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September 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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

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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