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Covid-19 Alert: 2020 Museum Closure and Cancellation of All 2020 Events

The CAMA Board of Directors regretfully has voted to have the entire CAMA Museum remain closed for the rest of the 2020 calendar year. In addition, all special events including rock/mineral shows, the small engine show as well as the 2020 Fall Festival are included in this general cancellation.  

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. CAMA is also following the widespread trend of other organizations that hold large yearly fairs, shows, and exhibitions in cancelling their events for 2020.  

It is our hope that a sense of safety and normalcy will return for our 2021 season, and that a vaccine will begin to bring this dangerous disease under control allowing a return to more normal operations.    


 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: 07/20/2020

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