Westport Country Playhouse Hosts Martin Luther King Day Celebration


25 Powers Court, Westport, CT 06880. Phone: 203-227-5137.

Interfaith Council of Westport and Weston, TEAM Westport, and Westport Country Playhouse Present Martin Luther King Day Celebration. Free and Open to Public in Westport. The tenth annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration, featuring keynote speaker Marilyn Ward Ford, the Neil Cogan Public Service Professor of Law at Quinnipiac University, will be on Sunday, January 17, at 3 p.m., at Westport Country Playhouse. Free-of-charge and open to the public, the celebration is presented by Interfaith Council of Westport and Weston, TEAM Westport, and Westport Country Playhouse. Seating is unreserved. Following the program, a reception will take place in the Playhouse lobby. As part of the afternoon program, excerpts from Dr. King's works will be read by students from Regional Center for the Arts in Trumbull. Choral music will be sung by the Staples High School Orphenians and the Serendipity Chorale.  

Discovery Museum & Planetarium Hosts Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


4450 Park Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06604. Phone: 203-372-3521.

On Monday, January 18, 2016 from 10AM to 5PM the Discovery Museum will host Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  A day of activities and family fun as we honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Planetarium Shows, Color and Light Science Demos, Children's Make and Takes, Crafts and More. 

Wilton Historical Society Martin's Big Words


224 Danbury Rd., Wilton, CT Phone: 203-762-7257.

11:00-12:00. Children of all ages are invited to storytime and a craft inspired by the life of Dr. Luther King.

Beardsley Zoo -Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


1875 Noble Ave, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-394-6565.

(9 am - 5 pm) -- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We honor the civil rights leader's life and achievements by offering $5.00 admission today.

Wilton Historical Society The Gilded Age: A Familiar but Ambiguous Label for a Period of Rapid Change


137 Old Ridgefield Rd, , Wilton, CT Phone: 203.762.7257.

Lecturer- Ann Greene 4:00 - 5:30 at the Brubeck Room, Wilton Library It is common to hear our current times described as the New Gilded Age, but what was it about the first Gilded Age that makes us say this? Are our ideas about the first Gilded Age even accurate? Is 'Gilded Age' a useful description of the late nineteenth century in the United States, or does this designation raise more questions than it answers? Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society will kick off its 8th season of scholarly lectures by delving into this question with the return of Ann Greene, a faculty member and administrator at the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of History and Sociology of Science. Ann has written a book on the energy history of 19th century America, called Horses at Work: Harnessing Power in Industrial America and specializes in Gilded Age environmental, technological and political history.

Fairfield Museum and History Center Handcrafted African American History


370 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-1598.

Monday, January 18, 11am. For families and children ages 5 +. Free. 11am: Storytelling with Lot Therrio. 12pm – 2pm: Craft Activity

Westport Historical Society Peace, Love & Understanding


25 Avery Place, Westport, CT Phone: 203-222-1424.

Westport Historical Society will celebrate Peace, Love & Understanding on Martin Luther King Day with a program on January 18 for children ages 6- 11. This happening takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will include baking, yoga and crafts. Make love beads, peace sign wreaths and folk art hearts. Learn about civil rights from Jeff Miller, formerly of the Department of Justice in the Civil Rights Division. Bring lunch. Snack provided. Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 18, 10 -2pm registration required, $45 for members, $55 for non members.

Bruce Museum Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Day


One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203.869.0376.

10 am - 4 pm . Fun, family activities for all ages and performances by Bright Star Theatre Company. Performances and activities are free with Museum admission and no registration is required. 11:00 am. George Washington Carver and Friends (best for ages 3-8) 1:00 pm. Struggle for Freedom: The Life of Dr. King (best for ages 8 and up)

Stratford Historical Society Pre-Schoolers Program: The Mitten Book


967 Academy Hill Rd., Stratford, CT 06615. Phone: 203-378-0630.

On January 21, 2016 from 10 to 11AM in the museum the Wee Explorers for pre-schoolers ages 3-5 will enjoy a program about winter with a book, The Mitten read plus two related hands on activities.  A take home coloring book of the mitten will be given to each child to take home.  An adult must accompany the child and remain with them for the duration of the program.  Cost $5 per session.  Call to register. 

Greenwich Historical Society Hosts Mary Silliman's War Film Screening--Cos Cob


39 Strickland Rd., Cos Cob, CT 06807. Phone: 203-869-6899 Ext. 10.

Mary Silliman's War Film Screening--Thursday, January 21, 2016 from 3 to 5PM in the Vanderbilt Education Center.   It is the fourth year of the American Revolution, and conflict is raging. Not only are Americans at war with the English, but they are at odds amongst themselves. Mary Silliman's town of Fairfield, Connecticut, and her own family are no exception. Her neighbors are divided between those still loyal to the King of England and those fighting for independence. Mary is in conflict with her husband Selleck, a fierce patriot and prominent state's attorney, for prosecuting old friends and neighbors and harshly applying revolutionary justice. She struggles through the war to manage a farm and its finances, entertain officers, and house refugees, but when Selleck is kidnapped and held for ransom, she is also required to set a dangerous plot in motion to win his freedom.
$10 members; $15 nonmembers. Popcorn and light refreshments will be served. Reservations are required.