Our Cocktail Party is Back!

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Saturday, September 10th
6:30 - 10:00 pm
Celebrating Rowayton's Businesses and the
grand opening of our
1910 vintage general store!

Drinks, delectables, live music,
and all your favorite people!


$100 per person in advance; $110 at the door

A fun way to support Historic Rowayton’s museums and educational programs

Creative headgear encouraged!


    Lecture: Chuck Paine 

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Join us for a lecture by renowned sailboat designer


Chuck Paine


Sunday, May 22nd at 2 pm


Rowayton Community Center

33 Highland Avenue


General admission: $5, members no charge.

Beyond the Amistad

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As part of our celebration of Black History Month, the Norwalk Historical Society and Historic Rowayton are partnering to host the virtual lecture, “Beyond the Amistad,” on Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 7:00pm (Eastern Time) via Zoom.

This event is free but registration is required. Please consider making a donation to the Norwalk Historical Society and Historic Rowayton when registering.

Register here:

In this program, Belanger will give a virtual tour of items from the Connecticut Historical Society’s collection representing a spectrum of the Black experience in CT. Learn about a Harlem Renaissance writer, Ann Petry, who carefully preserved artifacts chronicling the Black community of Saybrook. Examine daguerreotypes by Augustus Washington, who abandoned a successful Hartford photography business to build a new nation in Africa. Browse through the photo album of a Hollywood actress who became a champion of labor rights for Black entertainers. Marvel at the gorgeous costumes created by CT’s West Indian community for their annual MAS celebration, and see artifacts documenting the Civil Rights movement in Connecticut.

Once you've registered, the Zoom link will be included at the bottom of your confirmation email under Additional Details.

Your Zoom link will also be emailed to you 24 hours and 1 hour before the event. You can also access the Zoom link in this event's Online Event Page on Eventbrite.

About the presenter:


Natalie Belanger is the Adult Programs Manager at the Connecticut Historical Society. She holds a B.A. in history from Smith College and an M.A. in women's history from the University of Maryland. She has worked in museum education for most of her career, and also teaches history courses at Manchester Community College and other area colleges.


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