Press Room – Fall/Winter 2005-06 Connecticut Culture Guide Spotlights State’s Exceptional Offerings In History, Culture, And the Visual, Literary and Performing Arts

Contact: Jennifer Aniskovich
Connecticut Commission
on Culture & Tourism
(860) 256-2800 Joanne Morrison
Public Relations Sr. Account Manager
McLaughlin, DelVecchio & Casey
(203) 624-4151 x32


Guide Provides Comprehensive Six-Month Listing of Seasonal Events

HARTFORD, Conn. (August 23, 2005) – Connecticut residents seeking information about exhibitions, the performing arts, festivals and events occurring throughout the state during the period September 2005 through February 2006 will find everything they need in the new Fall/Winter 2005-06 Connecticut Culture Guide.

Published by the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism (CCT), the Culture Guide is devoted to promoting Connecticut’s vibrant cultural assets. This particular issue contains 44 pages packed with information on harvest and country fairs, Halloween celebrations, historic sites, theatrical productions, holiday festivities, walking tours, and much more, according to Jennifer Aniskovich, executive director, CCT.

The Fall/Winter edition of the Culture Guide serves as a complete representation of Connecticut’s flourishing cultural scene, she stated, providing a useful and well-organized resource for those interested in exploring all that our state has to offer as the seasons shift from the adventure of outdoor pursuits to the delight of indoor entertainment.

As the days shorten, and families and individuals turn to indoor activities for personal enrichment, they can rely on the Culture Guide to provide the necessary details regarding performance and exhibit dates and the various wonders that lie behind the doors of our state’s intriguing historic properties and cultural venues.

The Fall/Winter 2005-06 Culture Guide features a comprehensive Calendar of Events, broken out by month and date – a handy reference guide to the most exciting indoor and outdoor activities scheduled from September through February. From NASCAR racing, oyster and lobster festivals, open mic nights, and arts and crafts shows to garden tours and archeology digs, it’s all in the Calendar of Events. In addition, readers can locate activities via the following categories: Exhibitions, Performing Arts and Historic Sites.

Further, the Fall/Winter issue features a series of articles celebrating:

  • Connecticut artists and their work;
  • The 1780-81 encampment on the Lebanon Green by the French cavalry preceding its major role in the Revolutionary War;
  • Connecticut’s 2005 open studios;
  • 2005-06 film festivals;
  • Children’s museums across the state;
  • Connecticut’s craft centers;
  • Regional theater highlights through early February;
  • Connecticut’s outstanding campus cultural centers;
  • Notable historic houses that deck the halls for the holidays;
  • The world premiere of Prudence, based on the life of official state heroine, Prudence Crandall, at UConn’s Connecticut Repertory Theatre;
  • Connecticut’s landscape photographers.

For a state of such modest size, Connecticut is culturally exceptional and ethnically diverse, said Aniskovich. It is home to an extraordinary number of artists, writers, film makers, photographers, musicians and artisans of all types.

She continued, Connecticut residents can be proud of our state’s innate creative spirit; history, the arts and culture thrive here. The special and varied opportunities to experience that creativity as described in this edition of the Culture Guide are truly unique to our state. This fun and easy-to-use informational source allows Nutmeggers to discover – and rediscover – Connecticut’s wealth of cultural treasures. And, with a greater awareness of those gems, we are hoping they will share these magnificent gifts with visiting family and friends.

The Culture Guide is designed to serve as a companion piece to the state’s popular Connecticut Vacation Guide. Both are free to the public and available via arts and cultural attractions, museums, highway welcome centers, state libraries, restaurants, arts councils and tourism regions. Connecticut residents and visitors can also obtain a copy of the Fall/Winter 2005-06 Connecticut Culture Guide by calling 888-CTvisit (1-888-288-4748) or by logging onto

The Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism brings together tourism, film, history and the arts. Its mission is to preserve and promote Connecticut’s cultural and tourism assets in order to enhance the quality of life and economic vitality of the state.


Editor’s Note: For an electronic image of the Culture Guide, log on to, click on Press Room, then click on Press Releases.