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The New Haven Museum - 2012 Events
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Sunday, June 3, 2012
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The New Haven Museum is pleased to announce that the Pardee-Morris House, located at 325 Lighthouse Road, will open for the season on Sunday, June 3. The Pardee-Morris House, one of the oldest surviving historic structures in Connecticut, dates from about 1780. Built by Amos Morris around 1750, the house was burned by the British during their raid on New Haven in 1779 and was rebuilt by the Morris family. In 1915, William Pardee, a descendant of the Morris family, willed the property to the New Haven Colony Historical Society, today the New Haven Museum.
From 2-5 pm, there will be free family-friendly activities to celebrate the start of the season. Children will be able to plant herbs and learn more about how colonial gardens were used. Historic photos of the East Shore neighborhood will be on display, and children can complete a scavenger hunt inspired by the photos for prizes. Visitors will also be able to tour through the Pardee-Morris House.
The Pardee-Morris House will be open free of charge on Sundays from 12-5 pm through August 26, 2012. Look for special events at the House throughout the summer season.
The New Haven Museum, founded as the New Haven Colony Historical Society in 1862, is located in downtown New Haven at 114 Whitney Avenue. For more information, contact Michelle Cheng, Director of Education at (203) 562-4183 ext. 11 or
This is primarily an outdoor event and all children and families are welcome. The Pardee-Morris House is not handicapped accessible, but children will be able to participate in most of the activities.
The New Haven Museum will celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2012. Founded in 1862 as the New Haven Colony Historical Society, it was created by a group of leading New Haven citizens who feared the political and social upheavals that could occur with the outbreak of the Civil War. They were determined to preserve the history and traditions of the Greater New Haven region.
Today the New Haven Museum continues this tradition of preservation with a collection that includes folk, decorative and fine arts, an extensive photographic archive, and a unique manuscript collection. Its galleries, programs and library offer a wide range of opportunities for visitors and scholars. Located in downtown New Haven, the Museum uses long-term and special exhibitions, lectures, symposia, workshops and publications to bring over 350 years of New Haven history to children, family and adult visitors.
The New Haven Museum intends to provide an atmosphere that will: encourage an appreciation of the past; illuminate the present; and foster the making of informed decisions and creative contributions to the future.
Museum & Library Hours
Tuesday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday - 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Free 1st Sundays: 1-4 p.m. We are open to the public every first Sunday of the month free of charge.

Museum & Library Admission
Adults: $4, Seniors: $3, Students: $2, Under 12: Free
Admission allows visitors to view all current exhibitions and conduct research in the Whitney Library.
Directions to the New Haven Museum
From Interstate 95
Exit onto Interstate 91 North and follow directions below
From 91 North or South
Take I-91  Exit 3 - Trumbull Street. At end of ramp stay in center lane. Proceed straight through first traffic light. At next traffic light turn right. New Haven Museum will be immediately on your left. There is free parking in the rear of the building.

New Haven Museum
114 Whitney Ave.
New Haven, CT   06510
Phone: 203-562-4183
Fax: 203-562-2002

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