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Special Events & Programs

Program registration is processed on a first come first served basis. You may register by phone, (860) 677-9222, in person, by mail or online. Payment options are credit card, check, or cash. Your membership must be current at the time the program meets in order to receive the member discount. Museum staff reserves the right to cancel classes for insufficient enrollment. You will be notified at least three working days in advance if a program is cancelled. Cancellations with at least forty-eight hours notice will receive a refund.

A Harvest of Field and Stream

 Date: 8/7/2016
 Starting Time: 12:30:00 PM
 Ending Time: 3:30:00 PM

Learn from Costumed Historical Interpreter Dennis Picard what it took for our 18th-century ancestors to catch a brown trout or rid their fields of varmints for crop protection - and for the kitchen pot. European settlers followed in the footsteps of the Indigenous people by altering their landscape through agricultural practices. Hear about these changes and how they affected flora and fauna in the Farmington Valley. To demonstrate tools and techniques, Mr. Picard will have a fowling piece with all its accoutrements, hand-forged animal traps, hide boards, and handmade fishing gear with linen line.


Admission to the program is free. Drop in any time during the program duration.