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Myths and Legends Exhibit

July 23, 2019 - October 14, 2019

The Myths and Legends exhibit explores centuries of folklore that have defined the Connecticut River Valley region.

Discover some of the extraordinary legends from the Connecticut River Valley and learn how the Charter Oak tree became a symbol of Connecticut’s bravado and independence. Peer into Powers of Darkness through stories that show the darker side of life along the River. See how lack of understanding about transmittable diseases spurred tales of vampirism in a small New England town and the creation of the Dummerston Vampire story. And listen to a creation story narrated by a Native American storyteller who explains how Mount Sugarloaf was formed.


July 23, 2019
October 14, 2019
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Connecticut River Museum
67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Essex Board of Trade, Inc., P.O. Box 322
Essex, CT 06426 860-767-3904 or email


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