The Mattatuck Museum’s TGI Third Thursday on August 16, 2012 will feature Bristol native and French Canadian fiddler, Daniel Boucher et Ces Bons Amis (and his friends) from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 

Daniel Boucher, a dynamic young local musician, plays French Canadian fiddle tunes that he has learned from family and community in southern New England and Quebec. A fine singer and composer of traditional-style songs, Boucher has revitalized French Canadian folk music in his home state by organizing popular soirées and seasonal celebrations. Joining him is his father, Jules Boucher, on harmonica and button box accordion and Reynold Pellitier on guitar and fiddle.

This performance is in conjunction with the Museum’s exhibition, In the Shadow of Saint Anne’s: The Life of a Changing Community, on view until October 21, 2012. The exhibit examines the growth of a Waterbury neighborhood that once employed thousands of city residents in its large brass and button factories. Organized by Dr. Ruth Glasser, professor of urban studies at the University of Connecticut, Waterbury Campus, the exhibit tells the neighborhood’s story through the experiences of the French Canadians who settled and helped shape the neighborhood from the 1880s till the present.

TGI Third Thursday is a great way to meet up with friends, network with business associates and enjoy live music. To purchase tickets in advance, call Cathy Filippone at (203) 753-0381, ext 10 or visit, for more information and to register online. Admission is $7 for museum members, and $15 for non-members. Admission is free for individuals who join the museum or renew their membership on Third Thursday. This program is generously supported by the Connecticut Humanities Council.

Visit or call (203) 753-0381 for more information on all of the museum’s adult and children’s programs, events and exhibits. The Mattatuck Museum is a Blue Star Museum, which offers free admission to active duty personnel and their families through Labor Day.

The Mattatuck Museum is operated with support from the Department of Economic and Community Development/Connecticut Office of the Arts, and is a member of the Connecticut Art Trail, a group of sixteen world-class museums and historic sites ( Located at 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, the museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Free parking is located behind the building on Park Place.