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January 2017

Hearts & Flowers

January 31 - March 5

Antique valentines and postcards from 1900 to 1916 will be on display in the Orientation Gallery.

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February 2017

February Vacation Workshops for Kids

February 20 - February 23

Enjoy a break from school at Hill-Stead! Workshops feature hands-on study of Hill-Stead’s art and architecture and students have the opportunity to create their own masterpieces based on the collection.  [Read more]

March 2017

First Sundays for Families – Hartford Symphony Orchestra

March 5, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This month, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra Family Series brings their Instrument Petting Zoo to Hill-Stead! [Read more]

Lunch, Listen & Learn – for Hill-Stead Volunteers

March 6, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Whistler's Blue Wave

Every first Monday at 1 pm, Hill-Stead Museum’s Volunteers (from guides to gardeners) enjoy learning something new about Hill-Stead Museum’s collection and history during the monthly series Lunch, Listen & Learn.

This program is offered exclusively to museum Volunteers. To find out more about supporting the museum as a volunteer, see Volunteer, or contact us at 860.677.4787 x181. [Read more]


Evening with Marilyn Nelson

March 9, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Marilyn Nelson

Join us for a rare opportunity to experience a poetry reading by Marilyn Nelson in the intimate setting of Hill-Stead’s period rooms. [Read more]

An Evening with Rabbit Goody, Textile Historian

March 15, 6:30 pm

The Decorative Arts Study Group presents Rabbit Goody, an internationally-known textile researcher, lecturer and teacher, who will give a short, informal talk on the 19th-century arts & crafts aesthetic.

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Thistle Hill Weavers Goes to the Movies, Featuring Rabbit Goody, Textile Historian

March 16, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join Rabbit Goody, an internationally-known textile researcher, lecturer and teacher as she details her experiences weaving historic and contemporary fabrics used for costuming and props for movies and television.

Light refreshments will be served before the program. [Read more]


The Ballet Ball (21+ event)

March 18, 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

From Degas to Dior, don your dancing shoes at The Ballet Ball! See spectacular performances featuring Albano Ballet dancers and participate in period ballroom dance (lesson included!)

The Ballet Ball is a 21+ event (ID is required for liquid delights).

Dress: as fabulously as possible (black tie optional). [Read more]

Pink Party

March 19, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Hill-Stead Museum invites everyone ages 4+ to a Pink Party inspired by Degas’ Dancers in Pink. [Read more]

Story Time @ Theo’s

March 29, 9:00 am - 10:00 am

At Hill-Stead’s 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. This month, get ready to dance!  [Read more]

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