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Elizabeth Park is on the national register of historic places. Elizabeth Park offers just over one hundred acres of formal gardens, green space, recreational facilities, walking loops, and the Pond House Café. Come enjoy the beauty of the gardens and grounds. Bring your camera! (This excerpt taken from the Elizabeth Park website)
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Bloomfield, CT
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Penwood State Park offers almost 800 acres of four-season fun just a short drive from the Capital City. (This excerpt taken from the Penwood State Park website)
Since its inception, the Artists Collective has trained thousands in all arts disciplines and has touched their lives and those of their families. Through its ongoing presentation of great artists of the African Diaspora, the Collective provides positive adult role models for a new generation of artists and former students who have achieved success in other professions.  (This excerpt taken from the The Artists Collective website)
Blue Fox Run was developed as an 18 hole golf course in the early 1970’s. Throughout the ensuing years, the golf course had undergone several name changes but has always been considered a staple in Farmington Valley where golfers of all levels enjoyed a blend of outstanding golf complimented by the scenic nature of the property . (This excerpt taken from the Blue Fox Run Golf Course website)
Take a trip back in time and technology with a visit to the Vintage radio and Communications Museum of Connecticut. Learn how communications technology has changed our lives. (This excerpt taken from the Vintage Radio & Communications Museum of Connecticut website)
The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center holds the largest collection of materials related to Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, the influential anti-slavery novel and 19th century best seller, and multiple other books. Decorative arts, works of art, furniture, memorabilia, rare manuscripts and print material, images and visual media –- 228,000 items — illustrate the lives and times of Stowe and her family. (This excerpt taken from the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center website)
The Mark Twain House & Museum has restored the author’s Hartford, Connecticut, home, where the author and his family lived from 1874 to 1891. Twain wrote his most important works during the years he lived there, including Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. In addition to providing tours of Twain’s restored home, a National Historic Landmark, the institution offers activities and educational programs that illuminate Twain’s literary legacy and provide information about his life and times. (This excerpt taken from the Mark Twain House & Museum website)
The Connecticut Valley Tobacco Historical Society operates a museum to preserve the history of cigar-tobacco agriculture in the Connecticut River Valley and educate future generations. (This excerpt taken from the Connecticut Valley Tobacco Museum website)
A private, nonprofit, educational organization established in 1825, the Connecticut Historical Society is the state’s official historical society and one of the oldest in the nation. Located at One Elizabeth Street in Hartford, the CHS houses a museum, library, and the Edgar F. Waterman Research Center that are open to the public and funded by private contributions. The CHS’s collection includes more than 4 million manuscripts, graphics, books, artifacts, and other historical materials accessible at our campus and on loan at other organizations. (This excerpt taken from the Connecticut Historical Society Museum & Library website)
The Children’s Museum in West Hartford, Connecticut offers hands-on fun with science and nature for younger children and families, school and community groups, and home schooled children. At the Museum and in classrooms throughout Connecticut, we encourage children to become creative thinkers and lifelong learners. Children engage in our interactive labs, workshops, multi-sensory exhibits and demonstrations, a live wildlife sanctuary, state-of-the art digital science dome planetarium shows and movies, vacation camps, sleepovers, birthday parties, scout activities, and special events. (This excerpt taken from the The Childrens Museum website)
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