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Events: Museums

Family Fun Night: Native Bees and other Pollinators

Why are bees important? Many plants rely on their busy work in order to reproduce. Become acquainted with... View Event »

Faulkner’s Island Lighthouse

Exhibit chronicling the history of Guilford’s lighthouse and its keepers. Learn how the island got its name, listen... View Event »

Firearms of Famous People: From Target Shooters to Presidents

Extraordinary firearms and memorabilia owned by well-known politicians, presidents, and celebrities. The exhibit includes three presidential pistols, including... View Event »

Fishways Fundays: Get Ready, GROW!

What makes plants so special? How do they get from seed to flower to fruit? We will explore... View Event »

Fishways Fundays: Get Ready, GROW!

What makes plants so special? How do they get from seed to flower to fruit? We will explore... View Event »

From Warehouse to Landmark: A Personal Remembrance

On Wed. June 8, 2016, 11 a.m. at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, Norwalk Municipal Historian Ralph Bloom will... View Event »

Galaxy Dog

Conceived by the American Kennel Club as a charitable public-art initiative, DOGNY: America’s Tribute to Search and Rescue... View Event »

Grand Reopening of Harvard’s Glass Flowers Exhibition Gallery

Exquisite beauty. Unparalleled artistry. Amazing botanical detail. Closed since early November 2015, the internationally acclaimed Ware Collection of... View Event »

Hydrangea Festival

The Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival returns, celebrating the iconic plant that makes Cape Cod so stunning in July.... View Event »

Ice Cream Social

A clown, a mouse tale, music, magic and of course, plenty of ice cream will kick-off this cherished... View Event »

Kid Stuff: Children’s Items in the Museum Collection

Exhibit of children’s clothes, dolls, samplers, artwork, school exercises, and rewards of merit. Practice your cursive writing on... View Event »

Marine Life Exhibit at the Harvard Museum of Natural History

The centerpiece of the new Marine Life exhibition—a floor-to-ceiling recreation of life in New England’s coastal waters—will immerse... View Event »

Meet A Lighthouse Keeper

Chat with a costumed interpreter describing the life of a 19th-century lighthouse keeper at Faulkner’s Light. Admission also... View Event »

Modern Alchemy: The Art of Glass

Works by members of the Vermont Glass Guild will be on display in the spacious galleries of the... View Event »

Monochrome: Black & White Photography from the Permanent Collection

Black and white photography, also known as ‘monochrome’ photography, originated during the mid-nineteenth century and has pervaded to... View Event »

Natural Selections: Flora and the Arts

Natural Selections: Flora and the Arts, an exhibition at the Flynt Center of Early New England Life, explores... View Event »

Natural Threads

Heritage Museums & Gardens is hosting ten artists this year for Natural Threads, this year’s seasonal outdoor art... View Event »

Off to the Races! Horse Racing in Currier & Ives Prints

The Currier & Ives lithography firm, founded by Nathaniel Currier & James Merritt Ives, helped to document horse... View Event »

Photo-Secession: Painterly Masterworks of Turn-of-the-Century Photography

In 1902, a group of visionary photographers broke with convention and began exploring new techniques that would ultimately... View Event »

Portsmouth Fairy House Tour

The Friends of the South End Portsmouth Fairy House Tour–the world’s largest fairy house tour–takes place each fall... View Event »

Saturday Strolls

Docents tell a story of the Van Wickle/Mckee family, the original owners of this beautiful seaside garden estate.... View Event »

Small Worlds: Wassily Kandinsky’s Experiments in Printmaking

Wassily Kandinsky’s Kleine Welten (Small Worlds) portfolio exemplifies the artist’s abstract style, while also demonstrating his achievements with... View Event »

Stories and Seeds: Botanical Illustrations by Blanche Cybele Derby

An exhibition of illustrations created by former art teacher Blanche Cybele Derby celebrate the diverse plant life of... View Event »

Techniques of the 19th Century White Mountain Painters

Lauren Sansaricq, an artist working in the Hudson River School style will explore the 19th century White Mountain... View Event »

The Heritage Collection art exhibit

Celebrate the return of art and artifacts from Heritage’s collection of 12,000+ items in a fresh new display.... View Event »

The Heritage Museums & Gardens Annual Auto Show sponsored by Arbella Insurance Foundation

This family-friendly event highlights antique and classic automobiles, hot rods and custom cars in excellent original or restored... View Event »

The Scoop on Poop: The Science of What Animals Leave Behind

Based on the award-winning book by Dr. Wayne Lynch, The Scoop on Poop is a tactful blend of... View Event »

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