Museum opens for season

Mansfield - posted May, 21 2013

MANSFIELD - The Mansfield Historical Society Museum will open for the season on Sunday, June 2, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. The event will showcase three new exhibits, including one that recalls life in the 1950s. Students of the Mansfield Academy of Dance will perform some 1950s inspired dance routines at 2:30 p.m. The event will also debut the Society’s new publication, "Mansfield’s First Citizen Speaker: The Honorable Shubael Conant, Esq." The author, Roberta K. Smith, will be available to sign copies. The 1950s exhibit features photographs and other memorabilia showing the town of Mansfield as it was during this decade. This was a period of great growth and change for the town, as it was for the nation. There is also a lovely collection of mid-nineteenth century paisley shawls on display, along with information about their history. The Old Town Hall building features a new exhibit about the village of Gurleyville. Last year’s exhibit on the Connecticut Soldier’s Orphans’ Home is also continued through fall. Following the opening, the Mansfield Historical Society Museum will be open every Saturday and Sunday, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., through the end of Sept. The museum is located at 954 Storrs Road (Route 195), across from the Altnaveigh Inn. Admission is $2 for adults; free for children and MHS members.

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