Posts Tagged ‘ Barnes Museum ’

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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Top it off: Barnes gets new roof

August 3, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Reporter After 175 years of standing up to weather and wear, the roof at the Barnes Museum is currently being replaced. “It’s a good feeling to know that they are up there,” said curator Marie Secondo. “The roof is looking great.” The homestead was built in 1836 and was home to…

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