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Lunch and Learn: Religion in Early CT

$5 Members |  $10 General  This lecture series offers the opportunity for good food and a guaranteed conversation about local or art history. Participants may either order lunch from The Art of Yum Café or bring their own as they learn about exciting topics from our guest lecturers. Connecticut’s Congregationalists, in response to competing religious groups, abandoned their simplistic and modest meetinghouse architecture in favor of a more attractive and sophisticated neoclassical form topped with tall steeples. Examination of the…

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July 12, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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$5 Members |  $10 General 
This lecture series offers the opportunity for good food and a guaranteed conversation about local or art history. Participants may either order lunch from The Art of Yum Café or bring their own as they learn about exciting topics from our guest lecturers.
Connecticut’s Congregationalists, in response to competing religious groups, abandoned their simplistic and modest meetinghouse architecture in favor of a more attractive and sophisticated neoclassical form topped with tall steeples. Examination of the style of these new temples offers a snapshot of the Standing Order (Early Connecticut Puritan Ruling class) as they struggled to adjust to their rapidly changing world. The study of church building, like that of the revival, demonstrates how the cultural forces of individualism and materialism, along with the pressures of new emerging market economy, significantly influenced the fall of the Standing Order.
Yet, the most intriguing aspect found in investigation of church building in Connecticut involves how these new and very expensive church building projects were financed. New and innovative means of financing were required, and fundraising methods employed included pew rentals, state-approved lotteries, subscriptions, and even bonding. Connecticut Protestants, especially the Congregationalists, were found selectively and creatively incorporating worldly goods as a way to justify and enrich their faith.
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Home away from Homeschool: PopArt!

Get creative with innovative and inspiring art projects for homeschoolers. Each week we will focus on a different medium to create unique and colorful masterpieces. Using both traditional and alternative materials, students will enjoy being artistic and social! This month’s theme is Pop Art! June 4, 2024 June 11, 2024 June 18, 2024 June 25, 2024 Register Here Each of the first two children in a family are $20 for a single class or $60 for the package and the…

Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT, 06702, United States

Tai Chi

$12 per Person Improve your energy and stamina as you move to the music with certified Tai Chi instructor Joe Atkins. Joe will teach gentle movements that improve balance, flexibility, and mobility and reduce stiffness and soreness. Wear comfortable clothes. All levels welcome! Support provided by the Connecticut Community Foundation. Register Here

Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT, 06702, United States

Dairy Delight

Meet the different animals on the farm that we can get dairy products from, and see firsthand how we milk our goats. Get to taste the local milk we sell at our farm market, and make your own butter to take home! Tickets include all the materials you’ll need to make one unit of butter. Limited to 10 child and adult pairs. Meets at Heckscher Barn. Members: $15/participant pair Non-Members: $20/participant pair Ages 6+ Wednesday, June 19 2 – 3…

Heckscher Barn, 151 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT, 06903, United States

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