Tag Archives: New Haven Museum

This Week in New Haven (January 16 – 22)

Martin Luther King Jr.

Aching remembrances of a hopeful figure, defiant responses in the face of despair and overdue acknowledgment of marginalized people…

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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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This Week in New Haven (November 14 – 20)

Supermoon over New Haven.

A “supermoon” meets Christmas tree stars and other nostalgic symbols, as local Thanksgiving-time traditions get a jump on the holiday season. …

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This Week in New Haven (October 17 – 23)

Psst. Spaces known for quiet—libraries, museums, art studios—turn up the volume. …

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This Week in New Haven (September 26 – October 2)

Escapade at Lyric Hall

Talk isn’t cheap—though it is free—during a week begun by speech and ended by agreeably seasonal affairs. …

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To Lay Out Fine Streets

Gain some insight into New Haven’s little green signs with these selections from Doris B. Townshend’s The Streets of New Haven: The Origin of Their Names.

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With Its Dignified New Name

Fair Haven before 1836

Learn how Fair Haven became Fair Haven in this excerpt from Doris B. Townshend’s Fair Haven: A Journey Through Time.

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Samuel Feels a Sting

Doris B. Townshend

Gain a glimpse into 18th-century New Haven with this excerpt from Townshend Heritage, a family and city history by Doris B. Townshend.

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History Repeated

Doris Townshend

In historian Doris B. Townshend’s last name, the silent “h” stands for history, literally. …

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Formative Experiences

At the end of a short passageway in the New Haven Museum, a school of origami boats hangs by thin strings at varying heights, as if suspended in animation. Each boat, symbolizing Syrian refugees fleeing for Europe, is pierced by …

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