Purpose and Prestige in Public & Private Gardens 1650-1950

St. Michael's Parish Hall (map)

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Garden Club & Historical Society member, Vivian Knussi, presents a talk that will focus on the goals of key garden designers from the Renaissance Period in Italy, France & England as well as America’s own visionaries working on the East Coast during the 19th century.

Ms. Knussi is an Art Historian who specializes in American Art and Photography. She is a professor at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Ms. Knussi has also assembled a number of collections for corporate clients, focused mainly on Contemporary American Art. Garden design has long been an interest for Ms. Knussi.

Connecticut 169 Club - Presentation by author Marty Podskoch

The Neary Ballroom (map)

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Join the Naugatuck Historical Society for a FREE presentation and book signing by author and historian Marty Podskoch.

Mr. Podskoch will discuss his new book, The Connecticut 169 Club: Your Passport and Guide to Exploring Connecticut, which encourages travelers to visit all of the unique towns and villages in our beautiful state.

Marty tasked someone from each municipality to write a short description highlighting their town’s location, history, and interesting places to visit. The chapter on Naugatuck was written by Naugatuck Historical Society’s own Bridget Mariano & Sandra Clark! The book has a space for travelers to journal about their experiences and a place to get the book stamped or signed by a resident or business.

The nearly 400-page, hardcover book will be for sale at the event ($24.95) and Mr. Podskoch will be available for a book signing. All are welcome to attend.

Historic Naugatuck Walking Tours

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Enjoy a guided walking tour through Naugatuck's Historic Downtown with the Naugatuck Historical Society!  Learn about the people, places and events that shaped Naugatuck.

 The tour is approximately 1 hour and departs from Naugatuck Historical Society, 171 Church Street at 11:00 am, on the second Saturday of each month, from April to September, weather permitting.

The tour is free for members of the Society, $5 for non-members, or $15 for a family.

It is a walking tour, if special accommodations need to be made, please contact the museum at (203)729-9039 or naugatuckhistory@att.net so that we can make sure we can take care of you.

Historic Naugatuck Walking Tours

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Enjoy a guided walking tour through Naugatuck's Historic Downtown with the Naugatuck Historical Society!  Learn about the people, places and events that shaped Naugatuck.

 The tour is approximately 1 hour and departs from Naugatuck Historical Society, 171 Church Street at 11:00 am, on the second Saturday of each month, from June to September, weather permitting.

The tour is free for members of the Society, $5 for non-members, or $15 for a family.

It is a walking tour, if special accommodations need to be made, please contact the museum at (203)729-9039 or naugatuckhistory@att.net so that we can make sure we can take care of you.