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Storybook Pajama Party

Storybook Pajama Parties

Meet characters from your favorite stories.

The fun doesn't end at 5:00 pm. Storybook Pajama Parties promote literacy and positive family interaction in a fun environment that celebrates learning. Come in your PJs and listen to a favorite story.

What to expect: Families can enjoy an evening at the museum and a compelling reading of the tale in front of a large screen showing the pages in the book for all to see. After the story, the reading is brought to life when children meet the storybook character (don't forget to bring your camera). Hands-on themed activities for children of every age take place all evening throughout the museum. An end-of-night musical parade featuring the storybook character concludes our fun-filled evening.

Early-bird registration: Members $10/person, Non-members $15/person

Regular registration: Members $12/person, Non-members $17/person

Space is limited, registration required. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

2015 Storybook Pajama Party Books

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Raggedy Ann’s 100th Birthday!

Friday, August 28 | 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Raggedy Ann was "born" in Norwalk, from the mind of Johnny Gruelle, an American artist, political cartoonist and writer of children’s books.

Gruelle lived nearby in the Silvermine section of Norwalk from 1910 to 1931. As one legend goes, he drew a face on a worn rag doll’s fabric for his daughter Marcella. The Raggedy Ann name was conceived by combining the titles of two poems by James Whitcomb Riley - The Raggedy Man and Little Orphan Annie. Johhny wrote and illustrated more than 40 Raggedy Ann and Andy books.

The Norwalk Historical Society has generously lent its collection of Raggedy Ann and Andy memorabilia, including original dolls, books, a lunchbox and more for a special exhibit at Stepping Stones in celebration of Raggedy Ann’s 100th birthday.

Join us and listen to a bedtime story in your PJs, meet Raggedy Ann, enjoy story-related activities throughout the museum, explore the special exhibit memorabilia and get your face painted like Raggedy Ann or Andy. Space is limited, registration required. Early registration available until August 26.

Early Registration:
Members $10/person, non-members $15/person.

After August 26:
Members $12/person, non-members $17/person

Register Early