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August 2016

Sketch-a-Still-Life

August 1, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
sketch march

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]

Poetry Writing Workshop with Juan Felipe Herrera

August 6, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Juan Filipe Herrera

A special poetry-writing workshop with Juan Felipe Herrera. [Read more]

Poetry Writing Workshop with Peg Boyers

August 6, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Peg Boyers

A special poetry writing workshop with Peg Boyers. [Read more]

First Sundays for Families

August 7, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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On the first Sunday of every month, families are invited to explore Hill-Stead. [Read more]

Juan Felipe Herrera, Current United States Poet Laureate & Peg Boyers

August 7, 2:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Experience remarkable performances of live music and poetry in the midst of the exquisite natural setting of the historic Sunken Garden. Today, hear readings by Juan Felipe Herrera, the 21st Poet Laureate of the United States and Peg Boyers, along with music by The Latin Heartbeat Orchestra. [Read more]

Latino Poets and Authors Community Conversation

August 7, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for this panel discussion among Latino poets and authors including Cindy Rodriguez, Jose B. Gonzalez, Marianela Medrano and Peg Boyers. Moderated by Dr. Ernesto Varela, the writers will discuss cultural identity and the inspiration behind their work, perform some of their favorite pieces, and conclude with a book signing. [Read more]

Kwame Dawes and CT Young Poets Day

August 17, 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Kwame Davis

Experience remarkable performances of live music and poetry in the midst of the exquisite natural setting of the historic Sunken Garden. Today, hear readings by Kwame Dawes and the winners of the Fresh Voices Poetry Competition, along with music by The Mystic Jammers. [Read more]

Story Time @ Theo’s

August 31, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Story-Time

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]

September 2016

First Sundays for Families

September 4, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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On the first Sunday of every month, families are invited to explore Hill-Stead. [Read more]

First Sunday Estate Walk

September 4, 2:00 pm
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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]

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