May 2014

Gillette Castle, Once Home of ‘Sherlock Holmes’, Opens Season of Tours

11/26/14

Gillette Castle, Once Home of ‘Sherlock Holmes’, Opens Season of Tours

Gillette Castle, though technically closed for the season for tours, opens again for the holidays in dressed-up fashion.

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Whaling Ship Charles W. Morgan Arrives in Rhode Island; Historic Voyage’s First Leg

06/13/14

Whaling Ship Charles W. Morgan Arrives in Rhode Island; Historic Voyage’s First Leg

The last remaining wooden whaling ship left Mystic Seaport in May. Sunday it arrived in Newport, Rhode Island

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Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance Faire Brings Interactive Past to Ansonia

05/30/14

Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance Faire Brings Interactive Past to Ansonia

Ansonia's Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance Faire will take visitors on a once- upon-a-time journey on weekends from June 21 to July 6 at Warsaw Park in Ansonia.

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150th Anniversary of Battle of Cold Harbor: Connecticut Civil War Re-Enactor Puts It in Context

05/24/14

150th Anniversary of Battle of Cold Harbor: Connecticut Civil War Re-Enactor Puts It in Context

This weekend will bring the 150th anniversary commemoration of the horrific battle of Cold Harbor, which on its very first day led to the death of some 140 soldiers in the Connecticut Second Heavy Artillery. Most of the men came from Litchfield County towns.

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Whaling Ship Charles W. Morgan Sailing From Mystic on Historic Voyage

05/14/14

Whaling Ship Charles W. Morgan Sailing From Mystic on Historic Voyage

America’s once mighty whaling fleet used to number more than 2,700 vessels; today only the Charles W. Morgan remains. On Saturday, May 17, the whaleship, which was built and launched in 1841 and is owned by Mystic Seaport, will embark on a voyage for the first time in nearly 100 years.

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