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Waterford Historical Society (CT)

Featuring musical works and works of art

6th Annual Art In Waterford: Past + Present + Future
October 25-27, 2024
Eugene O'Neill Theater

The Waterford Historical Society will hold its 6th annual Art In Waterford event at the Eugene O’Neill Theater in Waterford, Connecticut, from Friday, October 25 through Sunday, October 27.


In 2024, the Society expands its perspective of art to feature music, recognizing a famous composer from Waterford’s past, Edward A. MacDowell, and celebrating him with a piano concert of his works on Saturday, October 26. The juried art show of contemporary artists and the local student art show will be featured on the beautiful balcony of the Rufus and Margo Rose Theater Barn at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center.   

Edward A. MacDowell was married to Marian Nevins, whose family owned large tracts of land east of Jordan Village. In the middle of the last century, her family's bequest of land and buildings included Jordan Green and the weathered Nevins cottage located next to the Waterford Public Library. Recently a new not-for-profit organization, The Friends of Nevins Cottage, was formed to restore that cottage. 

Piano concert in the Rose Barn
There will be a piano concert featuring works by Edward A. MacDowell in the Rose Barn on the afternoon of Saturday, October 26. Profits will benefit both the Friends of Nevins Cottage and the Waterford Historical Society. The Society is pleased that the Nevins cottage will be restored as an important Waterford historical landmark. Ticket information is forthcoming. 

Ever-popular juried art show
Like last year, the juried art show of local present-day artists and the student art show will be featured on the beautiful balcony of the Rufus and Margo Rose Theater Barn at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, with public viewing from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, October 25, Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27.


View the Call for Artists 2024 and download the application.