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September 2016

Story Time @ Theo’s

September 28, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Story-Time-2

At Hill-Stead’s new Story Time, your child will be introduced to stories related to art, museums, nature, and much more. Each session includes music, movement, and an art project to take home—all in Hill-Stead’s historic setting. Afterward, romp around Hill-Stead’s natural playground of walking trails, gardens and sheep farm. Recommended for children ages 2 to 4 and their caregivers.  [Read more]

October 2016

Hay Day

October 2, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
2015 Oct 4 Hill-Stead Hay Day (29 of 30)

A Hill-Stead fall favorite for all ages. Hitch a ride on a horse-drawn hay wagon through the brilliant autumn colors of the Connecticut countryside, have your face painted, tap your toes to traditional tunes, or just stroll through Hill-Stead’s meadows and trails.

Rain or shine. [Read more]

First Sunday Estate Walk

October 2, 2:00 pm
Sheep-pasture-in-Fall-2014

In May, June, July, September and October guided walks of the grounds are held at 2 pm on the first Sunday of the month. [Read more]

Sketch-a-Still-Life

October 3, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

On the first Monday of every month, enjoy this rare opportunity to sketch a still life inside the museum. Bring your own supplies—pencil and kneaded erasers only please (available in the Museum Shop). Stools and drawing boards will be provided. [Read more]

Music of the Grand Tour – TPR Musicale

October 18, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hill-Stead’s Drawing Room

Don’t miss this series with performances in Hill-Stead’s Drawing Room by pianist Marko Stuparevic. Hear compositions the Pope family would have enjoyed on their 1888-1889 Grand Tour of Europe. Tonight’s performance also features vocalist Maureen O’Flynn.

Tickets to this performance are available exclusively to members of the Theodate Pope Riddle Society. [Read more]

Story Time @ Theo’s

October 26, 9:00 am - 10:00 am

At Hill-Stead’s new Story Time, your child will be introduced to stories related to art, museums, nature, and much more. Each session includes music, movement, and an art project to take home—all in Hill-Stead’s historic setting. Afterward, romp around Hill-Stead’s natural playground of walking trails, gardens and sheep farm. Recommended for children ages 2 to 4 and their caregivers.  [Read more]

November 2016

First Sundays for Families

November 6, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
boy with paint

On the first Sunday of every month, families are invited to explore Hill-Stead Take part in these First Sundays for Families activities! Museum Educators will lead art projects in the Education Stations at 1 pm.  Free self-serve crafts for all ages and Explorer Backpacks will also be available during regular museum hours from April through… [Read more]

Sketch-a-Still-Life

November 7, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

On the first Monday of every month, enjoy this rare opportunity to sketch a still life inside the museum. Bring your own supplies—pencil and kneaded erasers only please (available in the Museum Shop). Stools and drawing boards will be provided. [Read more]

Lunch, Listen & Learn: Spiritualism with Sharon Stotz

November 7, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Spiritualism was one of Theodate’s passionate avocations and it is the topic that comprises the largest volume of material in Hill-Stead’s archives.
This program is offered exclusively to museum Volunteers.  [Read more]

Treasures from the Grand Tour, Arts & Leisure VIP Tour

November 19, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hill-Stead Silver Odiot Tea Set

Join Curator Melanie Bourbeau for an hour-long in-depth look at some of the paintings and decorative arts objects that captured the Popes’ fancy during their Grand Tour.

VIP tours are offered to museum members at the Arts & Leisure – Bronze, Silver or Gold level and above, as well as members of the Decorative Arts Study Group. [Read more]

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