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Covid-19 Alert: 2020 Museum Closure and Cancellation of All But One 2020 Event

Abbreviated Annual Meeting: Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 9:00 AM.

The CAMA Board of Directors has decided to reinstate one event for 2020. CAMA’s By-Laws state that the Annual Meeting of CAMA's Membership must be held each year in order to carry out necessary association business including election of the Board and Officers. 

It was too risky to hold this meeting at the prescribed time in May due to Covid infections being at near peak levels.  Now however, CAMA is better prepared with CDC guidance to prudently fulfill our mandate to hold this important meeting. To assure that we safely hold this meeting, the following guidelines will be followed:

1) All members are invited to attend, but the meeting will be held outdoors. If rain threatens, a rain date will be announced. If you are in a high-risk group, we urge you to not attend.  

2) Social distancing protocols will be enforced with a minimum 6’ between non-cohabitating individuals.

3) Face masks will be worn by all attendees.

4) No food will be served as was the practice at prior Annual Meetings.  

The Board of Directors is acting conservatively and prudently, and was concerned that many CAMA members, docents and volunteers are senior citizens and are at a higher risk for the widely reported dangerous respiratory effects of contracting Coronavirus.

It is our hope that a sense of safety and prudence will prevail at the Annual Meeting  and some sense of normalcy will return for our 2021 season, given the likelihood of a vaccine bringing this dangerous disease under control.    


 Other Notes:

NEW!  Hall of Connecticut Geology and Paleontology 

 A page has been added to the website describing CAMA’s newest addition - the new wing of the Connecticut Museum of Mining and Mineral Science. Called the Hall of Connecticut Geology and Paleontology (click here to go to the new page), the exhibits delve into the creation of the land we call Connecticut, and all the upheavals that created the geology we see in the State today. Exhibits also look into the paleontology of Connecticut with exhibits that chronicle the creatures that once lived where you are walking today.  

Site last updated: 09/20/2020

Scattered throughout the website are new photos from past events, restorations, and gatherings.



A.C. Thomas “Half Breed” Natural Gas Engine


CAMA’s George C. Lay Blacksmith Shop Exhibit