The Mattatuck Museum is pleased to host a discussion about the life and career of famed actress Rosalind Russell. This talk is in conjunction with the new exhibition What a Woman! Rosalind Russell, which is an expansive look into the life and career of this celebrated Hollywood actress who hails from Waterbury. Film clips, movie ephemera, personal archives, costumes and more will make you feel like you are on the red carpet with Russell when she opened her feature film, The Girl Rush, here in Waterbury in 1955. Museum archivist Michael Dooling, who organized the exhibition, will provide an introduction to the life of Rosalind Russell. After his talk, members of the audience are invited to share their stories of Russell’s last visit to Waterbury in August of 1955, right before the great flood that devastated the area. This program is free with admission and B.R.A.S.S. members are no charge and is supported, in part, by the Connecticut Community Foundation.
For more information on all of the museum’s programs, events, and exhibits visit the website at mattatuckmuseum.org 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 (ctarttrail.org).
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.