We co-sponsor programs, often with the Scoville Memorial Library (SML) and others, bringing a variety of programming to the community.
Live Tour from Hill-Stead Museum
An early 20th-Century Classic Revival country estate was designed by Theodate Pope Riddle (1867-1946), one of the first licensed women architects in the US. The 1901 home is surrounded by 152 acres of gardens and grounds and filled with artwork by Monet, Degas, Whistler, Manet, Cassatt and others, as well as textiles and decorative arts gems. Virtual presentation co-sponsored with the SML.
Live Tour of Monticello
Thomas Jefferson’s home combines classic architectural structure with scientific innovation. Scholars from the Thomas Jefferson Foundation led the virtual tour, co-sponsored with the SML.
Follow The Forest
Virtual presentation by the Housatonic Valley Association.
Wild Cousins of our Best Friends: Wolves, Coyotes and Foxes
Presented by Sue Morse, noted natural history expert and one of North America’s top wildlife trackers. The program was a collaboration by the Salisbury Association Land Trust, other land trusts, regional conservation partnerships, and the Sharon Audubon Center; held at the Housatonic Valley Regional High School.
The Weed That Took Over the World–Japanese Knotweed
About the wild and scenic Housatonic River, lecture by Tom Zetterstrom at SML.
A Beginner’s Guide to Recognizing Trees of the Northeast
Music Mountain, The Chamber Music of Brahms
Lecture-presentation by Oskar Espina-Ruiz, Music Mountain Artistic and Executive Director, at SML.
From Birdwatcher to Birder: Moving Beyond your Bird Feeder
Dr. Katheryn Schneider at SML.
Black Bear History, Biology and Management in CT
Wildlife Biologist Paul Rego at SML.
The Lakeville Crucifix: A Religious War in 19th Century Connecticut
Lecture by Geoffrey Brown on late 19th Century Lakeville history and his book of the same title at SML.
Connecticut 169 Club
Presentation by Marty Podskoch on his new travel book of the same title. Each town in Connecticut has its own page, and the Historical Society wrote the text for Salisbury. SML
The Return of Mountain Lions
Presented by Sue Morse, a noted natural history expert and one of North America’s top wildlife trackers. Program was a collaboration by the Salisbury Association Land Trust, other land trusts, regional conservation partnerships, and the Sharon Audubon Center at Housatonic Valley Regional High School.
Food and Social Etiquette of the 19th Century
Discussion by Francine Segan, food historian. SML
Edith Wharton at The Mount: A Great American House with Gardens Designed by a Great American Writer
Presentation by Anne Schuyler, Director of Visitor Services at The Mount. SML
A Forgotten History, the Black Community in Salisbury
Presented by Peter McEachern. SML
Presented by Eric Lehman, author, at Noble Horizons.
To End All Wars, Songs of the First World War
Over There and Here: Salisbury and Its People During the Great War
Presentation by Lou Bucceri introducing the opening of the exhibit at the Academy Building. SML
Music Mountain, The Beethoven Cycle: A String Quartet’s Mt. Everest
Oscar Espina-Ruiz, Artistic Director of Music Mountain, discussed the ultimate challenge for a string quartet: the Complete Beethoven String Quartet Cycle. Program given at The White Hart Inn in Salisbury and the Hotchkiss Library in Sharon.
Horace Holley: Transylvania University and the Making of Liberal Education
in the Early American Republic
By author and history professor James Cousins. The book describes the role of Salisbury’s Horace Holley in early American education. SML
Early America in 12 Objects
Elliot and Grace Snyder guided the audience through the history of the objects, the roles they played in early American life, and understanding of the value of these collectibles. SML
Ed Kirby, Sharon historian, educator and author, explored a variety of industries that formed the industrial heritage of the Northwest Corner. SML
Forests & Brain Health
The Social Black Bear
The Cesar Family
Color of Law
The Fight for Women’s Suffrage
Creating Connecticut (on the YouTube page as Walt Woodward)
The Amazon (on the YouTube page as Dr. Mark Plotkin)