June 2, 2012 Eli Whitney Barn Day
Music, Art, Exploring and Dance.
Eli Whitney constructed a magnificent barn to stable his Armory's draft animals in 1816. It remains an architectural treasure. On Saturday, June 2nd, The Eli Whitney Museum will celebrate this remarkable structure and its history with a festival of music, dance, craft and art. Fun for the whole family from 3pm – 9pm. Suggested donation: $10.
3 – 5 pm
• A Contra-dance for children with Bill Fischer and Mickey Koth.
• Making Oxen
• A tour of the Artist-in-Residence studio.
• Musto/Hooker dedication.
• Quilting demonstration & display by Willow Ann Sirch.
• Walks of the RWA grounds – Tom Hudak.
• Music for Young Ears: Robert Messore.
• A community picnic (bring your own.)
• Music by The Heath Sisters, Alice Anne Harwood & Robert Messore.
7 – 9 pm
• Contra Dance with Bill Fischer and the Fiddleheads.
Bill Fischer: contra dance caller, Music Director.
Eliza McLellan: Curator.
Karen Lenahan: for more information, 203.777.1833. firstname.lastname@example.org
The celebration will honor our partners in a year of restoration:
The State of CT, Dept of Economic & Community Development
Representatives Peter Villano, Cam Staples; Senator Joe Crisco, Senator Martin Looney
The Town of Hamden
Charney Architects, Nathan Pudlin, project manager
The CT Trust for Historic Preservation
Susan Clinard, artist-in-residence.
Ox Wing restoration: JA Rosa, principal restoration contractor and Brian Casey, Contractor
Eagle Scout Projects: Cameron Simpson, Ben Dringoli.