December 2, 2018 | Lecture | Meet the Author James Mastich

posted Oct 31, 2018, 9:37 AM by Darien Historical News   [ updated ]


1,000 Books to Read Before You Die
A Life Changing List 

Please join author James Mastich as he discusses his new book, "1,000 Books to Read Before You Die:
A Life Changing List". A compulsively readable and enlightening book that ranges across cultures and time, Mustich’s eclectic volume is a celebration of reading — and of our literary and historical heritage.

This program is co-sponsored by the Darien Historical Society and Barrett Bookstore and will be held at the Society, 45 Old Kings Highway, Darien.

November 18, 2018 | Lecture | The First Draft of History

posted Oct 31, 2018, 9:37 AM by Darien Historical News   [ updated Oct 31, 2018, 9:37 AM ]


Typeset to Twitter 

Please join Mike McIntire, a Pulitzer Prize-winner and reporter for the New York Times as he talks about changes and trends in the news business during his 30-year career as an investigative journalist.


We look forward to seeing you there!

November 8, 2018 | Lecture | Cigarettes, Cellophane, and Sex

posted Oct 31, 2018, 9:33 AM by Darien Historical News   [ updated Oct 31, 2018, 9:33 AM ]



Art of the American Twenties 

Please join Robin Jaffee Frank, Director of Strategy and Vice Chair at Silvermine Arts Center; former Chief Curator at Wadsworth Atheneum and Curator at Yale University Art Gallery for this fascinating lecture.


We look forward to seeing you there!

October 29, 2018 | Children's Program | Spooky Stories To Tell in the Dark

posted Oct 29, 2018, 12:36 PM by Darien Historical News   [ updated Oct 29, 2018, 12:40 PM ]

Are you afraid of the dark? 

Join Librarians from the Darien Library from 6-6:30pm for a evening of bone-chilling stories at Darien Historical Society. 

We will share the stories on the front lawn of the Bates-Scofield House Museum so please dress warmly.  Don't forget to bring a blanket and flashlight.  This evening's stories will increase in spookiness as it gets darker. 

Light refreshments will be served. 

The Darien Historical Society is proud to co-sponsor this event with the Darien Library.  Families with children ages 7 and up. 

Registration required. Please visit www.darienlibrary.org for information or call the Library at 203.655.1234.

October 28, 2018 | Lecture | Beyond the Grave

posted Oct 12, 2018, 8:53 AM by Darien Historical News   [ updated Oct 13, 2018, 8:49 AM ]

Symbols and Artistry of Connecticut's Early Gravestones 

Please join us as we get into the Halloween spirit with a "ghoulishly good" lecture by William Hosley on the artists and motifs of early American gravestones.


We look forward to seeing you there!

October 7, 2018 | Annual Meeting & Lecture

posted Sep 18, 2018, 9:12 AM by Darien Historical News   [ updated Sep 18, 2018, 9:17 AM ]

Please join us for our annual meeting, lecture and reception beginning at 4pm. 

FEATURING 
Deluge: The Great Floods of 1955 
Torrential rains hit Connecticut in both August and October of 1955, causing the most devastating floods in the state's history. With Brent Colley, local historian and First Selectman of Sharon. 

BOARD CANDIDATES
Ashley Ghriskey
Laura Guaglianone
Jared Heuer
Al Miller
Joe Spain
Tere Stevens

RSVP: 203.655.9233 or ukremer@darienhistorical.org

September 23, 2018 | Lecture | Fix Your Bayonets

posted Sep 7, 2018, 10:18 AM by Darien Historical News   [ updated Sep 7, 2018, 10:20 AM ]


Please join us for the latest lecture in our Revolutionary Perspectives series on Sunday, September 23 at 3pm - "Fix Your Bayonets". 


We look forward to seeing you there!

Opening in October: "About Time: The Masterwork of Margaret Brassler Kane (1909-2006)"

posted Jul 12, 2018, 1:52 PM by Darien Historical News   [ updated Oct 12, 2018, 9:29 AM ]


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1x9UbcRQMXkudMBBfloRqLf58IJITlv33/view?usp=sharing

Mark your calendars! We are thrilled to announce our upcoming exhibit "About Time: The Masterwork of Margaret Brassler Kane (1909-2006)" which is set to run from October 19 to February 3, 2019.

This exhibit will feature the work of Margaret Brassler Kane, an award-winning artist whose work is on display at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and whose sculptures have been exhibited in the nation's most celebrated museums.

A founding member of the New York City-based Sculptors Guild, Brassler Kane's work touched on many subjects that still resonate strongly today and the exhibit's title encompasses many of the display's larger themes on gender, social justice and war.

"About Time" will also mark the first public display of Brassler Kane's masterpiece, a huge panel series carved in relief, that depicts epoch blocks of time.

You can read more about Brassler Kane and our exhibit here.

We look forward to seeing you.

Art In Connecticut -- The Impressionists and The WPA Muralists

posted May 1, 2018, 10:33 AM by Margaret McIntire   [ updated May 2, 2018, 7:51 AM by Darien Historical News ]

Hear about Impressionist artists who made Connecticut their home, and also local artists from the Works Progress Administration, during an art history lecture on Thursday, May 10 at 7 p.m. at the Darien Historical Society.

Presented by ArtScapades, an art appreciation series co-founded by New Canaan residents Robin Hoffman and Jodi Stiffelman, the talk will begin with an overview of how the Impressionism movement arrived in America and the formation of art colonies here. The work of three American Impressionists will be discussed: J. Alden Weir, Childe Hassam and John H. Twachtman.

The talk will also focus on the period during the Great Depression and the five Works Progress Administration artists whose works are installed in the area, including: Aruthur G. Hull, Robert Pallesen, John Steuart Curry, George Avison and Alexander J. Rummler.

Founded in 2010, Hoffman and Stiffelman co-founded ArtScapades after teaching art appreciation in the New Canaan public school system for over a decade. They have delivered dozens of lectures on art history in venues throughout the area, and have guided private museum tours in New York City. The lectures focus on each artist’s life and work, and also the characteristics of styles associated with each artist.

The cost of the program is $5 for members, $20 for non-members and $30 for non-members and a guest. Please register online here or you may call 203.655.9233 to register or for information.

Treasures of the Costume Collection 1740 - 1930

posted Apr 6, 2018, 10:17 AM by Darien Historical News   [ updated Apr 6, 2018, 10:26 AM ]


Objects of enchantment and delight are the inspiration for a stunning upcoming exhibit, “Treasures of the Costume Collection – 1740 – 1930” which opens with a Champagne Reception on Friday, April 27. 

Curated by Babs White, the Society’s esteemed Costume Curator for over 40 years, the exhibit will serve as a centerpiece for several lunch receptions and lectures throughout the spring. 

For members of the Costume Committee, a treasure may be a period piece in remarkably good condition for its age. It may express devotion to perfection by an Haute Couture designer, or have a unique human story connected to it. 

The exhibition represents the culmination of months of preparation and hard work by our dedicated and experienced volunteers, and we hope you’ll consider lending your support to their impressive efforts. 

Sponsors will be highlighted both at the exhibit itself, and in all publicity surrounding these popular events. We are offering sponsorships at the following levels: 


Benefactor: $1,000 Donation: Includes six complimentary ($50) tickets to the champagne reception, and special acknowledgement in the gallery and press materials. 

Patron: $500 Donation: Includes four complimentary tickets to the champagne reception, and special acknowledgement in the gallery and press materials. 

Sponsor: $200 Donation: Includes two complimentary tickets to the champagne reception and special acknowledgement in the gallery and press materials. 

Friend: $100 Donation: Includes one complimentary ticket to the champagne reception and special acknowledgement in the gallery and press materials. 

We hope that you will consider a sponsorship, and I look forward to seeing you at the opening on Friday April 27. 
 
With Best Regards, 

Maggie McIntire                                        Robert J. Pascal, Jr. 
Executive Director                                     President
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