We always offer an interesting mix of events – from educational to social and everything in between, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Browse our upcoming events. And if you need directions to Essex Meadows, we’re happy to help. We look forward to having you join us!

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Living in the Past and Shaping the Future: Egyptologist Kent Weeks

World-renowned Egyptologist Kent Weeks has spent five decades excavating and mapping temples, tombs, and relics in ancient… (read more)


Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center 2017 Spring Lecture Series

  A Connecticut River Mystery Revealed A migratory fish of prehistoric origin, the Atlantic sturgeon, once a staple of the… (read more)


One Day University: The Great War to End All Wars

Continue the Adventure... Announcing a collaborative relationship between Wesleyan University’s Institute for Lifelong Learning and Essex Meadows! On this… (read more)


Lecture: The Epic of Gilgamesh

From its oral, early Sumerian versions some 4,000 years ago through its written accounts in Babylonian, the… (read more)


Field Trip: Yale Center for British Art

Continue the Adventure… Announcing a collaborative relationship between Wesleyan University’s Institute for Lifelong Learning and Essex Meadows! Join us for… (read more)


Mini-Course: Three Places in New England – A Guided Tour through 19th Century Art and Literature

This four lecture/discussion series will examine three late 19th century, quintessential New England locations – bustling city,… (read more)


Melodrama: Dark and Stormy Nights – Gothic Fiction and Romantic Music

The Gothic novel emerged in the late 18th century as a literary response to the Enlightenment, when… (read more)