Meet the Victorian Lady, Kandie Carle, and her consort, Marc Casslar, and watch them dance the waltz, polka and schottische. Listen to Victorian-style music by Spare Parts with Bill Matthiesen, Liz Stell, and Eric Buddington on the piano, flute and violin. Enjoy family tours that include the special exhibition Colts and Quilts: The Civil War Remembered, make a memory locket and stay for a special screening of Gone With the Wind (1939).
Note: The Hartford St. Patrick’s Parade kicks off at 11 am and will pass by the Wadsworth Atheneum. To avoid road closures, access the museum via Columbus Boulevard. Parking is available ($7) at the Front Street lot off of Prospect Street, behind the museum.
10:00 am – 1:00 pm Hands-on Art: Memory Lockets
Make a personal locket to hold a special photograph (Avery Court)
10:30 am – 11:00 am ABCs: Art, Books, Connections Tour
Listen to stories of 19th century America and make connections to works of art. For young children and accompanying adults. (Meet at Information Desk)
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Ask About Art
Talk to a docent about art from the Civil War era. (Colts & Quilts: The Civil War Remembered exhibition)
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Eyes on Art Family Tour
Explore American art from the 19th century with your family. (Meet at Information Desk)
12:00 pm Victorian Dancing
See the Victorian Lady and her partner dance the waltz, polka, and schottische, then join the dancing couple as they teach you some of the fun country dances of the period. (Avery Court)
1:00 pm Gone With the Wind
Stay for a special free screening of this 1939 classic about a love affair in the American south during the Civil War and Reconstruction. (Theater near Avery Lobby)
Parents must accompany children 12 and under at all times.
Second Saturdays for Families are funded by Aetna. Additional support provided by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, the J. Walton Bissell Foundation, Inc., and the George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., and Alan S. Parker, Co-Trustees. Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide.