Favorites From The Museum Collection
December 21, 2014 – April 5, 2015
While new flooring is installed in our second floor exhibition galleries, new acquisitions and highlights from the permanent collection will be on view in the Munger Room and The Lab. Find treasures from the Early American period, such as the Josiah Bronson portrait by William Jennys, J. Ferguson Weir's Venice: The Grand Canal and Edward Potthast’s Bathers on a Beach. 20th century works include Barbara Grossman's Star Rug, Abe Ajay's Constructions and Michael Scoggin's Ninjas.
A Staged Reflection, 1922 – 2014
November 22, 2014 – February 1, 2015
This exhibition will highlight the 10-year anniversary of the theater’s reopening after restoration and include a timeline of historic milestones dating from the theater’s 1922 opening. The exhibit will include photographs, documents, ephemera, historical objects, excerpts from oral history interviews and personal stories.
Noah and His Ark
November 22, 2014 - March 1, 2015
Toy arks were favorite gifts for parents to give to their children. A popular toy in the 19th century, the ark was considered a suitable plaything because it was based on a Bible story. The exhibit features a 9-foot long relief ark as well as toy arks with animals.
In Search of Charles Island
August 14 – May 24, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 14, 2014 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Milford has been a popular vacation spot for residents of the Naugatuck Valley for over 150 years. Mid-nineteenth century, Waterbury button manufacturer Elizur Prichard owned the island, where he and his daughter, Sarah Prichard ran a hotel resort. Miss Prichard later donated the family’s papers to the Mattatuck Museum. Photographs, ephemera and historical objects tell the colorful story of Charles Island, including the legend of a pirate and buried treasure!