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Washington, CT
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Inside, our museum exhibits allow visitors to travel through time—displaying astounding artifacts and presenting information on prehistoric to contemporary Native Americans. IAIS offers permanent, semi-permanent and temporary exhibits: these, along with our workshops, lectures, book discussions and various other offerings give visitors a reason to visit often. Open five days a week year-round, something exciting is always happening in these woodlands. It is a place of discovery...a place to return to. (This excerpt taken from the Institute for American Indian Studies website)
Go swimming and have a picnic at Mount Tom, then hike the trail to the stone lookout tower for some memorable views. (This excerpt taken from the Mount Tom State Park website)
In 1979, Bill and Judith Hopkins transformed their dairy farm into a vineyard, one of the first in what has become a thriving Connecticut industry. Since then, it has consistently produced award-winning whites, reds and sparkling wines. Hopkins Vineyard grows 11 varieties of grapes in a spectacular setting overlooking Lake Waramaug. (This excerpt taken from the Hopkins Vineyard website)
Scenically, few bodies of water in Connecticut can rival the picturesque setting of Lake Waramaug. When vivid fall foliage is mirrored in the unrippled lake surface, the park becomes a mecca for sightseers and photographers. (This excerpt taken from the Lake Waramaug State Park website)
An Environmental Education Center and Nature Museum located in the heart of the 4,000-acre White Memorial Foundation, in the hills of northwestern Connecticut (This excerpt taken from the White Memorial Conservation Center website)
Set in the picturesque Litchfield Hills in historic Woodbury's village center, the Glebe House is one of the earliest historic house museums in the nation. Its architecture, outstanding regional furniture collection and Gertrude Jekyll Garden combine to create one of the most authentic house museums in the region. (This excerpt taken from the Gelbe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden website)
Located in southern Litchfield County's Watertown, the beautifully landscaped course at Crestbrook Park is Connecticut's third highest ranked 18-hole municipal golf course by Golf Digest. (This excerpt taken from the Crestbrook Park Golf Course website)
The Tapping Reeve House and Litchfield Law School takes visitors on a journey through the 19th century life of a real student who came to Litchfield for an education at the Litchfield Law School or the Litchfield Female Academy. Through role-playing, hands-on areas, and interpretive exhibits, each visitor explores timeless issues of travel, communication, education, and community.  (This excerpt taken from the Tapping Reeve House & Litchfield Law School website)
The Watertown History Museum, formerly the Watertown Historical Society, was organized in 1945 with the objective of collecting local history. Through the years, members researched our shared history, including our schools, industries, and families. (This excerpt taken from the Watertown Historical Society Museum website)
The Litchfield History Museum exhibits the evolution of the town of Litchfield, CT from its settlement in 1719 to today. Through changing exhibits, artifacts and archives, as well as hands-on areas, visitors can explore the diverse history of the town. Litchfield was a bustling commercial,political, and educational center and is a case study for the evolution of New England towns following the Revolutionary War. The town’s history includes that of the center village, Bantam, East Litchfield, Milton, Northfield, and pre-1850s Morris. (This excerpt taken from the Litchfield History Museum website)
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