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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
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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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July 2016

The Art and Science of Herbaria

July 16, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED - we apologize for any disappointment! Pre-registrants may contact the museum at (860) 425-5563 to receive a refund. Please continue to check this site for new events to be announced soon!!  

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September 2016

“In the Heart of the Sea” Film Screening

September 10, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Slater Auditorium, 108 Crescent Street
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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Slater Museum Director Vivian Zoë  to present an introductory talk on Norwich’s whaling captain Thomas Davis Winship. In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville's Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. "In the Heart of the Sea" reveals the encounter's harrowing aftermath, as the ship's surviving…

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First Inhabitants: The Mohegan Tribe and the Thames River region in the 17th Century

September 17, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Slater Auditorium, 108 Crescent Street
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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Presented by Mohegan Tribe Elders Beth Regan and Faith Davison. The William B. Stanley Lecture Series honors Stanley’s passion for his city’s rich history by featuring an annual lecture series relevant to the history of Norwich delivered by an eminent scholar. This year, the Norwich Historical Society is collaborating with Slater Memorial Museum to present a series of events on our featured topic: The Thames River and Norwich Harbor. Free and open to the public. Pre-registration not necessary. Please call…

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Travel to Greece in 2016

September 22, 2016 - October 2, 2016

A trip offered by the Slater Memorial Museum and the Hellenic Society Paideia. All museum supporters are invited to join us on this custom trip - this is your chance to visit the sites where many of our sculptures were born!

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On the Riverfront: The Importance of River Power in Norwich History

September 24, 2016 @ 3:00 am - 5:00 pm
Slater Auditorium, 108 Crescent Street
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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Lecture by Three Rivers Community College Professor Ed Derr. The William B. Stanley Lecture Series honors Stanley’s passion for his city’s rich history by featuring an annual lecture series relevant to the history of Norwich delivered by an eminent scholar. This year, the Norwich Historical Society is collaborating with Slater Memorial Museum to present a series of events on our featured topic: The Thames River and Norwich Harbor. Free and open to the public. Pre-registration not necessary. Please call 860.425.5563…

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October 2016

“The Finest Hours” Film Screening

October 8, 2016 @ 3:00 am - 6:00 pm
Slater Auditorium, 108 Crescent Street
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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With introductory talk by Slater Museum Director Vivian Zoë on NFA Alumnus Charles Satterlee. Based on the extraordinary true story of the greatest smallboat rescue in Coast Guard history, THE FINEST HOURS is a tale of courage, loyalty and honor in the face of overwhelming odds. When a massive storm strikes off the coast of Cape Cod, it rips a T-2 oil tanker in half, trapping more than 30 sailors on its rapidly sinking stern. As Captain Bernie Webber (Chris…

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November 2016

Gala Event: A Celebration of Native American Mariners

November 4, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mercantile Exchange, 55 Main Street
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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Featuring a keynote lecture by Dr. Jason Mancini, Pequot Museum Director. 5 p.m. | “Catch the View” 6 p.m. | Appetizers, Drinks and Live Music 7 p.m. | Keynote Speaker –  As Indians lost nearly all of their land in New England, hundreds of men began to work on maritime vessels – whaling, commerce, and naval vessels. Here they formed new kinds of communities amongst themselves and as they began to travel the world and interact with other indigenous peoples. Gala Event…

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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
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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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January 2017

Slater Museum Docent Training

January 9, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - May 1, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Slater Memorial Museum, 108 Crescent Street
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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Are you a lover of art or history? Do you enjoy meeting new people, and are you interested in becoming more involved with the community? If you answered yes, please join us for the start of our new docent training sessions! In this 17-week course you will learn about the history of the museum, our collections, the local region and much more! To register for this fun and enlightening experience, please call (860) 425-5563 or email emmas@nfaschool.org. Click here to view…

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