In Episode 8, we explore how Connecticut’s ethnic and cultural diversity affects the arts, sports, food and medicine.
Matt Roberts explores over 80,000 childhood memories at the Barker Character, Comic and Cartoon Museum in Cheshire. Started by Herb and Gloria Barker over 50 years ago, this unique collection is home to toys, lunch boxes, telephones, games and much more, all featuring your favorite characters from years gone by. It is also home to […]
This week we visit Wild Bill’s Nostalgia Store in Middletown, and you won’t believe your eyes when you see what’s packed inside (and outside!) Memorabilia, music, posters, oddities, collectibles from every era, original art, and just plain wacky displays. A strong amusement park theme permeates the site, with the world’s largest jack-in-the-box, a mechanical clown, […]
In Bolton, we’ll find out how this candy family has been satisfying Connecticut’s sweet tooth since 1946 and we’ll taste a few things too! What is beer brittle, anyway? Each piece of chocolate from Munson’s is a work of art which requires the taste buds to appreciate.
Matt Roberts takes us on a tour of a recent exhibit at the Benton Museum on the UCONN Storrs campus entitled “Women of New England: Dress from the Industrial age.” Come see what our female forebears wore (and endured) in the second half of the last century. Beautiful and surprising!