The Mattatuck Museum established in 1877, exhibits American art and cultural history, with a focus on Naugatuck Valley and Connecticut artists. The Museum’s collections range from furniture and industrial artifacts to paintings and works on paper from the 18th century to today.
The Huntington Homestead in Scotland, Connecticut, is the birthplace of Samuel Huntington, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and a distinguished statesman during the Revolutionary War and early Republic.
A man of great energy and many talents, Elic Sloane (1905-1985) was a prolific artist, author and illustrator of over 30 books, and an avid collector of Americana. His extensive collection of hand tools id displayed in a building gifted to the state in 1969 by Stanley Works, the Connecticut-based tool manufacturing company
The Hartt School, a nationally and internationally known performing arts conservatory, prepares students to succeed as professionals in the performing arts. Graduates are found performing on the Broadway stage and teaching in elementary classrooms.
The Nathan Hale Homestead was the home of the family of State Hero, Nathan Hale. Constructed in 1776, the current house is the second dwelling built on the property. Nathan’s father, Richard Hale, was a prosperous livestock famer and built the house for his large family.