This Week on Connecticut’s Cultural Treasures

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Cultural Destinations: The First Five

In Episode 1, we visit the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, Old Newgate Prison, The Hill-Stead Museum, New Britain Museum of American Art, Stonington Borough.

Last Week’s Episode

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Imagination and Innovation

In Episode 2, we’ll visit the Connecticut Science Center, the Mark Twain House, Fort Griswold, and the Goodspeed Opera House.

Next Week’s Episode

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Opening Doors to Cultural Awareness

In Episode 3, we explore downtown New Haven and Yale University, The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, the Litchfield Historical Society, and Elizabeth Park.

Featured Highlights

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Mark Twain House & Museum

The Mark Twain House & Museum is the Hartford, Connecticut home, where the author and his family lived from 1874 to 1891. Twain wrote his most important works during the years he lived there, including Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.

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Fort Griswold

Add a touch of reality to your Revolutionary War history lesson with a visit to Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park, site of the 1781 massacre led by the traitorous Benedict Arnold.

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The Phelps Hatheway House and Garden

The Phelps Hatheway House and Garden tells the fascinating tale of two very wealthy colonial men, the style they lived in and their boom to bust stories. Located in the Main Street Historic District of Suffield, CT, this 18th century home is a renowned architectural masterpiece of the Connecticut River Valley.