February 10, 2019 | Meet the Author | Nick Bellantoni

posted Jan 15, 2019, 10:51 AM by Darien Historical News   [ updated Jan 15, 2019, 10:53 AM ]


The Long Journeys Home — The Repatriations of Henry ʻŌpūkahaʻia and Albert Afraid of Hawk 

Please join author Nick Bellantoni, Emeritus Connecticut State Archeologist, as he chronicles the intergenerational stories of two Native Americans who left their homelands and eventually died in Connecticut.

Reception, book sale and signing will follow the talk. This event is free and co-sponsored with Barrett Bookstore.

February 7, 2019 | Lecture & Reception | Drinking: A History

posted Jan 15, 2019, 9:48 AM by Darien Historical News   [ updated Jan 15, 2019, 10:53 AM ]


Join us as Georgia Dunn, a descendant of a British explorer who produced the first ginger beer in the New World, weaves colonial history, family lore and the culinary past to create a fascinating portrait of brewing and living in the Caribbean. 

Sample tasting and reception to follow. 

Registration required and seating is limited. Must be 21 or older to attend.
 

We look forward to seeing you there!

January 24, 2019 | Lecture | Intuition: The Art of Direct Carving

posted Jan 15, 2019, 9:46 AM by Darien Historical News   [ updated Jan 15, 2019, 9:50 AM ]


Please join Karen Lemmey, the Smithsonian American Art Museum's curator of sculpture, as she discusses this method and how Margaret Brassler Kane used it to produce one of her greatest works of art.

This program is co-sponsored with the Darien Library.

January 13, 2019 | Sunday Matinee Series | All Things Bakelite: The Age of Plastics

posted Jan 4, 2019, 2:12 PM by Darien Historical News   [ updated Jan 15, 2019, 10:08 AM ]



The Darien Historical Society presents the latest program in our Sunday Matinee Series.  

Please join Producer/Director John Maher, a former Darien resident, for his provocative biopic on the “father of modern plastics,” Leo Hendrik Baekeland, a chemist who made one of the most transformative discoveries of the 20th century. 

After the film, John will lead a discussion and answer questions. 

December 8, 2018 | Holiday Soirée

posted Nov 28, 2018, 6:46 AM by Darien Historical News   [ updated Dec 5, 2018, 8:15 AM ]

PLEASE JOIN US FOR A 

Holiday Soirée

  Saturday, December 8th 6-8:30 p.m.
The halls are decked and it's time to make merry and celebrate the holiday season in historical style.

In Conversation: Art Show and Fundraiser
The area's top artists respond to our latest sculpture exhibition, "About Time". A portion of the proceeds benefit the Darien Historical Society.

Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres served. $20 for members and $30 for non-members.

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December 7 & 12, 2018 | Historical Holidays for Kids

posted Nov 14, 2018, 11:40 AM by Darien Historical News   [ updated Nov 14, 2018, 11:53 AM ]

Historical Holidays for Kids WE MAKE HISTORY HANDS-ON FUN! Friday, December 7 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Shadows and Light -- Silhouette Artist Capture a precious moment
2018
* DARIEN HISTORICAL PRESENTS *
45 Old Kings Highway North, Darien, CT 06820

Historical Holidays for Kids

WE MAKE HISTORY HANDS-ON FUN!

December 2, 2018 | Meet the Author | James Mastich

posted Oct 31, 2018, 9:37 AM by Darien Historical News   [ updated Jan 15, 2019, 10:06 AM ]


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.

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