Archives Exhibits

Thirsty River

THIRSTY RIVER: 400 YEARS OF DRINK, LIFE & REFORM IN THE CT RIVER VALLEY This exhibit and Trail Map will help you explore alcohol’s complex role in the Connecticut River Valley from colonial settlement to present day. Come taste our […]

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Blue Water Bound

May 17 – Oct. 9, 2012 This exhibit explored the challenges of navigation and life at sea with Connecticut River master mariners and their wooden ships. On display were stories of ocean voyages told through paintings, model ships, charts, navigational instruments, and ships’ logs. […]

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Crossing the Connecticut: Bridges of the Connecticut River

April – October 2013 This exhibit celebrated bridges on the Connecticut River past and present. Ten bridges are highlighted – spread along the River’s 410 mile waterway. Many of these bridges share a common story of evolution from ferry crossing, to […]

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1812: Star Spangled Nation

Commemorating the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 March 20 – June 29, 2014 An exhibition by members of the American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA) As part of the 200th anniversary of the British Raid on Essex, the Connecticut […]

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Reflections: 40 Years Along the River

July 11th – October 13th, 2014 The Connecticut River Museum was founded in 1974, making 2014 its 40th anniversary. We are celebrating with an exhibit on the 3rd floor titled, Reflections: 40 Years Along the River, which gives visitors and members a […]

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INVADERS: They come by Air, Land and Water

April 1st-October 10th, 2016 INVADERS! Page The Museum’s latest exhibit Invaders: They come by Air, Land, and Water! focuses on the impact that various invasive plant and animal species have had on the Connecticut River and its environs. Featuring artwork […]

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Connecticut’s Founding Fish

Ongoing through July 31st, 2017 Bony but delicious, American Shad have traditionally been the focus of one of the largest fisheries on the Connecticut River, with a history extending back to the Native Americans. Fishing gear, fine art, an Earl […]

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From Field to Frame

On view: March 17 – May 6, 2018 Michael DiGiorgio is a nationally recognized artist currently living in Madison, CT whose paintings and drawings are featured in a variety of nature books and journals. Committed to painting from life, Mike […]

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Beauty in the Natural World

Harbors of Refuge: Beauty in the Natural World, an exhibition of the photography of Stanley M. Kolber The exhibition will feature Stanley’s bird images, many of local birds, and images from a Series entitled Water Forms, shot on various waterways, […]

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