May Features (Thursdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 10:55 pm):
5/2 - Hill-Stead Museum
5/16 - Wadsworth Atheneum
5/23 - Mystic Seaport
5/30 - Prudence Crandall Museum
June Features (Thursdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 10:28 pm):
6/13 & 6/16 - Harriet Beecher Stowe House
6/20 & 6/23 - Mashantucket Pequot Museum
July Features (Thursdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 10:28 pm):
7/11 & 7/14 - Gillette Castle
7/18 & 7/21 - The Beardsley Zoo
7/25 & 7/28 - Philip Johnson Glass House
Connecticut has an abundance of unique landmarks, nationally significant cultural resources and wonderful stories to tell. From historic landmarks and museums to parks and performing arts venues, the Constitution State is bursting with fascinating destinations and attractions.
Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN), the parent company of Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) and WNPR, and the Department of Economic and Community Development have formed a partnership to promote and highlight these remarkable state treasures.
Premiering on Thursdays at 8 p.m. starting October 11 on CPTV (with encore broadcasts on Sundays at 10 p.m.), Connecticut’s Cultural Treasures is a new series of 50 five-minute vignettes that profiles a variety of the state’s most notable cultural resources. In addition to their broadcast on CPTV, the shorts will also be available online at CTVisit.com and CPBN.org. CPBN and DECD hope these vignettes will deepen an awareness and appreciation for Connecticut cultural resources for state residents, while also promoting the state’s tourism economy.
Jack Barnes, President and CEO of People’s United Bank commented on the bank’s history in the region and their involvement in the project: “People’s United Bank, founded in 1842, is a premier, community-based, regional bank in the Northeast offering commercial and consumer banking, as well as wealth management services through a network of 416 retail locations in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. For 170 years, People’s United has been a proud and active member of this community. With a footprint extending from Bangor, Maine to Long Island, New York, we positively impact the communities where our employees live and work. For that reason, we are proud to sponsor CPTV and Connecticut’s Cultural Treasures, celebrating the best our state has to offer.”