College/University Open House at the Mattatuck Museum

Waterbury, CT – The Mattatuck Museum is proud to welcome all students, faculty, and staff from colleges and universities throughout the state for a free Open House on Friday, April 22, 2016 between 4:30 and 7:00 p.m. Visitors will enjoy an afternoon of networking with peers and museum staff, guided gallery tours, and light refreshments.

Museum Director Bob Burns encourages all regional schools to see what the Museum can offer, “We are a community resource for our state’s colleges and universities. The museum has a college membership program that can provide free admission for students and staff in addition to offering reduced admission for students. There are a variety of internship opportunities throughout the year and we are a repository for a wide variety of topics related to Connecticut’s history, especially the accomplishments of the manufacturing community in the greater Waterbury area.” For more information and to RSVP call (203) 753-0381 x 130 or email [email protected]

Located in the heart of downtown Waterbury’s architectural district, the Mattatuck Museum is a vibrant destination known locally and regionally as a community-centered institution of American art and history. The Mattatuck Museum hosts numerous changing exhibitions each year as well as a permanent collection, which features 300 years of work by American artists. Explore the region’s history through interactive displays in the history exhibit and examine the intriguing Button Gallery featuring 10,000 buttons from all over the world.

For more information on all of the museum’s programs, events, and exhibits visit the website at or call (203) 753-0381. The Mattatuck Museum is operated with support from the Connecticut Department of Economic & Community Development/CT Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and is a member of the Connecticut Art Trail, a group of 18 world-class museums and historic sites ( Located on the green in Waterbury, CT at 144 West Main Street, the museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Convenient, free parking is located behind the museum in the lots on Park Place.
CONTACT: Stephanie J. Coakley, Director of Education (203) 753 – 0381 x 117