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Wool Day's at Sturbridge Village

Discover how New Englanders reared sheep for their wool in the 1830s at Old Sturbridge Village’s annual sheep shearing festival – Wool Days – on Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-27. Welcome our spring lambs and see the adult sheep get their annual “haircut.” Throughout the weekend, farmers perform sheep shearing, while experts show off the sheep herding skills of border collies. Costumed historians will demonstrate the entire wool textile process, from scouring and carding the wool to spinning, and then knitting the hand-spun wool yarn. Visitors can even try their skill at hand-carding the wool.
Dates: 
05/25/2019
05/26/2019
05/27/2019
9:30 am to 5:00 pm
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Location:

1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Sturbridge, MA, 01566
United States

Phone:

(508) 347-3362

Decoration Day at Mystic Seaport

In the morning, visitors are invited to the Fishtown Chapel to witness the memorials laid for local Civil War soldiers. At midday, amid the tolling of steeple bells, all are welcome inside the Greenmanville Church for a brief service complete with sermon and hymns. A colour guard leads everyone to the waterfront, where wreaths are laid for the artillery and the infantry. As the procession reaches the end of Middle Wharf, a bugler aboard the Charles W. Morgan begins “Taps,” which concludes with a wreath-laying for the navy and a three-gun salute from the Joseph Conrad. Every participant, staff and visitor alike, is then offered a flower to strew upon the river in memory of their own lost soldiers from any century.
Dates: 
05/27/2019
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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Location:

75 Greenmanville Ave.
Mystic, CT, 06355
United States

Phone:

860-572-5322

The New Haven Symphony presents Movies, Movies, Movies!

Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Wars… Pops Conductor Chelsea Tipton leads the NHSO in award-winning soundtracks from the silver screen.
Dates: 
05/19/2019
May 18, 2019 • 2:30 pm May 19, 2019 • 3:00 pm
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Location:

4 Hamilton Street
New Haven, CT, 06511
United States

Phone:

1 203-865-0831 Ext 20

Viking Days at Mystic Seaport

On June 1-2, the Mystic Seaport Museum will be transformed in celebration of Viking culture.
Dates: 
06/01/2019
06/02/2019
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Location:

75 Greenmanville Ave.
Mystic, CT, 06355
United States

Phone:

860-572-0711

Memorial Day Weekend at Shore Line Trolley Museum

Join us for our Season Opening! We’re open for the summer and would love for you to join us! Our daily operations run Tuesday through Sunday with the first Trolley and Tour at 11AM and the last at 4PM. As a special preview, we are open this weekend and Memorial Day with a special honor to our Veterans who can ride free all Memorial Day Weekend when presenting a valid military ID.
Dates: 
05/25/2019
05/26/2019
05/27/2019
11 am - 4 pm
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Location:

17 River Street
East Haven , CT, 06512
United States

Phone:

(203) 467-6927

Annual Strawberry Festival at the Brookfield Museum

Brookfield Museum will host their annual Strawberry Festival. Homemade strawberry shortcake and soft drink beverages will be sold to the public. Your family will also enjoy great music and other activities!
Dates: 
05/26/2019
12:30 pm - 3 pm
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Location:

165 Whisconier Road
Brookfield, CT, 06804
United States

Phone:

203-740-8140