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The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry is one of America’s hidden treasures—a superb collection of over 3,500 puppets from all over the world; an archive of books, manuscripts, posters, drawings, audio-visual materials and photographs all covering the history of puppetry. It is also the new home of the Puppeteers of America’s Audio-Visual Collection: the largest collection of videotapes, films, and other media about puppetry in the United States.  (This excerpt taken from the Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry website)
Natural history collections are a library of physical and biological data that scientists and scholars use to better understand our world. At the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, collections are important educational tools that help us share research and scholarship with students and the general public. (This excerpt taken from the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History website)
The upcoming holiday season is the perfect time for a new curated list of in-home entertainment. Please enjoy our latest collection of digital/streaming recommendations for December.  (This excerpt taken from the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts website)
Skungamaug River Golf Club is beautifully conditioned, old time, traditional golf facility in Coventry, Connecticut. It is a shortish, challenging, sporty course that will require you to play every club in your bag. Our 18-hole facility features 5,785 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70.  (This excerpt taken from the Skungamaug River Golf Club website)
Bigelow Hollow State Park and the adjoining Nipmuck State Forest offer over 9,000 acres of recreation opportunities including miles of hiking trails, the 18 acre Bigelow Pond, and 300 acre Mashapaug Pond in Eastern Connecticut. (This excerpt taken from the Bigelow Hollow State Park website)
Enjoy an afternoon of fishing in Mansfield Hollow Lake or take in the water views from one of several trails in the park. (This excerpt taken from the Mansfield Hollow State Park website)
The Georgian-style home has remained virtually intact since its 1776 completion. It is furnished with Hale family possessions and other period antiques that were amassed by George Dudley Seymour, who purchased the Homestead in 1914. The 17-acre Homestead adjoins the 1500-acre Nathan Hale State Forest, where modern conveniences seem remote. (This excerpt taken from the Nathan Hale Homestead website)
Come experience the thrill of freefall at Connecticut Parachutists by doing a tandem skydive. We are one of the oldest running Skydiving Clubs in the US. Jump with one of our USPA certified tandem instructors who have years of experience. (This excerpt taken from the Connecticut Parachutists website)
The Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum is located off Bridge Street in downtown Willimantic, Connecticut, on the original site of the Columbia Junction Freight Yard. Our collection includes locomotives and rolling stock, as well as vintage railroad buildings and a six-stall roundhouse reconstructed on the original foundation. Visitors can receive a guided tour of the museum and kids of all ages can operate a replica 1850's-style pump car along a section of rail that once was part of the New Haven Railroad's "Air Line". (This excerpt taken from the Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum website)
Grassmere Country Club is a 9 Hole Public Golf Course located in Northern Connecticut. Beautifully manicured greens and fairways, rambling brooks and a hilly terrain afford the golfer a PGA feeling. Sand traps and natural grass bunkers present and type of golfer a challenging round.  (This excerpt taken from the Grassmere Country Club website)
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