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  CT
 
Meriden
 
Frank Chiarenza Museum of Glass
 
39 West Main Street
 
Meriden CT    06451
  Phone   203 639-9778
 
Web Site  http://www.lookaroundconnecticut.com/lcmeridn/lcdqnmsm.htm
 
Description  pressed, mold-blown glass, milk glass
 
Type of Resource   Specialty Museum
 
Collection G-M  Glass
 
Owner/Operator:  Dequaine Museums & Cultural Center
 
New or Updated:  6/7/2004

  CT
 
Meriden
 
National Shaving & Barbershop Museum
 
39 West Main Street
 
Meriden  CT  06451  
 
Phone   203 639-9778
 
Web Site  http://www.lookaroundconnecticut.com/lcmeridn/lcdqnmsm.htm
 
Description  whisker removal
 
Type of Resource   Specialty Museum
 
Owner/Operator:  Dequaine Museums & Cultural Center
 
New or Updated:   6/7/2004

  CT
 
Meriden
 
Rosa Ponselle Museum
 
39 West Main Street
 
Meriden  CT  06451
 
Phone   203 639-9778
 
Web Site  http://www.lookaroundconnecticut.com/lcmeridn/lcdqnmsm.htm
 
Description  dedicated to operatic soprano
 
Type of Resource   Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  Famous People
 
Industry /Profession Music
 
Owner/Operator:  Dequaine Museums & Cultural Center
 
New or Updated:  6/7/2004

 

  CT

  Mystic

  Mystic Seaport Museum

  75 Greenmanville Avenue

  PO Box 6000

  Mystic  CT  06355    

  Phone   860 572-5315

  Web Site  www.mysticseaport.org/

  Toll Free  888 973-2767

  Description  replica whaling town & several ships

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Maritime

  Kind of Activity   Living History

  Collection N-Z  Printing

  New or Updated:  2/15/2005

 

 

  CT

  New Haven

  Knights of Columbus Museum

  1 State Street

  New Haven   CT    06511    

  Phone   203 865-0400

  Alt Phone   203 865-0320

  Web Site  http://www.kofc.org/

  E-mail  kathy.cogan@kofc-supreme.com

  Description  opened in 2001 near the organization's headquarters, features "Wall of History", galleries devoted to Father McGivney, who founded the organization in 1882, Columbian Gallery with items fro 1892-93 Columbian Exposition, Papal room

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Religion

  Group Identity   Catholic

  New or Updated:        3/10/2005
 

  CT
 
New Haven
 
Yale University Collection of Musical Instruments
 
15 Hillhouse Avenue #11
 
New Haven  CT  06520    
 
Phone   203 432-0822
 
Web Site  http://www.yale.edu/musicalinstruments/

  Description  1000 instruments, accessories & related items, extensive string & Keyboard holdings,   primarily Western European & American
 
Type of Resource   Specialty Museum
 
Industry /Profession Music
 
Collection G-M  Musical Instruments
 
Owner/Operator:  Yale University
 
New or Updated:   5/21/2005

 

 

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  CT
 
New London
 
Lyman Allyn Doll & Toy Museum
 
Harris Place, 165 State Street
 
New London CT  06320 
 
Phone   860 437-1947
 
Web Site  *****
 
Alt Web  http://www.tfaoi.com/newsmu/nmus157a.htm
 
Type of Resource   Specialty Museum
 
Collection A-F Dolls
 
Collection N-Z  Toys
 
New or Updated:           5/28/2005

US Coast Guard Museum
US Coast Guard Academy
15 Mohegan Avenue
New London  CT  06320
Phone 
203 444-8511
Web Site  www.uscg.mil/hq/g-cp/museum/MuseumIndex.html
E-mail  mailto:herrick@dcseq.uscga.edu
Description centered on the Eagle sailing ship, often gone on training missions
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Maritime
Building Type  Ship
Industry /Profession Naval
Collection N-Z  Models

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    CT
 
New Milford
 
Connecticut Antique Machinery Association
 
Route 7
 
PO Box 1467
 
New Milford  CT   06776    
 
Phone
 
Web Site  BROKEN MAR 2004http://www.ctamachinery.com/
 
Alt Web  http://www.litchfieldhills.com/app/press/release_detail.jsp?jsessionid=479451079  409892075&release_id=93&uniq=y
 
Description  farm equipment, steam engines
 
Type of Resource   Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  Agricultural
 
Collection G-M  Machinery
 
New or Updated:     3/31/2004

  CT
 
New Milford
 
Connecticut Museum of Mining & Mineral Science
 
Route 7
 
PO Box 1467
 
New Milford    CT   06776    
 
Phone
 
Web Site  *****
 
Alt Web  http://www.litchfieldhills.com/app/press/release_detail.jsp?jsessionid=479451079  409892075&release_id=93&uniq=y
 
Description
 
Type of Resource   Specialty Museum
 
Field of Study/Science Facility  Minerals
 
New or Updated:    3/31/2004


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  Connecticut
Newington
American Radio Relay League Museum
225 Main Street
Newington CT 06111
Phone 860 594-0200
Web Site http://www.arrl.org
E-mail mailto:hq@arrl.org
Description amateur radio heaven.
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Technology
Industry /Profession Broadcasting
Last changed: 03/11/2003
 

  CT

  Norwalk

  Musical Box Society International

  295 West Avenue

  MEMBERSHIP MBSI PO 10196, Springfield MO 65808

  Norwalk  CT   06850   

  Web Site  www.mbsi.org/

  Alt Web  http://www.lockwoodmathews.org/

  Description  dedicated to mechanical music, displayed at Lockwood-Matthews Mansion Museum

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Nature of Group or Site  Association

  Industry /Profession Music

  New or Updated:       12/12/2005

Connecticut
Old Lyme
Nut Museum
303 Ferry Road
Old Lyme CT  06371
Phone 
203 434-7636
Web Site  www.roadsideamerica.com/nut/index.html
Description  one person's obsession with the glory of the nut
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Agricultural
Collection N-Z  Nuts

Connecticut
Riverton
Hitchcock Museum
1 Robersville Road
Riverton CT  06065
Phone 
860 738-4950
Web Site  ****
Description  the history of the Hitchcock chair, the first mass-produced furniture in the US
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Industrial
Building Type  Church
Collection A-F  Furniture
Era  1829

Connecticut
Storrs
Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry
Address
Storrs CT
Phone
Web Site 
www.sp.uconn.edu/~wwwsfa/bimp
Description  one of the largest puppet collections in the world
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Entertainment
Collection N-Z  Puppets

  CT

  Stamford

  National Cartoon Museum

  Stamford  CT

  Web Site www.cartoon.org

  E-mail  mailto:inquiry@cartoon.org?subject=National%20Cartoon%20Museum%2

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  Description  200,000 pieces of art, many mainstream cartoons and cartoonists,

                    temporarily in storage with scholarly access only

  Type of Resource Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Entertainment

  Collection A-F  Cartoons

  Research  Library

  New or Updated:  12/9/2006
 

  CT

  Stratford

  National Helicopter Museum

  2480 Main Street

  PO Box 775

  Stratford  CT   06615     

  Phone 203 375-5766

  Alt Phone  203 767-1123

  Web Site http://www.nationalhelicoptermuseum.org/

  Description  chronicles the development of the helicopter & life of Igor Sikorsky,

                    Russian helicopter pioneer - photos, models, mockups of helicopters

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Aviation

  Building Type  Depot

  Collection G-M  Helicopters

  Collection N-Z   Photography

  New or Updated:  12/31/2006


 
CT

  Terryville

  Lock Museum of America

  230 Main Street

  Route R

  Terryville  CT   06786    

  Phone   860 589-6359

  Web Site  www.lockmuseum.com

  Description  Locks, safes, handcuffs, keys, vault locks, keys

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Industrial

  Collection G-M  Locks

  New or Updated:    2/18/2006


  CT

  Waterbury

  Timexpo Museum

  175 Union Street

  Brass Mlls Commons Mall

  Waterbury   CT   06706    

  Phone

  Web Site  www.timexpo.com

  Description  History of Timex and Waterbury Clock Co

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Collection A-F Clocks

  New or Updated:  1/30/2005
 

  CT

  Willimantic

  Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum

  55 Bridge Street

  PO Box 665

  Willimantic  CT    06226    

  Phone   860 456-9999

  Web Site  www.cteastrrmuseum.org

  E-mail  mailto:info@cteastrrmuseum.org

  Description  restored roundhouse, turntable, building collection, rolling stock

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Railroad

  Collection   Rolling Stock

  Owner/Operator:  Connecticut Eastern Chapter of The National Railway

  New or Updated:   2/15/2006
 

  CT

  Windsor Locks

  New England Air Museum

  Bradley International Airport

  36 Perimeter Road

  Windsor Locks  CT   06096    

  Phone   860 623-3305

  Web Site  www.neam.org

  E-mail   staff@neam.org

  Description  3 buildings, 75,000 square feet of exhibit space, more than 60 aircraft,

                    displays on varied aviation topics

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Aviation

  Research   Library

  New or Updated:   2/20/2006

 

 

 

 

 

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