Resources & Programs
A selection of historic links to view --
(Created by Lyman Hall Senior, Carissa Soukup)
MAPS OF WALLINGFORD:
Wallingford Map –reproduction 1868
More Online Tours and Activities
Slater Museum in Norwich - nfaschool.org/uploaded/Virtual_Tours/tour/index.html.
New England Carousel Museum - https://www.thecarouselmuseum.org/online-content
Windsor Art Center -- The exhibit "Local Color 4: Rails, Roads & Rivers "
Yale-Peabody Museum – Collection of videos and home activities
Five Florence Griswold Museum Exhibitions
A Virtual Tour of the historic home, where the legendary writer lived from 1874 to 1891. https://www.capturepics.com/3d-model/mark-twain-house-hartford-connecticut/skinned/
Exhibits at the Connecticut Historical Society chs.org/online-exhibition/
Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum – Highlights “Coming Home: Art and the Great Hunger," are at http://collections.ighm.org/Eresults.aspx?pS=*&dir=ART
For the Artist
Van Gogh Museum:
Wander through the Amsterdam museum free from fellow visitors and search for your favorite painting without being disturbed. You can also find a selection of things to do online, like check out stories about Van Gogh’s life, the Unravel Van Gogh app and more.
Metropolitan Museum of Art: Even though the Met Gala was canceled this year, you can still explore The Costume Institute Conversation Lab, just one of the museum’s 26 online exhibits.
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum: Madrid’s famous art museum features works from celebrated artists like Rembrandt and Dali, all available online.
For the Musician -
Country Music Hall of Fame:
Tune in to live and prerecorded programs that complement the stories of artists, songwriters, master musicians, producers, record executives, scholars and more captured in conversation and performance.
From Historic Deerfield -
1. Making and Displaying you own Collections
4. Making and Keeping a Journal
Today’s Maker Mondays offering will be part one of a two-week activity. Today, we will show you how to make a journal. Next Monday we will explain some methods of journal writing and share samples of journals from Historic Deerfield archives.
5. Keeping a Journal
Last week we explained how to make a journal. This Maker Monday we would like to introduce you to some ideas about journal keeping.
Please take a picture of your journal projects and send them to us at email@example.com.
6. Making Cupcakes from an 1829 Cookbook
Read about the 1829 cookbook and follow the directions to make cupcakes as in the olden days!
7. Making Stencils in a bookmark activity
Historic Deerfield’s new Maker’s Monday activity teaches the art of stenciling. Americans practiced the art of stenciling extensively during the early decades of the nineteenth century. Learn the history of stencil art, and how to make your own stencil and bookmark in this activity.
Please take a picture of your projects and send them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
8. Learn to Decoupage and create a memento box
9. Learn How to Quill
This Week the staff at Historic Deerfield will show you how to make shapes and pictures using an historic art form called quilling. Then, you can find some paper, get out your scissors and glue, and follow our directions to make your very own quilled picture!
Online Tours and Activities
June 8, 2020
Opening 12 Historic New England Landscapes
Open daily from dusk to dawn
Great Vacation Escapes
More Great Vacation Escapes
Podcasts for historic preservation buffs
Virtual Garden Tours
Historic Hartford Videos
Walt Disney World:
Put on your ears and let’s go! There’s plenty of sunshine coming your way on a VisitOrlando virtual tour of the Walt Disney World Resort parks. Then, stop by YouTube channels Fun Family Florida and Virtual Disney World to ride the rides like Expedition Everest, Star War’s Rise of The Resistance and Pirates of the Caribbean.
Google Earth put together a collection of virtual tours, guiding you through 31 of the country’s most beautiful national parks. Google Arts & Culture also includes a digital exhibit called The Hidden Worlds of the National Parks that brings five national parks to life, including Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park and Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska.
Google Arts & Culture:
For the History Buff
Titanic: At 2:20 a.m. on April 15, 1912, the Titanic sank into the Atlantic Ocean about 400 miles south of Newfoundland, Canada. This virtual tour lets you explore the luxurious ship and watch it “sink” in real time.
Anne Frank House: Go to Amsterdam and discover the secret annex where Anne Frank hid for more than two years and wrote her famous diary entries during World War II. You can also take a look around the house where Anne and her family lived before going into hiding and visit an online exhibition about her life and legacy.
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History:
Discover presidential portrait collections, explore the engineering marvels of the Inca Empire or remix one of the 2.8 million images available through Smithsonian Open Access. You could easily spend all day here.
Buckingham Palace: The official residence of Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace has served as the London home of the royal family since 1837. Explore the grand staircase, featuring a magnificent gilded bronze balustrade, and take a tour around the white drawing room, featuring Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s famous grand piano.
For the Animal Lover
Cincinnati Zoo: Did you know the Cincinnati Zoo is the second-oldest zoo in the United States? Be sure to check in around 3 p.m., because that’s when the zoo holds a daily home safari on its Facebook Live Feed.
The Dublin Zoo: Tune in live to the African savanna, Dublin Zoo’s largest habitat that houses giraffes, rhinos, ostriches and zebras. Keep your eyes peeled for a herd of Asian elephants on the Kaziranga Forest Trail and watch penguins swim, waddle, hop and play.
Monterey Bay Aquarium: Can’t wait for Shark Week? You don’t have to, thanks to live online footage of Monterey Bay’s shark cam.
The Shedd Aquarium: This Chicago aquarium shares some pretty adorable behind-the-scenes footage of its residents on Facebook. Our personal favorite is Yaku the sea otter!