Smithsonian and Related Events

"History meets Natural History: The Ecological Legacy of Historical Stone Walls"
Date: May 21 2006
Host: Mitch Wagener, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Jointly offered by WestConn and Hunt Hill Farm

"The Cutural History of the Indians of Western Connecticut"
Date: September 10, 2006
Host: Laurie Weinstein,, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Jointly offered by WestConn and Hunt Hill Farm

"Vultures, Indians and Colonial Expansion: Samuel Johnson and the First Global War"
Date: November 4, 2006
Host: Michael Chappell, Ph.D.
Sponsor: Jointly offered by WestConn and Hunt Hill Farm

Stony the Road: Desegregating America’s Schools
On loan from the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia, this traveling photographic exhibition chronicles the journey towards desegregating public schools in America. February 2007


Past Events

Vietnam and the West Scholarly Conference

In addition to the conference, the three-day event featured an exhibit on Vietnam folklife, a public lecture by Dr. Keith W. Taylor of Cornell University, and a concert of Vietnamese music.

 

 

FREEDOM: A History of US (from Meserve-Kunhardt Collection)

Two notable private collections of original American documents and photographs have been combined to create this exhibit on display in Warner Hall on the WestConn Midtown campus. It includes facsimiles of items such as original printings of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Emancipation Proclamation, as well as letters and speeches from George Washington, Frederick Douglass, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Books That Changed the World

Books that Changed the WorldSmithsonian library curators offer a one-time look at a remarkable selection of rare books and manuscripts including works by Aristotle, Leonardo da Vinci, Captain Cook, Isaac Newton, Benjamin Franklin, Johannes Gutenberg, the Wright Brothers, and others.

Other events are in the planning stages, but to take full advantage of our Smithsonian affiliation, we need your ideas!

 

One Day/One Book An Exhibition in Celebration of Bloomsday #99

The inaugural event of the University's affiliation with the Smithsonian Institution, this exhibit commemorated James Joyce's most acclaimed work, Ulysses , with a display of rare and beautifully designed editions of the novel from the library of a private collector and special commemorative stamps from the National Postal Museum

 

 

Skitch Henderson: A Man & His Music

In 2004, this exhibit, curated by Hunt Hill Farm Trust and the National Museum of American History, traveled to WestConn.

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