Less than thirty minutes from Shelton, CT, there is a fascinating place that keeps visitors entertained for hours. It's known as the New Haven Museum and it dates back to 1862. According to the museum's website, their mission from the beginning has been to collect, preserve, and share materials which document the history of the greater New Haven area. Exhibitions frequently change and those on display through the winter near The Mark Apartments include:
From Clocks to Lollipops: Made in New Haven
From the colonial times to the present day, New Haven area residents have worked hard to produce a variety of goods including clocks, candy, corsets, firearms, carriages, and automobile parts. The museum states that many of the city's factories served as a national and international market, while the harbor was an important avenue when it came to bringing in coal, cotton, metals, and other raw materials. The exhibit displays more than one hundred objects, photographs, advertisements, and trade cards.
Form and Function: Decorative Arts From the Collection
The museum is currently celebrating their 150th anniversary and this exhibit highlights a small selection from their collection of design and decorative arts. Items include baroque furniture, colonial furniture, paintings, and silver.
As you explore the Road Trip! exhibit, you will step back in time and see photographs by photographer Richard Longstreth. He was known for captivating the iconic designs of motels, diners, and roadside attractions that thrived on the country's back roads, before the building of the interstate highway. The display also features memorabilia and vintage souvenirs from across the United States.
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