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CT Open House Day The Historical Society is once again participating in the Connecticut Office of Tourism's 10th annual CT Open House Day with free admission and a free Collage Workshop led by artist Carol Nipomnich Dixon. Open to all ages, the workshop will focus on creating two-dimensional collages crafted from papers, fabrics, photographs, found objects and natural materials such as dried grasses, twigs, leaves or petals. All materials will be provided, but you may also bring copies of favorite photos, newspaper articles or other items. Whether you plan to create a work of art that is a personal expression, a representation of a historical or family event, or an imaginary vision, Ms. Dixon will provide guidance on how to juxtapose color, texture and imagery to transform your materials into a distinctly new and personal visual statement. The 10th annual CT Open House Day is a statewide event designed to showcase Connecticut's diverse offerings of history, art and tourism. Bring family and friends to visit Bush-Holley Historic Site! Support the arts and history in your own backyard by acting as a Connecticut cultural ambassador on this day designed to celebrate Connecticut's cultural treasures. Saturday, June 14, 2014 Storehouse Gallery open noon to 4:00 pm. Docent-led tours of Bush-Holley House: 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Collage Workshop will take place in the Vanderbilt Education Center from noon to 2:00 pm. All ages are welcome. Admission, including the Collage Workshop, is free to all.