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40 years of Barnes to be celebrated at Hospitality Night

November 28, 2014
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SO Barnes Museum Marie Secondo

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Barnes Museum first opened its doors to the public during Hospitality Night in 1974. This year’s Downtown Merchants Association Hospitality Night on Friday, Dec. 5 will mark the 40th anniversary of the old Barnes family home being a museum. “Bradley knew what he had acquired was a vast amount…

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Crowds attend Taste of Southington at Barnes Museum

August 15, 2014
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By Tammi Naudus
Amelia and Michael Andronowitz enjoy a slice of pizza during the annual Taste of Southington at the Barnes Museum.
A dozen restaurants served food to close to 2,000 attendees during the event.

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Crowds of people descended on the Barnes Museum recently to enjoy the Taste of Southington. A dozen restaurants including C.C. Carvers, Christina’s Gourmet Cookies, Cork &  Brew, Machiavelli’s, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Napoli Café Deli, Namaste India, Paul Gregory’s Bistro, Saints Restaurant & Catering, Salsa’s Southwest Grill, Sixpence Pie Company and…

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Taste of Southington to return for another helping

August 1, 2014
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The Taste of Southington always brings out a crowd.

The annual Taste of Southington is set to return for another helping. Now in its thirteenth year, the event is held on the grounds of the Barnes Museum. The event is sponsored by TD Bank and begins at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, August 6. “People have considered this another annual event that they attend,” Barnes…

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Barnes Museum displays Valentines

February 14, 2014
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By Tammi Naudus
The Barnes Museum is showcasing some of the Valentine cards that the Barnes family received over the years.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer From red heart cutouts and cupids to hand-written poems to images of red roses, the Barnes Museum has displayed a variety of different Valentine’s cards throughout the month of February, featuring many of the original embossed stamped and postmarked envelopes that date back to as early as 1855. These Victorian…

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Barnes decorated for the holidays

December 6, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco
Barnes Museum Curator Marie Secondo showcases one of the many Christmas trees at the Barnes Museum.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Magic lanterns, ice skates, ferris wheels and tool chests were just a few of the Barnes’ family favorite things they received as Christmas gifts. This year the Barnes Museum will feature these antique items, as well as other gifts during the 31st Annual Open House on Friday, Dec. 6 from…

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Food, music at Taste of Southington

August 16, 2013
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By Tammi Naudus
Saint’s famous chili dogs were available at the Taste of Southington.

By Lissa Capobianco Staff Writer The 12th annual Taste of Southington event brought a piece of the town’s history to life on the grounds of the Barnes Museum, along with food and live music. More than a dozen restaurants from town stood outside the historical homestead, including CC Carvers Gourmet Sandwiches, Moe’s Southwest Grill and…

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Event to offer a Taste of Southington

August 1, 2013
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More than a dozen restaurants are ready for the Taste of Southington next week.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Barnes Museum has been gearing up for its 12th annual Taste of Southington, an event full of food, live music and a tour of the historical homestead which dates back to 1836. More than a dozen restaurants in Southington including Smokin’ With Chris, Moe’s Southwest Grill and Machiavelli’s will…

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Christmas time at the Barnes Museum

December 9, 2012
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Barnes Museum-Tree in Bradley's room decorated with an automobile theme

Visitors to the Barnes Museum can take a walk through yesteryear, thanks to the thousands of photographs that decorate the 14 Christmas trees situated throughout the home. The Barnes’ annual holiday display is open to the public beginning with Hospitality Night this past Friday. Barnes Curator Marie Secondo said the museum’s photo collection exceeded 10,000…

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Barnes Museum lights up for the holidays

December 7, 2012
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The dainty display in this room shows off the museum’s hat collection.  Photo by:  Tammi Naudus

By Ed Harris Editor Visitors to the Barnes Museum can take a walk through yesteryear, thanks to the thousands of photographs that decorate the 14 Christmas trees situated throughout the home. The Barnes’ annual holiday display is open to the public beginning with Hospitality Night festivities this evening. Barnes Curator Marie Secondo said the museum’s…

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Residents enjoy Taste of Southington

August 22, 2012
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By Tammi Knapik
Luke and Madison Saucier with their Nana Sally Dispenza.

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Residents swarmed the grounds of the Barnes Museum for the 11th annual Taste of Southington for a chance to sample foods from numerous local restaurants. The event has enjoyed a steady increase in popularity over the years, even as tough economic times limited the amount of funds available to maintain…

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