Connecticut
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
Cultural Nonprofit
Venue
AMERICAN MUSEUM OF TORT LAW

 

A museum with a message

The mission of the nationally acclaimed American Museum of Tort Law is to educate, inform and inspire Americans about two things: Trial by jury; and the benefits of tort law. Tort law is the law of wrongful injuries, including motor vehicle crashes, defective products, medical malpractice, and environmental disasters, among many others. And trial by jury is a bedrock American right, guaranteed in our Bill of Rights. Visitors to the Museum will enjoy learning about tort law and trial by jury, and see how both have improved the lives, not only of those injured, but all of us. The Museum has one gallery of important precedent-setting cases; another gallery exhibiting dangerous toys; and a third with interactive panels, which let visitors learn about seven cases in detail. In addition, our theater runs two brief (15 minutes) movies which trace the evolution (and importance) of trial by jury and tort law and examine a current powerful case.  The main gallery features cases which made a difference not only to the injured victims, but to everyone:  Cases like the Ford Pinto, Liebeck v. McDonalds, and the tobacco and asbestos litigation, among others.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Joan
Job Title/Position: 
Director of Engagement
Mailing Address: 
PO Box 805
WINSTED, CT 06098
Physical Address: 
654 Main Street
Winsted, CT 06098
Last Name: 
Bowman
Phone: 
860-379-0505

About

Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Humanities - General
Year Founded: 
1999
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
General Public
Nonprofits
School Groups
Institution/Business Type: 
Museums - Other
Activities and Services: 
Exhibitions
Film Showings
Professional Network Gatherings / Events
Geographic Reach: 
Multi-County Region
Multi-State Region

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision
Access accommodations for people who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing

Venue Available for Rent/Use

Venue Name: 
American Museum of Tort Law
Venue Type: 
Gallery / Museum
Venue Address: 
654 Main Street
Winsted, CT 06098
Venue Phone: 
860-379-0505
Seasons Available: 
Spring
Summer
Winter
Fall
Venue Features: 
Climate control
Loading dock
Recording Equipment
Sound system
WiFi
Venue Capacity: 
250
Venue Fee Range Minimum: 
$150
Venue Fee Range Maximum: 
$1,000
Venue Accessibility: 
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision
Access accommodations for people who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing
Facility is physically accessible (such as parking, entrances, accessible restrooms, seating, backstage)
Accessible website and/or multimedia for people with sensory disabilities