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.
The Life and Times of Dr. Alice Hamilton of Hadlyme
Presented by Janet Lemond and Kandi Carle
Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 2 PM
Imagine a time in the early 1900s when safety was not part of workplace culture and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) didn’t exist. Workers were often seriously injured on the job or poisoned by the chemicals they used. This was Dr. Alice Hamilton’s world -- the world she hoped to correct.
Dr. Hamilton was a pioneer in protecting the American worker. She was instrumental in bringing about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the World Health Organization. Dr. Hamilton lived on Ferry Road in Hadlyme in her later years.
The presentation will feature Dr. Hamilton's professional accomplishments described by Janet Lemond, and her personal insights as "Alice Hamilton", portrayed by Kandi Carle, reads excerpts from her letters.
Janet Lemond worked in the safety and health profession and is a Certified Industrial Hygienist. She worked for OSHA and the EPA, and is the author of Dr. Alice Hamilton M.D., Neighbor of William Gillette. Kandie Carle is a professional actress who tours with her one-woman living history programs under the banner of The Victorian Lady. She is the Artistic Director of the East Haddam Stage Company.
Pysanky Wax Resist Egg Dyeing Workshop
Sunday, March 17, 2024
Join us for this popular annual event! Learn how to make beautifully decorated Ukrainian eggs in this hands-on workshop, presented by Sharon Leonard. She will guide you through the process of planning a design, dyeing and waxing multiple times, and polishing the wax-resist jewel-like egg.
Registration will open soon!
Start the New Year with Yoga at the Museum with Colleen Alexander
Mondays at 7 p.m., and Thursdays at 9 a.m.
Yoga at the Museum, led by Colleen Alexander, includes seated meditation, gentle warm-ups, and engaging flow with holds to build strength and connect body and mind. Colleen is a certified yoga and meditation teacher, a Reiki practitioner, a published author, and lives on a nonprofit animal sanctuary farm in East Haddam with her husband Sean.
We now offer 2 yoga class options:
The classes are appropriate for all levels.
To purchase tickets for Monday classes, click here.
To purchase tickets for Thursday classes, click here.
Previous events in 2024
Historic Buildings of the East Haddam Upper Landing
Dr. Karl Stofko, Historian
Sunday, January 14, 2024 at 2 PM
Dr. Stofko, East Haddam Municipal Historian, will share photos and stories of homes and buildings in the East Haddam Upper Landing Area. The Champion House still stands in the Upper Landing area today, as shown in the photo. Linking past photos from the late 1700's to the early 1900's with photos of the buildings today, Dr. Stofko will share stories of the people and buildings that shaped the Upper Landing.