2023 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
All events take place at the Museum unless otherwise stated. Events are open to the public and free to members and children under twelve, except as noted. Donations from non-members is $5 for regular events.
East Haddam: The Epicenter of New England
Wednesday June 21, 2023 7 p.m.
Presented by Dr. Stephen Gencarella
Many places throughout New England can claim to be the home of fascinating legends, yet no other town quite matches East Haddam for its fantastical stories. Professor Stephen Gencarella, a folklorist at UMass Amherst and author of several books on New England folklore, will share how centuries of tales of the Moodus noises—from precolonial times to the present, coupled with seemingly endless tales about the Devil’s Hopyard, ghost stories, historical legends, and remarkable anecdotes about a supernatural black fox -- make East Haddam the epicenter of New England folklore.
Dr. Stephen Gencarella is the author of Spooky Trails and Tall Tales Connecticut: Hiking the State's Legends, Hauntings, and History. He is the resident folklorist for the Connecticut River Museum and lives in Old Lyme, CT.
"Junk in the Trunk” Tag Sale & Plant Sale
Saturday May 20, 2023 8 a.m. - 12 noon
Tag sale in partnership with the East Haddam Garden Club Plant Sale. To reserve a tag sale space, call 860-873-3944.
The Vanished Port: Slave Trade on the Connecticut River
Wednesday May 17, 2023 7 p.m.
"The Vanished Port: Slave Trade on the Connecticut River," presented by Erik Hesselberg. Erik was president of the Middlesex County Historical Society and developed the award-winning exhibit “A Vanished Port,” on the Connecticut River’s ties to the slave economy of the Caribbean islands. Back by popular demand, Erik recently spoke at the Museum about his book "Night Boat to New York: Steamboats on the Connecticut, 1815–1931."
Exploring Black and Indigenous Connecticut Maritime Experiences
Start the new year enjoying the benefits of Yoga at the Museum!
Mondays, 7pm, January 2nd - January 30th. Continues through April!
$60 for 5 classes, $50 for 4 classes or $15 drop-in per class
Taught by experienced practitioner Erin Day, this Yoga class offers ease, increased self-awareness, flexibility, and strength with a combination of slow, fluid movements within the postures. You are encouraged to listen to your body and trust what you know is the right action for you. The classes will include Yoga postures, meditation and breathwork, and Yoga teachings for your life. Practicing together as a community is just the beginning as we experience the peace and liberation that is accessible through Yoga. The class is appropriate for all levels.
Erin Day is an experienced Yoga mentor, herbalist, greenspirit practitioner and owner of Ten Summit Yoga & Earth Based Wellness. Erin loves to witness others thrive as they are supported in community and compassion.
Enjoy the benefits of yoga in this large, comfortable space at the Museum. The class is appropriate for all levels, and no previous experience is required.
To sign up, or if you have questions, please contact Erin at 860-262-0248 or firstname.lastname@example.org.