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Wool Day's at Sturbridge Village

Discover how New Englanders reared sheep for their wool in the 1830s at Old Sturbridge Village’s annual sheep shearing festival – Wool Days – on Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-27. Welcome our spring lambs and see the adult sheep get their annual “haircut.” Throughout the weekend, farmers perform sheep shearing, while experts show off the sheep herding skills of border collies. Costumed historians will demonstrate the entire wool textile process, from scouring and carding the wool to spinning, and then knitting the hand-spun wool yarn. Visitors can even try their skill at hand-carding the wool.
Dates: 
05/25/2019
05/26/2019
05/27/2019
9:30 am to 5:00 pm
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Location:

1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Sturbridge, MA, 01566
United States

Phone:

(508) 347-3362

Decoration Day at Mystic Seaport

In the morning, visitors are invited to the Fishtown Chapel to witness the memorials laid for local Civil War soldiers. At midday, amid the tolling of steeple bells, all are welcome inside the Greenmanville Church for a brief service complete with sermon and hymns. A colour guard leads everyone to the waterfront, where wreaths are laid for the artillery and the infantry. As the procession reaches the end of Middle Wharf, a bugler aboard the Charles W. Morgan begins “Taps,” which concludes with a wreath-laying for the navy and a three-gun salute from the Joseph Conrad. Every participant, staff and visitor alike, is then offered a flower to strew upon the river in memory of their own lost soldiers from any century.
Dates: 
05/27/2019
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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Location:

75 Greenmanville Ave.
Mystic, CT, 06355
United States

Phone:

860-572-5322

Connecticut Open House at Dudley Farm Museum

Connecticut will be opening their doors and welcoming visitors with discounted or free admission, giveaways, special offers, hands-on activities for the kids and more.
Dates: 
06/08/2019
9am - 4pm
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Organization:

Dudley Farm Museum

Location:

2351 Durham Rd
Guilford, CT, 06437
United States

Phone:

203–457–0770

Viking Days at Mystic Seaport

On June 1-2, the Mystic Seaport Museum will be transformed in celebration of Viking culture.
Dates: 
06/01/2019
06/02/2019
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Location:

75 Greenmanville Ave.
Mystic, CT, 06355
United States

Phone:

860-572-0711

Sensory Friendly Performance of Flat Stanley The Musical at the Playhouse on Park!

**Sensory Friendly productions at Playhouse on Park are produced with guidance from The Miracle League of CT and professionals from the local autism community. ** Based on the best-selling book series, Stanley folds his way around the world with his flat-tastic hijinks. Stanley Lambchop is your ordinary, everyday, run-of-the-mill, ten-year-old: normal mom and dad, normal little brother, normal life. That's just the problem... for Stanley, life is too normal. He wants to travel the world, do something amazing, something no one's ever seen before. Careful what you wish for, Stanley! One night, the bulletin board on the wall above Stanley's bed comes loose and falls – right on top of Stanley! The next morning, Stanley Lambchop wakes up flat. Not just a little flat... really, REALLY flat! In a whirlwind musical travelogue, Stanley – the ultimate exchange student – scours the globe for a solution to his unusual problem. He's stamped, posted and cancelled from Hollywood and France to Honolulu and beyond. And, whether he's thwarting a robbery at the Louvre Museum in Paris, or "hanging ten" off the coast of Hawaii, Stanley is closing in on his goal of being a three-dimensional boy once more.
Dates: 
05/31/2019
06/01/2019
31st at 9:30 am; 1st at 10 am
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Organization:

Playhouse on Park

Location:

244 Park Road
West Hartford, CT, 06119
United States

Phone:

860-523-5900

Memorial Day Weekend at Shore Line Trolley Museum

Join us for our Season Opening! We’re open for the summer and would love for you to join us! Our daily operations run Tuesday through Sunday with the first Trolley and Tour at 11AM and the last at 4PM. As a special preview, we are open this weekend and Memorial Day with a special honor to our Veterans who can ride free all Memorial Day Weekend when presenting a valid military ID.
Dates: 
05/25/2019
05/26/2019
05/27/2019
11 am - 4 pm
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Location:

17 River Street
East Haven , CT, 06512
United States

Phone:

(203) 467-6927