Walk onto the grounds of the Palmer-Warner House to explore the traditional New England walled fields and forested landscape. Learn how Frederick Palmer and Howard Metzger shaped the landscape seen today.
Walk through the 1st floor of the Palmer-Warner House to learn about the research and collections work being done within the house. Visitors are also welcome to explore the historic grounds, or just enjoy the view from the back porch. Visit the Barn and speak with a member of the Nation Parks Service Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program to learn more about the Lower Connecticut River Heritage Loop Project as part of the East Haddam Connectivity Corridor.
Join us to learn more the walking and biking corridor loop that will connect tourism resources and historic sites in Moodus, East Haddam, Chester, and Haddam.
Make a wall cabinet inspired by Connecticut Landmarks’ Collections. Join CTL interpreter and historical cabinet maker John Baron for a workshop and furniture-focused tour of the Palmer-Warner House. Participants will build a wall cabinet to take home and learn more about furniture craftsmanship in the 18th and 19th century. Bring a bagged lunch and enjoy the beautiful Palmer-Warner grounds between sessions.
Join Professor Natalie Shibley for a lecture as she offers an overview of military policy towards LGBTQ service members in the Cold War era and traces the history of challenges to the ban on LGBTQ personnel. The talk will consider how suspects and accusers experienced these events and tell this history by focusing on a Florida Air Force Base in 1948, a 1975 lawsuit challenging the expulsion of gay personnel, and the 1987 expulsion of a Naval Academy midshipman before discussing the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy and its subsequent repeal.
Between 1790 and 1840, Americans began to incorporate a worldview interest in a new decorative style called "Fancy." The movement began in Europe and emphasized interior and architectural details with brilliant color, gilding, marbling, and graining. Join interpreter and historical woodworker John Baron and staff for a workshop and lecture on these historical finishing techniques that were so popular.