Greenwich Historical Society Program : Sympathy and Suspicion in WWI Greenwich--Kathleen Hulser


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

Kathleen Hulser: Sympathy and Suspicion in WWI Greenwich  Historian Kathleen Hulser will explore how World War I plunged small towns across the country into global affairs and how Greenwich, with its art colony connections in France, its captains of industry and its immigrant communities, was uniquely poised to be caught up in the march. In Greenwich, America's early declaration of neutrality did not translate to inaction, but manifested itself in debate, establishment of humanitarian enterprises and military preparedness initiatives. When war was declared, propaganda and the resulting suspicion and profiling of aliens became counterpoints to pep rallies and bond drives. With these influences and the changes that war brought to the daily lives of Greenwich  citizens, by the end of the conflict, residents came to see themselves as part of a new world order. Kathleen Hulser was public historian at the New York Historical Society from 1999 to 2011. Her current exhibition is The Volunteers: Americans Join World War I, 1914-1919, opening in October 2014 at the National World War I Museum. She teaches history and American studies at The New School and at Pace University in New York and creates public history and digital humanities projects.  Hulser attended McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where she studied philosophy and political science, and the Université de Strasbourg in France. After her BA, she earned an MA in American history at New York University. Thursday, October 9, 2014 7:00-8:00 pm followed by short Q Vanderbilt Education Center Members: $15; nonmembers: $20.

Bush Holley House Museum Kathleen Hulser: Sympathy and Suspicion in WWI Greenwich


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

7:00 – 8:00 pm followed by short Q&A session. Members $15; Nonmembers $20. Historian Kathleen Hulser will explore how World War I plunged small towns across the country into global affairs, and how Greenwich, with its art colony connections in France, its captains of industry and its immigrant communities, was uniquely poised to be caught up in the march.

Wilton Historical Society -Timeless Gatherings, a Standard Flower Show Presented by the Wilton Garden Club

10/09/2014 to 10/11/2014

224 Danbury Rd , Wilton, CT Phone: 203.762.7257.

Thursday, October 9, 1-5, Friday, October 10, 10-4, Saturday, October 11, 10-2 Almost 50 spectacular floral designs, hundreds of horticultural specimens and educational exhibits will be artfully displayed in the period rooms of the Wilton Historical Society. There will be a gala cocktail reception on Friday, October 10, 6-9, which is a fundraiser for the ongoing preservation of Wilton's Old Town Hall. $50 per person, all are welcome. Entrance fee includes a ticket for a daily drawing, and tea in the 1860 Abbott Barn. Admission $10.

Center for Contemporary Printmaking Holiday Cards on the Vandercook Press

10/10/2014 to 10/12/2014

299 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203) 899-7999.

Friday – Sunday, 10am – 2pm 3-day Weekend Workshop, limited to 6 $255 members, $280 non-members. Learn to print charming, handmade and personal holiday cards quickly and efficiently by using the Vandercook letterpress. After planning a design, carve it into multiple mounted linoleum blocks, proof it by hand to determine the colors, and then print as many as you need for your end-of-year cards. The Vandercook allows for detailed registration and fast printing, whether inked by the machine or by hand. This workshop will teach you how to take advantage of the power of a letterpress, while producing something that your family and friends will love!

Wilton Garden Club's "Festive Gala & Benefit"


224 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT Phone: 203.762.7257.

6 pm - 9 pm. There will be scrumptious hors d'oeuvres, wonderful wines and beers, live entertainment, interesting silent actions, and all the "Timeless Gathering" Flower Show exhibits will be open.

Stamford Center for the Arts Billy Ocean


61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT Phone: (203) 325-4466.

plus Post Show Meet & Greet International artist and Grammy Award Winner Billy Ocean performs his memorable hits.
Presented by V2 Promotions

The Discovery Museum and Planetarium - Hispanic Heritage Celebration


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

On Saturday 10-5 p.m. Hispanic Heritage Celebration.  Free.  Skype with NASA & Arecibo Observatory, Latino Science Hll f Fame , Soar Scopes, Music & Dance, Sound & Instrument Demos, Planetarium Shows, Children's Crafts. Call or visit the website for more information.

Bruce Museum - 33rd Annual Arts Festival

10/11/2014 to 10/12/2014

1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-0376.

Sat. & Sun.  10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year, 90 artists from across the country will be on the Museum grounds to show, sell and discuss their work.  Works in a variety of media will be on display and all are available for purchase, including  painting, mixed media, drawings and graphics, digital media, sculpture and photography. Live music, a tempting food court, and children's art activities provide family fun in a world-class festival atmosphere.  Festival entry is free for Bruce Museum members and all children under the age of five, $8.00 for all others. Entry fee includes Museum admission. Festival parking can be found in the Island Beach parking lot, on Steamboat Road, and on Museum Drive. The festival runs rain or shine. For more information visit

Fairfield Museum and History Center - If This House Could Talk Community Weekend & History Trail

10/11/2014 to 10/12/2014

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

Saturday, October 11 & Sunday, October 12, 12pm – 4pm. Meet your neighbors in this self-guided tour of homes and businesses. Signs throughout Fairfield lead participants to discover interesting facts and anecdotes Fairfielders have discovered in this community-wide research project.


Bartlett Arboretum Family Fun Fair


151 Brookdale Rd., Stamford, CT Phone: 203-322-6971.

11-3. Nature Explore Classroom Games, Seed Discovery, Pumpkin Carving, Face Painting For Adults: Good Gardening Practices:Pruning & Planting, Bee Keeping, Canning Demos. Hear The Kerry Boys! Connecticut State Troubadour (2007-2008), Pierce Campbell (pictured above) will be joined by Paul Neri on Banjo and Tony Pasqualoni on Bass performing Irish Celtic songs as they perform from 11:30-2:30. Rocca's Country Market will serve lunch during the Family Fun Fair! Hot Dogs & Hamburgers for Children will be $5.00. La Rocca's Adult menu: $10.00 Proceeds go to the Bartlett Arboretum.