Sierra Hull Playing at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center – Wednesday, January 31, 2018 – 7:30 pm Sierra Hull has been recognized from age 11 as a virtuoso mandolin-player, astonishing audiences and fellow-musicians alike. Now a seasoned touring musician nearing her mid-20s, Hull has delivered her most inspired, accomplished, and mature recorded work to […]

A Perfect Fall Getaway

East Haddam was featured in USA Today Travel as one of eight secret New England towns perfect for a fall getaway. Nearly 60 square miles of rolling countryside, historical farmsteads, and a waterfall or two — this is East Haddam, a place so idyllic that Gilmore Girls used its exteriors as the fictional town of Stars […]

Red Molly

The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center. Jun 25 – 7:30pm Thursday Since 2004, Americana trio Red Molly has been bringing audiences to their feet with gorgeous three-part harmonies, crisp musicianship, and their warm, engaging stage presence. The band consists of Laurie MacAllister (bass, banjo), Abbie Gardner (dobro, banjo) and Molly Venter (guitar). This past year, the […]

Sherlock Holmes in Gillette Castle

SHERLOCK HOLMES in GILLETTE CASTLE 100-YEARS-LOST FILM FOUND AT CINÉMATHÈQUE FRANÇAISE William Gillette (July 24, 1853 – April 29, 1937) was an American actor in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He is best remembered for portraying Sherlock Holmes on stage and in a 1916 silent film long thought lost: the 1916 Sherlock Holmes […]

Essex vintage steam train billowing smoke

Historic Train in Essex

Nothing binds family and friends like the thrill of steam and the adventure of a sightseeing journey. Our romantic inn is a short drive from the Essex Steam Train where you can enjoy a two and a half hour, narrated steam train and riverboat excursion through the Connecticut River Valley, so beautiful that the Nature […]

Goodspeed Opera House

Goodspeed Opera House is a short stroll from the Boardman House Inn and the birthplace of the original productions of Man of La Mancha, Shenandoah, and Annie, and the first regional theatre to receive two Special Tony Awards for its outstanding achievements, Goodspeed Musicals produces America’s musical treasures to delight, inspire, and entertain you. Set […]