Resources & Programs
A selection of historic links to view --
 
Finding Wallingford Silver Makers
Historic Walking Tour 1
Historic Walking Tour 2
Historic Walking Tour 3
Musical Accompaniment to Walking Tours
(Created by Lyman Hall Senior, Carissa Soukup)
Learn About Historic Deerfield​​

350 Moments Plus - Presentation #1

350 Moments Plus - Presentation #2
350 Moments Plus - Presentation #3 
Evolution of Fire Services & Utilities
 
2005 Cemetery Re-enactment
Is There a Gravestone at the Johnson House?

 

Notable & Architecturally Significant Homes of Wallingford
 
History of the Town of Wallingford
  
Wallingford Historical Society (WHS) Facebook
 
Connecticut History Illustrated | Wallingford
 
Connecticut Historical Society
 
Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation
 
National Trust for Historic Preservation
 
American Association for State and Local History
 
Connecticut State Library Digital Photos of Historic Wallingford
 
State Historic Register |
Wallingford: Unique ID 25702 to 25828 listed in column 1
 
Center Street Cemetery
 
History of Choate Rosemary Hall
 
On Whirlwind Hill | The Muddy River School House
 
Connecticut Freedom Trail
 
History of Wallingford, Conn, From Its Settlement
in 1670 to the Present Time
 
Leading Businessmen of New Haven County
 
History of New Haven County Connecticut
 
MAPS OF WALLINGFORD:
Original Map of Wallingford 1670

Wallingford Map –reproduction 1868

Wallingford 1868

1893 Map of Northern New Haven County

Wallingford Business District –late 1800s

Borough of Wallingford

 
View of Wallingford CT 1904 Map
(from UCONN Library Digital Collection)
 
Map of Wallingford 1905
(from Petersen Collection at the UCONN Digital Library)
 

Central Wallingford  1940

 

Town of Wallingford Roads  1986

 

State of Connecticut – Wallingford – Highway Dept. roads  and geological survey  1949

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 "

https://www.thecarouselmuseum.org/online-content

 

Yale-Peabody Museum – Collection of videos and home activities

https://peabody.yale.edu/digital-resources

Five Florence Griswold Museum Exhibitions

florencegriswoldmuseum.org/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

    Exploring Collections

2. Making Your Own Butter and Biscuits

3. Buds and Blossoms  Make a floral display on a piece of white cloth, or on card stock

 

4.  Making and Keeping a Journal

   Download a PDF of this activity.

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.  

Download a printable version of this activity (PDF)

Please take a picture of your journal projects and send them to us at historicdeerfield@historic-deerfield.org.

6. Making Cupcakes from an 1829 Cookbook

Read about the 1829 cookbook and follow the directions to make cupcakes as in the olden days!

Cupcakes from 1829 cookbook

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.

https://www.historic-deerfield.org/makers-blog

Please take a picture of your projects and send them to us at historicdeerfield@historic-deerfield.org.

8.  Learn to Decoupage and create a memento box

          Decoupage.pdf

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! 

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/595e3b72099c01fedbac5c15/t/5efa03d649e13945932677c7/1593443290520/Quilling.pdf

                Online Tours and Activities

June 8, 2020

Opening 12 Historic New England Landscapes

Open daily from dusk to dawn

  Opening 12 New England landscapes

Great Vacation Escapes

https://www.kayak.com/c/escape/virtual-guides/

 

More Great Vacation Escapes

https://www.kayak.com/c/escape/next-escape/

 

Podcasts for historic preservation buffs

https://savingplaces.org/stories/11-great-podcasts-for-historic-preservation-fans?utm_

 

Virtual Garden Tours

https://savingplaces.org/stories/historic-sites-virtual-tour-garden-glory?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=weekly#.Xpm3xpl7mM8

 

Historic Hartford Videos

https://www.facebook.com/HistoricHartford/videos/672399203570537/

 

Virtual Activities

https://www.ctvisit.com/articles/virtual-activities-for-at-home-experiences

 

Mystic Seaport

https://stories.mysticseaport.org/?utm_source=wordfly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=March31%2C2020&utm_content=Stories_version_A

 

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.

 

National Parks:

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:

Explore the Taj Mahal, Machu Picchu, the pyramids of Egypt or visit the final frontier and step aboard the International Space Station. The options are endless.

 

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!

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