Tag Archives: Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop

Looks Alive

You could say the south room of the Eli Whitney barn, located across the street from the famous Whitney museum and workshop that owns it, is “lived-in.” Sawdust marks the spots where file, rasp, radial blade, chainsaw, orbital…

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This Week in New Haven (November 24 – 30)

Mr. Gilbert's Railroad at Eli Whitney Museum

Stuff happens, especially in the days to come. Two face-stuffing traditions preoccupy New Haveners in the beginning and middle of the week, with a…

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Crushing It

A print on a wall at the bottom of a staircase. An antique rifle kept racked behind glass. A milling machine thought to be the oldest in America. A plaque hanging inside a white-slatted house. An interior wall that looks …

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Meet the Challenge

"Audubon Would Knot Approve"

If Leonardo da Vinci were alive now, he would’ve blown out 562 candles earlier this month, probably using some elegant, ingenious contraption to do it.

Instead, every year around this time, the Eli Whitney…

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This Week in New Haven (April 21 – 27)

Face-painted kids at Cherry Blossom Festival

The city hits an impressive stride this week with four of its annual keystone cultural events happening in as many days. The first of them is distinctively artisanal and intellectual; the…

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Gifts Hop

Museum Gift Shops

In museum-heavy New Haven, museum gift shops are a given. And if you’re a-givin’? They’re a gift.

Donna Wardle, overseer of the New Haven Museum’s small but scrappy gift shop, says its…

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This Week in New Haven (January 13 – 19)

Former Senator Richard Lugar

Yale returns to full form this week with a talk by a misunderstood former U.S. senator, plus a dystopian dramatic offering and a slate of events related to Martin…

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Enlightened by Eli

Bill Brown, The Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop

Bill Brown is joining time, space, bits of woods and New Haven history before a room of field-tripping fourth graders. …

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