White Memorial Conservation Center
100th Anniversary 1913-2013
P.O. Box 368, Litchfield, CT 06759
860-567-0857

Gerri Griswold
Director of Administration and Development
Telephone: (860) 567-0857
Fax: (860) 567-2611

The White Memorial Foundation:
The First 100 Years, The Legacy of Alain and May White
by Keith Cudworth (WMF Executive Director)
In honoring the White Memorial Foundation's 100th Anniversary,
 Executive Director Keith Cudworth penned a beautiful book celebrating
Alain and May White, the two greatest land conservationists in Connecticut's history!
Stop by the Museum Gift Shop  to purchase a copy.

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White Memorial Conservation Center
Calendar of Events

Mystery Animal Meet & Greet
For Families
Wednesday, December 19 ~ 4:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
Did you know that White Memorial has a
variety of live education animals just waiting
to meet YOU? Join us on Wednesdays in December
 in the Museum for your chance to get up close
and personal with one of our animal ambassadors.
 Will it be Corny the Corn Snake, Shakespeare
 the Barred Owl, Sally the Salamander, or some
other mystery creature? Come and find out! 4pm.
Members: FREE, Non-members:
Free with cost of Museum admission

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December 21 - 27
Museum Children Free Week
Courtesy of Tara and Arthur Diedrick in
honor of Adele and Joseph d'Assern.
e admission to children ages twelve and
 under when accompanied by an adult.

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Winter Hike Up Apple Hill
with Gerri Griswold
Saturday, December 22 ~ 8:00 am
White Memorial Conservation Center
Before you wrap the presents, before you
scurry out to finish up your last minute holiday
 "to do" list, why not spend an hour in nature,
 drinking outlandishly good hot chocolate and
eating a tasty homemade scone at the pinnacle
of glorious Apple Hill? This is what folks in these
parts refer to as "comfort and joy!"

8:00 am, Meet at the Apple Hill Trailhead
 off East Shore Road.
Members: FREE, Non-members: $5.00.
You must pre-register
 by calling 860-567-0857

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December 24 & 25
CHRISTMAS
MUSEUM CLOSED

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One-Day Fun Day at White Memorial
Grades 1-3: Thursday, December 27 ~ 9:30 am-3:30 pm
Grades 4-6: Friday, December 28 ~ 9:30 am-3:30 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
Nature is so much fun in the winter! So, grab your coat,
 boots, and hat, and let's spend one of your vacation
days learning about the natural world around you.
Get outside, play games, make crafts, meet live animals!
 A morning snack and drink will warm us up
between adventures. Please bring a lunch.
Parents/Guardians are welcome
to stay, but it is not necessary.

Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. 9:30am-3:30pm.
Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
Please call 860-567-0857
Space is limited!
Members: $40 Non-Members: $70

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5th Annual Winter Walk Along the Lake and
 Butternut Brook Trails with Marlow Shami
Saturday, December 29 ~ 10:00 am
White Memorial Conservation Center
We love traditions! Tag along with Marlow
 as she leads you to the observation platform
overlooking Bantam Lake and the Ice House Ruins.
 Pass by pretty Butternut Brook and indulge
yourself in the sights, scents, and sounds of winter.

10 A.M., Meet in front of the  A.B. Ceder Room.
FREE - Donations will be accepted to help defray
the Conservation Center's programming expenses.

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New Year's Day
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
MUSEUM CLOSED

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Nature's Nursery Series
Thursday, January 3 ~ 4:00-5:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
Join us on the first Thursday of each month
from January-April for an hour-long program
designed just for your young nature lovers.
Every session will include a story, an encounter
with a live animal, and an activity or craft.
Bring your kids out to White Memorial for a
jam-packed hour of hands-on learning.
Parents/Grandparents, we ask that you
stay for the duration of the program.

Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. 4-5pm.
Advanced registration is required.
To register, please call 860-567-0857
or visit whitememorialcc.org.
Members: $8/child per session
or $25/whole series,
Non-Members: $12/child per session
or $45/whole series

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Mindful Eating and Living
with Marlow Shami
Saturday, January 5 ~ 10:00 am-12:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
The food of life is not only found on our plates
(or bag of take-out) but also within five integral
life areas. Sustenance is found within the
quality of our rest, companionship, novelty,
exercise, and outdoor time in nature.

How you fulfill your unique needs depends on
understanding what floats your boat! You are
one of eight billion unique people living on
this beautiful planet. Our consumer culture
preaching one size fits all makes discovering
what gives or dissipates our life energies a challenge.
Why not turn the challenge into a game of detection.
Mindfulness, the current term for an
age-old wisdom practice, is key.

Marlow will give a short illustrated talk delving
into the five life sustaining “food” groups,
guide you on a nature-wisdom based activity,
and complete the journey with a special guided
meditation designed to relax, inform, and inspire.

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., A. B. Ceder Room,
Members: FREE Non-members: $5.00,
Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
Call 860-567-0857 or register online:

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Llama Walk
with Debbie Labbe
from Country Quilt Llama Farm
Saturday, January 5 ~ 10:00 am
White Memorial Conservation Center
Come and take a one hour walk with a llama
on a beautiful trail! The cost is $20 per person
with a percentage donated to the
White Memorial Conservation Center.

10:00 A.M., Meet in the Museum parking lot.
Call Debbie from Country Quilt Llama Farm
at 860-248-0355 to pre-register or to
schedule your very own private llama walk.

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January 12 - 18
Museum Children Free Week
Courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. John Morosani
in Memory of Remy Edmund Morosani.
Free admission to children ages twelve and
under when accompanied by an adult.

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Winter Tree Identification
with Lukas Hyder
Saturday, January 12 ~ 10:00 am
White Memorial Conservation Center
It's much easier to ID trees when
they have foliage all over them!
Step up your game and allow the
Master to teach you a thing or two!
10:00 A.M., Meet in the Museum parking lot.
FREE…Donations will be accepted to help defray
the Conservation Center's programming expenses.

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Winter Wildlife Tracking
with Andy Dobos: The Forest Wolf
Saturday, January 12 ~ 10:00 am-12:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
Andrew Dobos takes you on a wildlife tracking
walk through the winter woods. There are always
clues left behind by the animals for us to decipher,
telling a story of their habits and lives. Get to
know our beloved wildlife that much better.
Children should be accompanied by an adult and
all should dress extra warm and wear good boots!
You never know where the animals have been.

10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Meet in the Museum.
Members: $10.00
Non-Members: $20.00,
Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
Call 860-567-0857 or register online:

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Art Opening and Reception: Pat Morris
Saturday, January 12 ~ 7:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
Come have a glass of wine and a nibble and
meet Pat Morris, our featured artist for the
winter quarter. Pat's beautiful works depicting
birds and mammals painted on feathers
and bark will be hanging in the
A. B. Ceder Room through March 2019!

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., A. B. Ceder Room,
The opening reception is free but please register
by calling 860-567-0857 or register online:

About Pat Morris: I am a wildlife artist, native
of the state of Connecticut. I began my art career
in the 1970's, focusing mainly on pet portraiture.
By 1980 I was also painting wildlife, in particular
the wolves that I had come to know in my
association with a wolf ambassador program
here in Connecticut. I have continued through the
years to enjoy the challenge of the depiction of
animals, both wild and domestic, in my artwork.
I welcome commissions; I have been doing pet
portraits for about 40 years and can paint
anything you like on a feather as well!

I work primarily in pastel but also in acrylic
and oil. I am a self-taught artist; my ability to
`capture' life on paper, feathers, birch bark and
other canvases is a humbling gift. Nature provides
me with not only my inspiration, but also its
own canvas! My inspiration is drawn upon a lifetime
of observation in the woods and natural areas
of the world, where I have been fortunate enough
to catch glimpses of the wildlife that find their way
into my paintings. The balance and harmony
of the natural world brings more `rhyme and reason'
to my world and evolves at my easel.
The expression of these experiences and
observations is a lifelong challenge; my artwork
is an invitation into that world as well as a tribute
to the domestic animals that travel with us.

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Winter Wonderland in Watercolor
with Betsy Rogers-Knox
Saturday, January 19 ~ 1:30-4:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
Shed the winter blues and enjoy an afternoon
painting a simple New England winter scene in
watercolor! All levels welcome!
All materials included! For ages 15 and up.

1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m., A. B. Ceder Room,
Members: $35.00  Non-members: $60.00,
Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
Call 860-567-0857 or register online:

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Llama Walk
with Debbie Labbe
from Country Quilt Llama Farm
Sunday, January 20 ~ 2:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
Come and take a one hour walk with a llama
on a beautiful trail! The cost is $20 per person
with a percentage donated to the
White Memorial Conservation Center.
2:00 p.m., Meet in the Museum parking lot.
Call Debbie from Country Quilt Llama Farm
at 860-248-0355 to pre-register or to schedule
your very own private llama walk.

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Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, January 21, 2019
MUSEUM CLOSED

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DEEP CARE Family Ice Fishing Workshop
Saturday, January 26 ~ 10:00 am-12:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
The Connecticut Department of Energy and
Environmental Protection, Fisheries Division
sponsors this program for the seventh consecutive year.
Families and individuals age nine and up are
welcome to attend this unique event, which is
part of the DEEP's CARE (Connecticut Aquatic
Resources Education) program. The class is taught
by certified volunteer instructors and it's FUN!!!
All fishing tackle and course materials are provided

ABSOLUTELY FREE! To learn more,
log onto the CT DEEP's website: www.ct.gov/dep
and type in “CARE”. BRING LUNCH!
Classroom (mandatory participation):

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.,
Ice Fishing (conditions permitting):
12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., A.B. Ceder Room.
Pre-registration is required.
Call 860-567-0857 or register online

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35th Annual Family Nature Day
Saturday, September 24, 2016 ~ BZ photos
 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The White Memorial Foundation 1913-2013
Celebrating 100 Years of Conservation
Saturday, May 18, 2013