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West Haven Bulletin
Published: Thursday, June 23, 2011
Rock Museum announces hours.
The Savin Rock Museum, 6 Rock St., has reopened its doors to the public after
a season of hibernation.
hours of the museum, which is open to early December, are from 1 to 4 p.m.
Wednesdays and Fridays and 4 to 7 p.m. weekends.
is $4, but is $2 for adults 60 and older and children under 12.
museum, based in the lower level of the Savin Rock Conference Center, chronicles
West Haven’s 363-year history. It displays artifacts from the old Savin
Rock amusement park and its dependable fire service, Engine & Hose Company
1, as well as relics dating to Colonial times.
museum also houses a theater and learning center with exhibits, events and
notable West Haven figures, including 1933 Miss America Marian Bergeron and
World War II Medal of Honor recipient William A. Soderman.
gift shop, which sells official Savin Rock memorabilia, or call 203-934-0471
to arrange a private tour for 10 or more. For information, call 203-937-3566
Ya at The Rock" is the name of the New DVD that is available from the
Savin Rock Museum for $25.00 mail order, or can be picked up at the Museum
The DVD runs for
37 minutes. On the DVD are interviews with the people that worked at Savin
Rock, black & white home movies of some of the rides and the people
at The Amusement Park.
For Mail Orders
Savin Rock Museum
Att. Harold Hartmann
355 Main Street
West Haven, CT 06516
Make check payable
Savin Rock Museum in the amount of $25.00
Located at the
Savin Rock Conference Center
6 Rock Street
West Haven, CT 06516
Open From April
to Early December
Museum Hours are:
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00
But will Open For Special Tours At Other Times
Call 203-937-3666 or 203-937-3566
Between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM
Museum's Grand Opening was on
09 September 2001
One hundred years ago, Victorian families flocked
to West Haven's shoreline to picnic, stroll along the four mile coastline, dine
in the pier restaurants and especially, to enjoy an amusement park then called
White City. Future generations arrived in electric trolley cars, automobiles and
buses. Regardless of the mode of transportation, the trip to what eventually expanded
to become the Savin Rock Amusement Park was a memorable one, indeed!
Today, thousands of people recall the happy days of their youth: a
mile long series of roller coasters, water chutes and carousel rides, auto races
and bumper cars, mirrored and spooky fun houses, concerts and marathon dances…..
Hot dogs, popcorn, frozen custard, mechanical fortune tellers or the laughing
lady….. Young men determined to impress their date by winning prizes with pitching
skills - or, for the timid - from a machine with a fishing derrick!
The new Savin Rock Museum offers an opportunity to revisit the sights and
sounds of that era. Learn about the customs and culture, which spawned six generations
of happy faces through interactive video, hands-on exhibits and rare memorabilia.
Wilcox's Flying Horses
Main Entrance to White City, Savin Rock,
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