Avery-Copp House Museum Fall 2018 Calendar of Events

There will be lots to learn and lots to do at the Avery-Copp House Museum this Fall! Options for all ages, including forensic evidence, pirates, ghosts, and holiday celebrations.  Some programs fill up quickly, so make your reservations now.

CSI: Connecticut Style
Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 7 pm  |  Italian-American Citizen Club, Groton CT   
Enjoy wine and desserts while solving crimes with Jim Streeter, a forensic evidence examiner!  He will show how handwriting, footprints and tire tracks are used in real cases. (Age 14+)
Reservations Recommended
$20 in advance / $25 at the door

Pirates & Sailors Galore!
Saturday, October 13, 2018  | 1 - 3 pm |  Avery-Copp House Museum            
Discover the exciting lives of sailors and pirates.  Children go on a treasure hunt and make a nautical craft to take home. Costumes are encouraged!
Reservations Required            
$12 member/$10 child/$15 adult

Ghosts of Thames Street      
Friday, October 26, 2018  |  6, 6:30 or 7 pm  |  Avery-Copp House Museum
Guided nighttime walking tour of haunted Thames Street sites.  Come hear about sightings & Groton Bank ghost stories!!!
Reservations Required            
$12 member/$15 nonmember

History Mystery Gala          
Saturday, October 27, 2018  | 7 pm  |  Shennecossett Yacht Club, Groton CT
Costumes & Cocktails!  Food & Fun!  Join the Avery-Copp House for a history-themed fundraising Gala.  Music, finger food, libations & mystery raffle. Costumes encouraged!
Reservations Required            
$50 per person

Women’s Pink Tea
Sunday, November 4, 2018  |  2 pm  |  Avery-Copp House Museum
A century ago, in 1918, American women did not have the right to vote.  Historically, gatherings known as ‘pink teas’ were an essential forum for women to organize & strategize about the pursuit of women’s rights.  Learn about the suffrage movement and enjoy tea & baked goods.
Reservations Required            
$20 member/$25 nonmember

Herbs for Hearth & Health - Prepare for Winter!
Sunday, November 18, 2018  |  2 - 4 pm  |  Avery-Copp House Museum
Learn how herbs were used historically for medicine & cooking.  Touch, taste and smell a variety of plants and make an herbal wellness product to take home.  Class concludes with herbal tea and treats.
Reservations Required            
$15 member/$20 nonmember

Annual Holiday Open House
Sunday, December 9, 2018  |  4 - 6 pm  |  Avery-Copp House Museum
Experience the magic of Christmas past and explore the museum decorated for the holidays as it might have been a century ago.  Refreshments will be served.
FREE COMMUNITY EVENT - Please bring a Groton Food Bank Donation            

A Christmas Carol - Dickens Parlor Christmas Program
Friday, December 14, 2018  |  6 pm  Avery-Copp House Museum    
Spend an evening with historic interpreter Jennifer Emerson enjoying
a dramatic reading of “A Christmas Carol”.
Reservations Required            
$20 member / $25 nonmember 
Reservations can be made by calling 860.445.1637 or emailing averycopphouse@sbcglobal.net.

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The Avery-Copp House is located on the Thames River in the Groton Bank National Register Historic District. Built in colonial style in the early 1800s and Victorianized at the turn of the century, the museum tells the story of 200 years of family life. Furnishings are original and provide a time capsule view into generations of travel and daily living. Two Victorian gazebos sit above the house on terraced lawns.  The public is welcome to enjoy the grounds. Special events take place year-round and the house is open Friday through Sunday from Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day weekend and by appointment off season.