Program at the Goffe House has been Cancelled Due to Weather Conditions!
We will reschedule in August / September!
It's nearly spring and it's time to reconnect with your colleagues - volunteers at the many Connecticut Historical Societies run only by volunteers!
Is your heritage organization run by volunteers? If so, you are welcome to join in the discussion at the CLHO's Colleague Circle for All-Volunteer History Organizations! This is an informal gathering to share news and success stories, ask questions, brainstorm solutions and combat the feelings of isolation that affect us, especially during winter in Connecticut!
The Solomon Goffe House
Monday, March 20, 2017
10 am to noon
Discussion Topic: How can we make historic house museums more attractive to the public, and increase repeat visitation?
Registration is strongly encouraged (so we can set up enough chairs.) Free!
The discussion agenda for future meetings is set by the group, and facilitated by the host organization and CLHO staff and board members. Refreshments will be provided, and conversation will be lively. All attendees are invited to stay for a tour of the museum after the meeting. You may even bring a brown-bag lunch and stick around for further informal discussion.
This is your opportunity to meet people who face the same joys and challenges that you face every day as a leader and volunteer. We hope you can join the discussion and learn in an informal, collegial atmosphere.
About the Goffe House...The oldest house in Meriden was built by Solomon Goffe in 1711. It is a gambrel style house with rich Historical features such as original raised field paneling and floor boards and Connecticut own built in cupboard with lobed shelves. The rooms in the house are furnished as they would have been when the Goffe family lived there. There is a parlor on the north, with a small entry at the front. Around 1810, the house was extended by the Clark family to include the north wing, a parlor with all its original paneling and a kitchen. These rooms are furnished as they would have been at that time.
Connecticut League of History Organizations
Central Connecticut State University
Department of History
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050