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Oyster Series at the Bruce Museum

Below is information on a series of events in February and March coinciding with the exhibit, Oysters, Pearls of Long Island Sound, at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich.

Sunday, February 2, 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.

First Sunday Science at the Seaside Center:  Oyster Fishing Family Day

Location: Seaside Center, Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich. Held in partnership with the Greenwich Shellfish Commission, Health Department and Bruce Museum. Experience hands-on oyster fishing with members of the Town of Greenwich Shellfish Commission. Learn about the habitat and natural history of the oyster with in-depth explorations at the Seaside Center. Take a close up look at this amazing bivalve! All activities are free and suitable for people of all ages and abilities. For information, call 203-413-6756.

Thursday, February 6, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. (Snow date Thursday, March 6)

Lifetime of Looking: Oyster Fishing on Long Island Sound

Location: Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT

A program especially designed for senior citizens with memory loss and their caregivers, who will explore the Oyster exhibition with Museum educators to provide meaningful cultural experiences and personal enrichment. A voluntary craft project and refreshments are included.  Program is free, but advance reservations required. For information and reservations, call 203-413-6740 or 203-413-6741.

Sunday, February 23, 2:00 p.m.

Native Maritime Traditions: Harvesting the Sea

Location: Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT

Elizabeth Perry, Aquinnah Wampanoag, artist, and marine scientist. Learn about the maritime traditions of the Native Americans of the Northeast, how they utilized the sea for trade networks, harvested food, and the created beautiful ornamentation Second in a three-part series on the History of Oyster Fishing on Long Island Sound. Free with Museum admission. Reservations suggested; call the Museum at 203-869-0376 or e-mail to info@brucemuseum.org. The Bruce Museum receives support for this program thanks to a grant from Connecticut Humanities.

Sunday, March 9, 2:00 p.m.

A Love Affair with Oysters: A History of the Men and Women Who Fish and Farm the Sea

Location: Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT

Tessa Getchis, MS, Aquaculture Extension Specialist, Connecticut Sea Grant, Department of Extension, University of Connecticut. Explore the history of commercial shellfishing in Connecticut from the 1700s to the 20th century. Free with Museum admission. Reservations suggested; call the Museum at 203-869-0376 or e-mail to info@brucemuseum.org. The Bruce Museum receives support for this program thanks to a grant from Connecticut Humanities.

 

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