Museum After Hours features carousel museum

Published on Wednesday, 22 March 2017 19:52
Written by The New England Carousel Museum


BRISTOL - The New England Carousel Museum will present a new series of Museum After Hours programs, held on the first Thursday of each month in 2017, with presentations, exhibition openings, artist talks and workshops.

Visitors to the museum at 95 Riverside Ave. are invited to join scholars and experts as they expound on their vast knowledge of the art and history of carousels, the carvers, the artists and your favorite carousels. Museum After Hours will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. with a wine and cheese reception taking place from 6: to 6:30 p.m. Admission to this series is included with general admission, and as always museum members are free.

The following Museum After Hours programs have been scheduled:

On April 6, visitors can learn all about Timothy Murphy and Savin Rock with Museum Subject Specialist Cate Mahoney. Tim Murphy created some of our favorite carousels at his shop in the Savin Rock district of West Haven. Participants will take a close look at some of his creations including the Light House Point Park and Lake Compounce carousels.

On May 4, the Bristol Adult Resource Center will have an exhibition opening reception. The exhibit features the artwork of members of the Bristol Adult Resource Center. Guests will be able to meet and greet the artists and be the first to purchase works of art before they go on sale to the general public.

On June 1, Mahoney will educate guests on “The Magnificent Carousels of CT.” Participants will explore Connecticut’s rich carousel history including the three antique wooden operating rides at the Bushnell Park Carousel, Lighthouse Point Park and Lake Compounce. In addition, Lake Quassy Amusement Park and Sound View Beach will be discussed.

For more information, call 860-585-511, email or visit

Posted in The Bristol Press, Arts, Bristol on Wednesday, 22 March 2017 19:52. Updated: Monday, 27 March 2017 12:39.