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PMH Summer Season Opens June 5 With 5th CT Rgt. & ‘A Wolf Named Elvis’

New Haven, Conn. (May 19, 2022)—A harbinger of summer on the Connecticut coastline, the annual opening of the historic Pardee-Morris House (PMH) will take place on Sunday, June 5, 2022, at noon. A flag-raising and commemorative ceremony by colonial reenactors from the 5th Connecticut Regiment will be held at 1 p.m., followed by a reading and discussion with Colleen Marie Olinski, author of the children’s book, “A Wolf Named Elvis” at 2 p.m. The historic house will be open for free tours from noon to 4 p.m.

“A Wolf Named Elvis" was written to help children learn to self-regulate the many big feelings they have been experiencing during the Coronavirus pandemic. Olinski notes that the book empowers children and their adults to explore what creative actions bring them healing. It continues to support readers in “feeling their feelings, flipping their scripts, and finding their own unique magic.”

Olinski says that “A Wolf Named Elvis" was a journey from wanting to support and empower kids to having to figure out how to write and publish a children's picture book with no prior experience. In addition to a reading of her work, Olinski will discuss:

· How she came up with the idea for the book and why she felt it was needed.

· How she decided on self-publishing.

· The process of working remotely with an illustrator in Singapore.

· How she built a community around the book.

· How she engaged children during the creative process, and used their feedback along the way.

The 2022 PMH season offers a wide range of musical genres, insightful presentations, and fitness workshops. For a complete list of events and the history of PMH click here.

The New Haven Museum thanks its community partners: WSHU 91.1 FM, The Howard Gilman Foundation, and Alder Salvatore E. DeCola for supporting the 2022 summer season.

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