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October 2017

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

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

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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March 2018

Movie Series – Waste Land

March 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Slater Auditorium
Free

Courtesy of IMDB: On the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro is Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill, where men and women sift through garbage for a living. Artist Vik Muniz produces portraits of the workers and learns about their lives.  Waste Land was Oscar nominated for Best Documentary in 2011 and has received a total of 27 awards and 11 award nominations.  Popcorn is included! Run time: approximately 90 minutes

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April 2018

Woodturning with the Central Connecticut Woodturners

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Slater Memorial Museum, 108 Crescent Street
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
Free

Back by popular demand! Slater Museum is excited to host the Central Connecticut Woodturners for another session of professional wood turning! Register now for FREE to have your chance at learning the basics of wood turning to create your own pen! Sign-ups are available at 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, and 2:00 pm. Last participants will be taken at 2:00 pm to allow for enough time to create the pens. Registrants will be able to choose their own wood and take…

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Movie Series – Loving Vincent

April 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Slater Auditorium
Free

Courtesy of IMDB: In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent Van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist's final letter and ends up investigating his final days there.  Loving Vincent has received critical acclaim having been nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Animated Film and received a total of 8 awards and 36 nominations.  Popcorn is included! Run time: approximately 90 minutes

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May 2018

Movie Series – Art and Craft

May 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Slater Auditorium

Due to inclement weather throughout the month of February, we are excited to re-schedule an opportunity to screen Art and Craft, a film that takes you on a journey through the eyes of one of America's most infamous art forgers, Mark Landis. Landis is responsible for duping numerous libraries, museums, and cultural organizations with lookalike forgeries, but after crossing paths with a certain museum registrar, Landis's con-game will soon be unraveled. Art and Craft was Emmy nominated for Outstanding Arts…

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