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CT’s Free Museums

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The Ballard Museum of Puppetry's collection includes thousands of puppets.

The Ballard Museum of Puppetry’s collection includes thousands of puppets.

For a tiny state, Connecticut is big on culture. We’re home to hundreds of museums featuring fabulous art and artifacts. But in many cases, admissions aren’t cheap — which can make them inaccessible to individuals and families on tight budgets.

Fortunately, there are plenty of ways around the costs. Some museums offer reduced admissions on certain days and times — and some charge nothing at all. If you want to know how and where to find culture on the cheap, click here.

Giant Tag Sale In West Hartford

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Do you brake for tag sales? The Emanuel Synagogue, 160 Mohegan Drive, in West Hartford is holding a giant indoor tag sale featuring jewelry, books, furniture, art, collectibles, household items, toys and more. Preview night is Thursday, July 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. Admission is $5. The sale continues on Friday, July 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, July 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free both days. (There is no sale on Saturday.) Information: 860-236-1275 or www.emanuelsynagogue.org.

Portland Townwide Tag Sale

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Expect stop and go traffic in Portland on Saturday when the  Portland Historical Society holds its annual town-wide tag sale. More than 100 sales are scheduled and most run from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., rain or shine.  Free maps of sale locations will be available starting Thursday at the museum, 492 Main St., and online at www.portlandhistsoc.org. Information: 860-342-3636.

Tag Sales, Book Sales, Flea Markets, June 15-17

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It’s a big weekend for tag sales, flea markets and book sales.

The Terryville Lions Club presents its annual flea market this Saturday at the Terryville Fairgrounds, Town Hill Road. Information: www.terryvillefleamarket.org.

Beach reads! The Harwinton Public Library, 80 Bentley Drive, Harwinton, holds its monthly used book Saturday, June 16, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Do you break for estate sales? Check out the Estate Sale Ladies’ Liquidation Center, 311 East St. in Plainville. Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Information: www.estatesaleladies.com.

Get Father’s Day gifts on a budget at the Second Chance Shop of Simsbury, 12 Station St. Thursday, June 14 through Saturday, June 16, all men’s clothing is 50 percent off. Store hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The First Church, 5 Hartland Boulevard in East Hartland, holds a tag sale Saturday, June 16, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The New Life In Christ Church, 250 Firetown Road in Simsbury, holds a community tag sale Saturday, June 16, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.