BRISTOL - The Bristol Marketing Committee has provided funding to support â€śMuseum Magicâ€ť open house events and activities at local museums for Connecticut Open House Day June 9.
There will be free admission to six of the cityâ€™s museums.
The New England Carousel Museum, located at 95 Riverside Ave., is offering free admission from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors can see antique wooden, hand-carved carousel art, take a ride on a working carousel and watch restoration artists in action.
The Bristol Historical Society, located at 98 Summer St., invites guests to see the â€śMagic of the Past.â€ť The General Store will be open, letting guests step back in time and see items from 1860 to 1960.
The Memorial Military Museum, located at the Bristol Historical Society building, will have its exhibit, â€śOVER HERE, OVER THERE: Bristol in World War Iâ€ť in the Jack Denehy Gallery from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center, located at One Pleasant Street, will have a program on â€śThe Magic of Cookingâ€ť from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission will be offered to the first 100 guests who can then view cooking demos by special guest chefs.
The Barnes Nature Center will showcase the â€śMagic of Nature.â€ť The Nature Center at 175 Shrub Road will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., free of charge, and the special activities in honor of Museum Magic will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The American Clock & Watch Museum, at 100 Maple St., will show visitors the â€śMagic of Watch Makingâ€ť from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.