Museum Hours: Monday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m.; First FULL weekend of each
month, noon to 5 p.m. The Mattatuck Museum is an art and regional
history museum on the Green in downtown Waterbury, starting out as a
historical society in 1877. The Museum opened its first display hall in
1912 and has been exhibiting art ever since. The museum collects and
exhibits American art and cultural history - with a focus on the history
of the Naugatuck Valley and the artists of Connecticut.The Mattatuck
also presents more than 25 changing exhibitions every year featuring
significant artist of the past as well as today's contemporary artists.
The Museum is also home to a button gallery displaying 10,000 miniature
works of art collected from around the globe and donated to the Museum
in 1999 by the Waterbury Companies (formerly
Waterbury Button Company).