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Eli Whitney Museum - 2016 Events
 
 
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Saturdays: 10:00 AM 3:00 PM and Sundays: 12:00 PM  5:00 PM though January 15th
With special viewing hours from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Monday 12/26 Friday 12/30.

{Children and Parents Watching and Running Model Trains}

The Eli Whitney Museum's annual hands on exhibition of American Flyer Trains opens , Friday November 25th at noon. Classic toy trains produced by New Haven's A.C. Gilbert Company that still run beautifully after 50 years.
 
{Mother and Child Watching Model Trains}

This year's exhibition is dedicated to Herb Pearce (1916 2011), a prominent leader at the A.C. Gilbert Company from 1935 1958 and a pre-eminent leader in New Haven. Herb's drive and generosity helped preserve the Gilbert story.

A special portion of the exhibition deals with the Ferris Wheel in a tribute to Dr Alfred Charles Richard (1937 2016), a scholar, artist, and a passionate Erector collector and builder.

Admission: Free, Wooden trains to construct: $10
 
 
 
The museum is handicapped accessible.
 
 
The Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop is an experimental learning workshop for students, teachers, and families. We collect, interpret, and teach experiments that are the roots of design and invention.
 
 

I91 North or South
Take Exit 6, Willow Street. At the end of the ramp, take a right onto Willow. Go straight on Willow until the road ends. Turn right on Whitney for 9/10ths of a mile. The Museum is on the right side of the street before the waterfall. The Barn is directly across the street on your left.
From I95
Get on I91 North. Take Exit 6, Willow Street. At the end of the ramp, take a right onto Willow. Go straight on Willow until the road ends. Turn right on Whitney for 9/10ths of a mile. The Museum is on the right side of the street before the waterfall. The Barn is directly across the street on your left.

Merritt Parkway (Rt.15) North
Take Exit 61, Whitney Avenue, in Hamden.
At the end of the ramp, turn left (south) onto Whitney Avenue.
Follow Whitney Avenue 3 miles until you come to the light at the intersection at Armory Street. (Armory Street will jut out to your right and the reservoir is on your left) Proceed straight through the traffic light. The Museum is on your left just beyond the light, the Barn is on your right across from the Museum.
Merritt Parkway (Rt.15) South
Take Exit 61, Whitney Avenue, in Hamden.
At the end of the ramp, turn right (south) onto Whitney Avenue.
Follow Whitney Avenue 3 miles until you come to the light at the intersection of armory street. (Armory Street will jut out to your right and the reservoir is on your left) Proceed straight through the traffic light. The Museum is on your left just beyond the light, the Barn is on your right across from the Museum.
From the New Haven Green
Travel North for 2 miles on Church St. Church Street becomes Whitney at Grove Street.
The Museum is on the right side just before the light at Armory St.
The bus that runs along Whitney is the 'J' Bus and will stop at the Museum if asked.
 
 
 
Eli Whitney Museum
915 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06517
 
Contact Us
Phone: (203) 777-1833
Fax: (203) 777-1229
 
 
 

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