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The kids will love exploring the world of art that is presented at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. Multimedia pieces, paintings and various collections feature the best of European art as well as several visually challenging works that range from the modern to the impressionistic. In addition to the many exhibits and attractions throughout the various galleries, the museum features an impressive schedule of events that include poetry readings, musical performances and much more.
The art of the samba is a powerful balance of rhythmic beauty and skilled movements. Every May, fans of both the samba in particular and Brazilian culture in general gather for the popular Samba Fest. The festival is co-produced by Trinity College and Riverfront Recapture. Fun family activities, food, live music and more are the hallmarks of this popular single-day annual event held in Hartford every May.
As many historians will tell you, freedom isn't free. Our country's freedom came at the cost of the efforts and the lives of people who were vigilant in their pursuit for the American Way. Learn about who they were, what they did and how their actions still resonate today when you take a tour of the State Historic Preservation Office. This museum-style facility pays tribute to the brave men and women who pursued freedom at any cost. You will also learn about the Underground Railroad as well as the various laws that were enacted to further the cause of freedom.