New London County Historical Society, Inc.

11 Blinman Street, New London, CT 06320

Phone: 860-443-1209

2305, 2011

Shaw Mansion to Participate in Blue Star Museums

By |May 23rd, 2011|Events Blog, New News|Comments Off on Shaw Mansion to Participate in Blue Star Museums

The New London County Historical Society is one of more than 1,300 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer 
NEW LONDON, CT – Today New London County Historical Society announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and more than 1,300 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2011. Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families. The complete list of participating museums is available at www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.

 In welcoming local military personnel, Historical Society president Deborah Donovan stated, “The Shaw Mansion is particularly connected to the local Navy and Coast Guard facilities as it served as the Naval Headquarters for Connecticut during the American Revolution. We can tell the story of state navies and privateers and their role in the Revolution with objects you can find nowhere else.” For examples she noted the Shaw Flag — a rare American Flag from the American Revolution — and treasures captured as prizes by Shaw privateers, including a Goddard tea table and silver service intended for […]

505, 2011

Checkhov’s “The Cherry Orchard”

By |May 5th, 2011|Events Blog, New News|Comments Off on Checkhov’s “The Cherry Orchard”

Anton Checkhov’s, “The Cherry Orchard” will be the next “parlor theatre” play presented at the Shaw Mansion. A production of Flock Theatre, preview performances are being offered 10, 11, and 12 May, with the official show opening scheduled for 13 May at 7pm. Evening performances continue at 7pm on the 14th, and 15th, and then each evening from the 17th to the 22nd. Matinee shows are available at 2pm on the 14th, 15, and 21st.

Tickets start at $25, with a discounted price of $20 for the preview performances. Call Flock Theatre for tickets at 860.443.3119.

A special dinner theatre performance is scheduled for Thursday 19 May as a fund-raising event for the Historical Society and Flock Theatre. Dinner at Dev’s on Bank, plus the show, plus coffee and dessert at Dev’s during the intermission AND a donation for two of your favorite organizations costs $75 per ticket! For menu choices and reservations please call Flock Theatre at 860.443.3119.