Visit the Mattatuck Museum for Second Sunday – Community Free Day
Visit the Mattatuck Museum on Sunday, February 9, 2014 for Second Sunday Community Free Day. The second Sunday of every month is always free admission from noon-5 p.m. All of the museum galleries and exhibitions are open to families and visitors of all ages with special family programming planned for the day.
In the age of taking your own “selfie” photo, making a self-portrait is still as popular as ever. At 1:00 p.m. families with children between the ages of 6 and 12 are invited to step away from the Smartphone and create their own “selfie” image using a variety of materials provided by the museum.
On the second Sunday of every month, explore the museum at no charge. Located in the heart of downtown Waterbury’s architectural district the Mattatuck Museum is a vibrant destination, known locally and regionally as a community-centered institution of American art and history. The Mattatuck hosts numerous changing exhibitions each year as well as a permanent collection, which features 300 years of work by American artists. Explore the region’s history through interactive displays in the history exhibit and examine the intriguing Button Gallery featuring 10,000 buttons from all over the world.
Visit www.MattatuckMuseum.org 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 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 (www.arttrail.org). 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.