Saturday May 3 :: FOP Annual Meeting & Program

Where: Prudence Crandall Museum
When: Saturday May 3, 2014
Time: 10:00 am

Meeting will include a talk by Donald E. Williams author of the book
Prudence Crandall’s Legacy – The Fight for Equality in the 1830s, Dred Scott, and Brown v. Board of Education.”

Public is invited to attend.

Saturday May 3 :: Junior Docent Training Session

Youth ages 14 to 18 gain the skills to eventually lead tours of the Museum.

When: 1:00 to 4:00 pm.

Sunday May 18 :: Exhibit opening ::
“The Prudence Crandall Museum Celebrates 30 Years: 1984 – 2014” in recognition of the Museum’s 30th anniversary of opening to the public.

Where: Prudence Crandall Museum
When: Sunday May 3, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm Ribbon Cutting followed by Reception in the John Carter House.

Free Admission, the public is invited!

Saturday May 31 :: Adult Docent Training Session

Where: Prudence Crandall Museum
When: Saturday May 31, 2014

Time: 10:00 am to Noon – “Architectural Overview” with Ellen Wilson and Paul Santagata

Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm – “Introduction to the Story of Prudence Crandall”

Sunday June 1 :: 2nd Annual No Small Courage Lecture Series

Where: Prudence Crandall Museum, with Q&A session in Carter House following lecture
When: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm / Cost: $6 per person

“ ‘It is said she does not flinch’: Prudence Crandall, Susan Paul, and the Wide-Eyed Work of Antebellum Education.”

Lois Brown, professor of Professor of English and African American Studies, Wesleyan, and editor of “Memoir of James Jackson, the Attentive and Obedient Scholar by his Teacher, Susan Paul.”
(FOP Program)

Saturday June 7 :: Adult Docent Training Session

Where: Prudence Crandall Museum
When: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

– Morning session focuses on: African-American 19th century social condition & the Abolitionist Movement
– Afternoon session focuses on: Specifics on Being a Good Guide – How You Do It!

Saturday June 14 :: State’s Annual Open House Event!

Free Admission for Connecticut residents
Where: Prudence Crandall Museum
When: 10:00 am to 3:30 pm

“How Does Your Garden Grow” activity

When: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Visitors can plant sunflower seeds in a ceramic pot to take home to their own gardens.
(Supplies provided)

Saturday June 14 :: State’s Annual Open House Event!

Free Admission for Connecticut residents
Where: Prudence Crandall Museum
When: 10:00 am to 3:30 pm

“How Does Your Garden Grow” activity

When: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Visitors can plant sunflower seeds in a ceramic pot to take home to their own gardens.
(Supplies provided)
 

Sunday June 22 :: 2nd Annual No Small Courage Lecture Series:

“A Woman’s Place is in the (Repurposed) Home: Prudence Crandall and Women’s History.”
Jennifer Rycenga, professor of Comparative Religious Studies, San Jose State University, and Prudence Crandall biographer.
Cost: $6 per person
Where: Prudence Crandall Museum
When: 1:30 to 3:30 pm

Q&A continues in Carter House following lecture

(FOP Program)
 

Sunday July 13 :: Family Program :: Introduction to Stenciling

Cost: $7 per person includes museum admission and supplies
Where: Prudence Crandall Museum
When: 1:00 to 3:00 pm

 

 

Saturday July 19 :: Music at Twilight Concert

Judy Handler and Mark Levesque, present a concert of music from around the world.
Free Museum Admission during the concert. (FOP Program)
Where: On the Museum lawn (Rain Site – Canterbury Community Center)
When: 6:00 to 8:00 pm
(FOP Program)
 

Sunday August 3 :: Family Program :: Pierced Tin

Where: Prudence Crandall Museum
When: 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Fee: $7 per person includes museum admission and supplies.
 

Saturday August 30 :: 28th Prudence Crandall Day

– Free Admission
Where: Prudence Crandall Museum
When: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Celebrate Prudence’s 211th birthday and Connecticut Freedom Trail Month.
Food, period children’s games, music, crafts!
 

Saturday August 30 :: Performance in the Museum Barn

“Ray of Hope: Music and Stories of 19th Century African Americans and Abolitionists” with Alika Hope and Ramon Morant.
Where: The Barn at the Prudence Crandall Museum
When: 12:30 pm
 

Saturday September 20 :: Canterbury Historical Society’s Old Home Day

Where: On the First Congregational Church front lawn
Free Museum Admission
Also: FOP will have a table on the Church’s lawn while FOP members supervise children’s games on the Museum front lawn.
 

Friday – Saturday – Sunday October 10,11,12 :: “4 Seasons of Connecticut” art show and sale

Where: In the museum’s John Carter House (5 South Canterbury Rd) in Canterbury, CT
When: 10:00 am to 3:30 pm

Opening reception

When: Friday October 11 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Free to the public : RSVP.

Song Swap led by SING! ~ plus ~ Additional music on Mandolin and Guitar .

When: 1:00 – 3:00 pm

The Northeastern Connecticut Art Guild hosts “4 Seasons of Connecticut” art show and sale at the Prudence Crandall Museum’s John Carter House (5 South Canterbury Rd) in Canterbury, CT. The show will open on Friday, Oct. 10 and run through Sunday, Oct. 12, 10am to 3:30pm. An opening reception will be held on Friday from 5 to 7 pm and the public is invited. (RSVP please.) Song Swap led by SING! Will take place from 1 to 3pm each day. Bring your voices! Additional music on mandolin and guitar by Mark Chuoke, Joshua Cleaver and Mack Johnston.

Museum hours are 10am to 4pm daily, last ticket sold at 3:30pm. (There will be no admission fee to view the art show in the Carter House.) For additional information call the museum at 860-546-7800 / www.cultureandtourism.org .

 

Sunday October 12 :: “Uncovering the Truth of Connecticut’s Black Governors: The Archaeology of the Quash and Roswell Freeman Homestead” in Derby, CT.

Where: The Prudence Crandall Museum, 1 South Canterbury Rd, Canterbury CT.

Join Prof. Jerry Sawyer, Anthropology Department, Central Connecticut State University, for an illustrated talk on the work being done at the homestead in Derby owned at one time by Quash and Roswell Freeman, who were two of Connecticut’s 18th and 19th century Black Governors. Program included in regular museum admission. For additional information: 860-546-7800 / www.cultureandtourism.org or www.tlgv.org.

Program included in regular museum admission.
When: 2:00 to 3:30 pm
 

Sunday November 2 :: Annual Tea with Prudence and Sarah

When: 2:00 pm Performance – “They Called Me Lizzy… from Slavery to the White House”
The true life story of Elizabeth Keckly (1818-1907) best known as dressmaker to Mary Todd Lincoln.
A one-woman/one-hour drama by actress Stephanie Jackson.

Cost: $30.00 per person
Seatings at 12:30 and 3:30 pm
Pre-registration required as seating is limited.
(FOP Program)

 

Museum Closes for the Season on November 2, 2014.