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Museum Events

The Housatonic Museum of Art sponsors events throughout the year. Many of these events are in collaboration with other organizations. Most events are free and open to the public.

Housatonic Museum of Art Presents Murder Amongst the Mateys

Join us for a murder-mystery cocktail party and fundraiser.

 

Murder Eventbrite Postcard


Limited tickets are availabe. September 29, 2017 from 7:30-10PM. Tickets available by clicking on the tickets button below.



Click here to order tickets






True Treasure Tales & Legends of Bridgeport

True Treasure Tales & Legends of Bridgeport with author Michael Bielawa

 

Michael BielawaAward-winning author and historian Michael Bielawa, an authority on New England legends and folklore, will deliver two lectures at the Housatonic Museum of Art in connection with its newest pirate-inspired exhibition, Scrolls.

 

On Tuesday, September 19th at 7pm, Bielawa will deliver a fascinating lecture entitled, “Pirates, Buccaneers and Mooncussers of the Connecticut Coast.”  While the Connecticut shore might seem far removed from the palm trees and turquoise bays associated with buccaneers, in reality, Long Island Sound was a hive of 17th and 18th century pirate villainy. Join author Michael Bielawa for a fascinating examination of some of history's most infamous freebooters who visited and may have buried treasure right here in Connecticut.

 

In his lecture “True Treasure Tales & Legends of Bridgeport” Bielawa will astonish the audience with tales of the shocking criminal underbelly of Connecticut’s largest city.  From pirates to gangsters to a forgotten treasure map, Michael Bielawa will share his original research highlighting some of Bridgeport's mysterious lost caches!  The lecture will take place on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 7pm.

 

Both lectures will take place in BEACON HALL, RM 145, located on the campus of Housatonic Community College, 900 Lafayette Blvd, Bridgeport, CT.

 

Murder Amongst the Mateys

Join us for a murder-mystery cocktail party and fundraiser.

Murder Eventbrite Postcard


Limited tickets are availabe. September 29, 2017 from 7:30-10PM. Tickets available by clicking on the tickets button below.

Click here to order tickets







True Treasure Tales & Legends of Bridgeport

True Treasure Tales & Legends of Bridgeport with author Michael Bielawa

 

Michael BielawaAward-winning author and historian Michael Bielawa, an authority on New England legends and folklore, will deliver two lectures at the Housatonic Museum of Art in connection with its newest pirate-inspired exhibition, Scrolls.

 

On Tuesday, September 19th at 7pm, Bielawa will deliver a fascinating lecture entitled, “Pirates, Buccaneers and Mooncussers of the Connecticut Coast.”  While the Connecticut shore might seem far removed from the palm trees and turquoise bays associated with buccaneers, in reality, Long Island Sound was a hive of 17th and 18th century pirate villainy. Join author Michael Bielawa for a fascinating examination of some of history's most infamous freebooters who visited and may have buried treasure right here in Connecticut.

 

In his lecture “True Treasure Tales & Legends of Bridgeport” Bielawa will astonish the audience with tales of the shocking criminal underbelly of Connecticut’s largest city.  From pirates to gangsters to a forgotten treasure map, Michael Bielawa will share his original research highlighting some of Bridgeport's mysterious lost caches!  The lecture will take place on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 7pm.

 

Both lectures will take place in the museum’s Burt Chernow Galleries, located on the campus of Housatonic Community College, 900 Lafayette Blvd, Bridgeport, CT.