Friday, October 14, 2005

Rain, Rain, Go Away

It's been raining for eight days now, and it's going to continue through at least part of this weekend. E and I have been trying to figure out what to do ... normally we'd take a drive to see fall foliage this time of year, but it's just not as enjoyable when you can't get out and hike and explore the wonderful fall colors.

In the interest of promoting indoor, raindrop-free activities, I've gathered a list of some museums worth exploring this weekend.

  • Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art - Otherwise known as MASS MoCA, this is the "largest center for contemporary arts in the United States" according to the museum's website. It occupies renovated factory buildings in North Adams, MA and boasts 19 galleries, theaters and two restaurants.
  • Museum of Yachting - Located at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, RI, this museum is only open through October 31. It closes for the winter.
  • Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center - This museum is the "world's largest and most comprehensive Native American museum and research center" according to its website. Located in Southeastern Connecticut, it's also close to the building the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation is most known for ... Foxwoods Casino.
  • The Children's Museum of Portsmouth - Let the kids burn off some steam on a rainy day ... plus learn a thing or two. With exhibits from "Dino Detective" to "Siss! Boom! Bang!" this New Hampshire museum is sure to entertain children.
  • Shelburne Museum - Just south of Burlington in Shelburne, VT, this museum is housed in multiple buildings containing paintings, carriages, furniture, toys and much more. It, too, is only open through October 31.

2 Comments:

At 2/12/2006 11:46 AM, Anonymous Tanya said...

Hi there!

I'd highly recommend the Mashantuket Pequot research center and museum. They've done a fabulous job of describing the forces of nature on the geography of CT and then moved into the transition to the time of the Pequot nation. It's a fabulous exit and you can stroll through it as quickly or slowly as you want. For folks who like to read and experience everything it's easily a 4+ hour adventure. The highlight is the life sized diarama (I think that's the proper word) of a Pequot village where you can walk in and out of huts, teepees and see the life in a village all the while holding onto an audio player that gives you information and details at over 25 spots in the village. One of my favorite parts is at the end of the exhibit you walk through a photographic display of current members of the Mashantuket Pequot Nation. It really brings home the transition beween the time of the Pequot nation in the village and who they are today. I've been twice it's always on my list of places to go with visitors. Plus then you can stop into the casino to lose a few dollars and get a great meal!

 
At 7/13/2009 4:47 AM, Blogger victor said...

it is wonder full nature i like this rain with your feelings,,,


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