Lockwood Mathews Mansion A Magnificent Victorian Holiday Exhibit

11/24/2017 to 01/07/2018

295 West Ave, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-838-9799.

The Mansion will also feature 21st-century-holiday design and lavish trees and seasonal displays by renowned interior designers, Victoria Vandamm of Vandamm Interiors and Kip O'Brien of Kip O'Brien Design, LLC, a full-service, residential interior design firm in Cos Cob, CT. Kip's successful career includes fashion advertising at Vogue, Town & Country, and Glamour magazines and a strong understanding of color, proportion, and texture. Decorative elements are donated by Diane James Home, www.dianejameshome.com. $12 Adults, $ 10 seniors, $8 children 8-18 years old, Free under 8 years old. 1-hour tour. Tours offered Wednesdays through Sundays at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. in April through early January.

Fairfield Museum Holiday Express Train Show

12/01/2017 to 01/07/2018

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

A Fairfield Museum holiday tradition! Kids and adults alike will delight in the magic of this wondrous display of model trains winding around beautiful holiday scenery. Hours Weekdays: Monday – Thursday, 10am – 1pm NEW! Open late on Fridays, 10am – 7pm Weekends: 10am – 4pm Vacation Week, December 26 – 28, 2017: 10am – 4pm Friday, December 29: 10am – 7pm Admission Fairfield Museum and History Center Members: Free. $5 Adults; $3 Seniors & Students (6-22); Children age 5 and you

Greenwich Historical Society An American Odyssey: The Jewish Experience in Greenwich

12/11/2017 to 04/15/2018

39 Strickland Rd, Cos Cob, CT

This exhibition will explore the history of the Jews of Greenwich within the broader context of the history of the town and the nation. Beginning with the question of why Jews chose to settle in Greenwich and how they gained an economic foothold, the exhibition will explore the experience of Jewish families living and working in Greenwich for more than a century. It will examine how they, like other immigrants, struggled with the pull to integrate into American society and yet also remain distinct. And it will look at how they, as well as other minorities in Greenwich, have contributed to the larger community despite experiencing periods of discrimination and restrictions on worship, employment and housing opportunities. Although the lion's share of the growth of Greenwich's Jewish community began in the 1960s (today about 11 percent of the population is Jewish), the tale really begins with the mass exodus of Jews from Eastern Europe to America between 1880 and 1920. The stories of those who sought to build new lives here–emblematic of larger historical themes–will be told through photographs, artifacts, archival documents, ephemera and first-person accounts. The exhibition will also explore the little-known fact that there were Jewish property owners in Greenwich as far back as Colonial times. An American Odyssey: The Jewish Experience in Greenwich will be curated by Dr. Ann Meyerson, a nationally recognized independent museum curator who most recently co-curated The First Jewish Americans: Freedom and Culture in the New World (October 28, 2016 to March 12, 2017) at the New-York Historical Society.

Pequot Library Exhibition

12/14/2017 to 02/04/2018

720 Pequot Ave., Southport, CT Phone: (203) 259-0346.

Experience the magical and memorable role holidays play in the lives of all readers, especially children, through Pequot Library's Special Collections exhibition of vintage postcards, holiday literature, and caroling music dating back to 1848. Come to the opening reception of Holiday Magic: Selections from the Children's Historical Collection on Thursday, December 14, 2017, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. where light hors d'oeuvres and wine will be served. Beginning at 7:00 p.m., join children's book author and Fulbright scholar Christine Pakkala, MFA, for a gallery tour and a discussion of literary heroines. The exhibition is on view through February 4, 2018 during regular Library hours.

Wilton Historical Society Colonial Kitchen Demonstrations

12/17/2017 to 01/14/2018

224 Danbury Road, New Canaan, CT

History is here! Adding another layer of experience to a visit to the Great Trains Holiday Exhibit at the Wilton Historical Society, Sunday afternoon visitors can immerse themselves in a typical Colonial task in the 1740 Betts Kitchen. Sisters Kate Gluckin and Sarah McCullough, both experts in Colonial domestic arts, will be demonstrating cutting, peeling and drying apples for a Marlborough Pie; grinding spices; sewing and embroidery; butter churning and dough kneading; wool carding and spinning and more from 1:00 – 3:00 on Sundays, December  17 and January 7 and 14. Kids can try their hand at these tasks, too! Please check website for details. No charge. All ages


12/19/2017 to 01/16/2018

720 Pequot Ave., Southport, CT

Dec. 19, Jan. 9 and 16. Fireside storytime for fathers and their kids (ages 3+) • Wear pajamas, dads can, too! • Hear some classic stories in conjunction with the Children's Historical Exhibition • Make popcorn in the fireplace Free and open to the public. No registration required.

Bartleet Arboretum Art Exhibit - "Inspired by Nature"

01/01/2018 to 02/11/2018

151 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT

From a series of etchings inspired by Isamu Noguchi's large rock sculpture in Storm King Art Center to delicate, linear flowers to abstractions of nature and plant life, Bittenbender explores the various facets of the natural world through two differing media – the intaglio print and photography.

Bruce Museum - Bruce Beginnings

01/02/2018 to 01/30/2018

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

January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 11:00 – 11:45 am and 1:00 – 1:45 pm Bruce Beginnings. Children, ages 2½ – 5, and their caregivers are encouraged to explore the Museum's collections and exhibitions through picture books and hands-on activities. This program is free with general admission but space is limited. See the Visitor Service desk upon arrival to the Museum. Topics will rotate between art and science: Patterned Pieces, Collecting Treasures, Little Artists, Birds of a Feather, US of A.

The Palace -Lauren Davidson


Stamford, CT

8 pm. Country Music Association Artist (CMA), Lauren Davidson, is a NYC/NJ based Singer-Songwriter with a unique and powerful voice. Performing professionally since the age of 10, Lauren is a seasoned Entertainer who's greatest joy is being on stage and sharing the music that she creates in collaboration with many of the finest Musicians working today. Lauren has made a name for herself on the Regional Country Music Scene where she has carved out a niche as an established Singer-Songwriter inspired by Artists of many different genres, including Rock, Pop and Contemporary Country. She has received praise from numerous Country Music Professionals, Colleagues, Music Media Outlets and Fans of the next wave of main-stream Country Music. Audio Fuzz Magazine emphatically stated that "Davidson brings about the same attitude as an early Patsy Cline or Linda Ronstadt; that I can do this myself attitude" and her second single "Loaded Gun" was exclusively featured on "The Boot" a well respected Online Country Music Magazine.

Antiquarius Holiday Boutique Greenwich Historical Society

01/05/2018 to 01/06/2018

19 Doubling Road, Greenwich, CT

Antiquarius Holiday Boutique December 5, 6pm-8:30pm December 6, 9am-6pm Location: Greenwich Country Club