September CT at Work Programs in SECT

A statewide initiative, CT at Work, is sponsored by CT Humanities to engage Connecticut residents in an in-depth exploration of work. The year-long conversation about the past, present and future of work life in CT. Centered on The Way We Worked, an exhibition created by the Smithsonian Institution that traces the history of work life in America. Based on images from the National Archives, the exhibition will make six-week stops at venues in seven towns: New Haven, Torrington, Hartford, Waterbury, Coventry, Stamford and Groton.

In Groton, the exhibit will be on view at the Library from November 8 through December 21, 2014.Each region hosting the exhibition will feature book discussions, author talks, films, music, community conversations, local history, art, photo essays, storytelling, walking tours, oral histories, poetry, theater, gallery talks and exhibitions that relate to the past, present and future of work particular to each region. For a full schedule of regional programs, visit

The CT Industry Mural is at the Slater Museum’s Atrium September 2 through October 31, 2014. Artist Michael Borders’ 30-year quest produced eight monumental image panels, one for each of Connecticut’s counties. Each is a work of art telling the story of that region’s industrial history.

“Architecture in a Traitor’s Footsteps” Walking Trail Tour (The Benedict Arnold Walking Trail), Sponsored by the Norwich Historical Society (Part of the Second Saturday Walking Tours in Norwich). Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.   Free. Tour begins at Leffingwell House Museum, Norwich
“Building Bridges to Employment: A Panel Discussion” sponsored by Community Solutions Inc. as part of the Job Developer’s Leadership Network. September 16th from 1pm to 3pm at the Dime Bank Community Room, Salem Turnpike, Norwich CT. Free and open to the public.
A Dirty Life by Kristin Kimball, Public Library of New London, September 16 @ 5:30 PM
“Latin Views 2014” at the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art, Branford House Mansion, University of UCONN Avery Point. Organized by the Latin Network for the Visual Arts in Gales Ferry. Showcasing more than 70 pieces of contemporary fine art from the Latin World by 43 artists representing 18 countries. More than 1,000 students from southeastern CT take part in guided tours of the exhibition as part of school programs. Exhibit runs September 19 through October 31, 2014.
“336th Birthday of New London’s Original Jack-of-all-trades- Joshua Hempstead (b. 1678)” at the Hempsted Houses. Sunday, September 21st from 1 to 4pm. Join the celebration and try your hand at the skills he relished. Carve a gravestone, learn how to fire an 18th c. gun, write with a professional calligrapher, start a fire with flint and steel, and more. Suggested donation is $5/person or $10/family.
“Tour the Leffingwell House Museum” by Society of the Founders of Norwich, CT. See the evolution of a two-room 1675 settler’s house into a successful merchant’s home in the late 1700’s. Many artifacts from early businesses in the Norwich area are on view. Tours September and October. $5 Tour included. Leffingwell House Museum

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