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“A lil boring”

Mattatuck Museum Arts and History Center
Ranked #3 of 15 things to do in Waterbury
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Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

If u want to learn the history of Waterbury this is the place to visit the art gallery is beautiful a donation is required but u can get free passes from library

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Reviewed August 1, 2013

Very interesting for locals to see the history of their city. Also small section of art. I actually spent a lot of time in the button room and was amazed at the display.

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Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Mostly about the city if Waterbury, interesting for school children. Not really a tourist attraction

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

There is a few historical pictures and statues to see especially if your into history and especially for students who are in school and study history

Thank funchuckles
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

Waterbury is a city well past it's prime as the downtown green will show. This is a very poor, gritty city. But right at its center is this amazing museum. Other TA reviews drew me to visit and I was not disappointed. One of the best exhibits tells the history of the brass industry in the Valley... the Silicon Valley of its time, long since past. It's good that most of the museum's visitors are local school kids because they need to know what happened when industry outgrew the region's skills.

There is also a great exhibit (currently) on the history of Preppy culture as well as extensive photo's, traditional oil paintings and more modern works. Though we didn't see it, there is also a Button Museum.

Can't recommend this place enough if you're passing thru on I-84 or Route 8. Plenty of secure free parking behind the museum.

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