Summer "First Sunday at The Mill Works"

  • The Mill Works 156 River Road Willington, CT, 06279 United States

Summer "First Sunday at The Mill Works"

FREE ADMISSION

Come join us on Sunday, June 4th, from Noon to 5:00pm for the Summer Season “First Sunday at The Mill Works” sponsored by the Eastern Connecticut Center for History, Art, and Performance (EC-CHAP)!

Highlights include: Factory Tours; Open Artist Studios; The Gardiner Hall Jr. Museum, and more.

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Live performances in The Packing House with the Hall Memorial School ‘Select Chorus’ and 'Falcon Treble Singers', Ed Smith, local artist and performer, and Ines Herrmann, International singer/songwriter.

Presentation by local author and historian Richard Symonds in the Gardiner Hall Jr. Museum. 

Visit with resident artists and local guest artist and EC-CHAP member John Starinovich.  Enjoy period refreshments typical of the mid 19th century and begin the Summer Season with us at this local historic landmark.

Learn about EC-CHAP membership opportunities, and how you can become a CHAP! All activities are free to the public.

SCHEDULE

THE PACKING HOUSE: Performances

1:30pm: Hall Memorial School "Select Chorus" and "Falcon Treble SIngers"

2016-2017 HMS Select Chorus

2016-2017 HMS Select Chorus

2016-2017 HMS Falcon Treble Singers

2016-2017 HMS Falcon Treble Singers

2:00pm: Ed Smith, local musician and artist

Ed Smith aka Fast Daddy Ed is a multifaceted musician whose work ranges from improvisational rant/rap to understated folk classics. Smith writes songs fraught with humor and pathos, and anything else he can whip up. Besides guitar, Smith builds and plays percussion (communophones), plays other string instruments, and does some rather strange things with keyboards.

Ed Smith aka Fast Daddy Ed is a multifaceted musician whose work ranges from improvisational rant/rap to understated folk classics. Smith writes songs fraught with humor and pathos, and anything else he can whip up. Besides guitar, Smith builds and plays percussion (communophones), plays other string instruments, and does some rather strange things with keyboards.

3:00pm: Ines Herrmann, International singer/songwriter for Muzik Muzik Label

Ines Herrmann is a German singer/songwriter from Dresden whose main instrument is her voice. She will present some of her original songs, a few of them which were just released on an acoustic album in 2017. Connecticut is her home base until Mid-June, and while in the US, Ines has played locally, as well as venues in Providence, Northampton, NYC and Philadelphia.

Ines Herrmann is a German singer/songwriter from Dresden whose main instrument is her voice. She will present some of her original songs, a few of them which were just released on an acoustic album in 2017. Connecticut is her home base until Mid-June, and while in the US, Ines has played locally, as well as venues in Providence, Northampton, NYC and Philadelphia.


Gardiner Hall Jr. Museum: Historical Presentation

2:30pm: Richard Symonds

Local author and historian Richard Symonds will present an historical overview of the Gardinaer Hall Jr. Company, and select mills in Tolland County. Specific emphasis will be placed on workings of water powered mills, local waterways that supplied power to the mills, the challenges wars had on the supply of raw materials, and the resulting socio-economic impact mills had on local communities.

Local author and historian Richard Symonds will present an historical overview of the Gardinaer Hall Jr. Company, and select mills in Tolland County. Specific emphasis will be placed on workings of water powered mills, local waterways that supplied power to the mills, the challenges wars had on the supply of raw materials, and the resulting socio-economic impact mills had on local communities.


NOON TO 5:00PM

THE MILL WORKS COMMUNITY - RESIDENT ARTISTS AND ORGANIZATIONS: Christopher Gunderson, Carol Mackiewicz, Jessical Regele, Bruce & Sasha Press, Jack Broderick, Summer Sun Photography, Martha Ennis, Brian Sneeden, Ali Larew, St. Paul Church

LOCAL ARTIST & EC-CHAP MEMBER JOHN STARINOVICH

GARDINER HALL JR MUSEUM (Suite 2106-A)

EASTERN CONNECTICUT CENTER FOR HISTORY, ART, AND PERFORMANCE (EC-CHAP)

PERIOD REFRESHMENTS

For more information please call 518-791-9474.

The Packing House  |  156 River Road, Suite 1301Willington, Connecticut 06279  |  (518)791-9474