The Cornwall Historical Society is pleased to announce that it has received a grant from the Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut for our 2016 annual exhibit. The grant of $5,000 has made it possible for the Society to mount Artists & Authors, which will explore Cornwall as a creative community from the late 19th century through the late 20th century. The exhibit will also explore how Cornwall has maintained a sense of self and community with the influx of many cultural producers, such as Lewis Gannett and James Thurber, during the 20th century and its influence on these creators of culture and artistic trends in America. Visitors will also be encouraged to engage their creativity and consider their role in a creative community throughout the exhibit via interactive stations.
Artists & Authors will be held in the Society’s historic Victorian barn, the exhibit opening is Friday, June 24th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The exhibit will be free and open to the public Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., from June 25th through October 30th.
We look forward to seeing you