, and fine art. She is the owner of Winter Associates, Inc., and a member of the Appraisers Association of America. Reception to follow.…

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The Invention of the American Art Museum

May 24, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Slater Auditorium,

Pre-order your book now! A limited number of books will be available at a special $35.00 price. For pick-up at or after the event. Avoid disappointment - order your copy today by clicking here! This groundbreaking work recounts the fascinating story of the origins of the modern American art museum, in which the Slater played a role. Discussion and book signing with author Kathleen Curran, professor of fine arts at Trinity College, Hartford. American art museums share a mission and…

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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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Bela Lyon Pratt: Sculptor of Monument Opening Reception

October 15, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Slater Memorial Museum, 108 Crescent Street
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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Bela Lyon Pratt: Sculptor of Monument is the newest original exhibition of the Slater Memorial Museum. Please join us for the opening reception Sunday, October 15, 2017, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. Featuring the work of Norwich native Bela Lyon Pratt, revealing his innate draftsmanship and his ability to sensitively capture human emotion, passion, strength and fragility, rendered in bronze and marble. For more information about the exhibition, 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
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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
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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
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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
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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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