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April 2015

Eve of Poetry in the Libraries

April 10, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

join us for an intimate evening of poetry in our historic libraries. Enjoy jazz music, wine and hors d’oeuvres, dessert and a poetry reading and book signing by Sue Ellen Thompson. [Read more]

Wake Up the Garden

April 24 - April 25

Itching to get your hands in the dirt after the long, cold, snowy winter?  Volunteer with Hill-Stead’s Garden Gang to wake up the Sunken Garden from its winter slumber on April 24 & 25 from 9:00 am – 12 pm (rain date is May 1 & 2. from 9 am – 12 pm)  A light lunch… [Read more]

May 2015

First Sunday Open House

May 3, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us on the first Sunday of every month, from 12 to 4pm, for Hill-Stead Museum’s First Sunday Open House. Tour the collection at your own pace—linger in front of your favorite painting, examine the stairway prints in detail, or take in the many decorative arts objects that are not focused on during our regular guided tours.  [Read more]

First Sunday Activity for Kids

May 3, 1:00 pm

Play old-fashioned children’s games at Hill-Stead.  Check back for details. Free with museum membership or admission.

First Sunday Gallery Talk

May 3, 1:00 pm

Topic TBD.  Please check back for details. Free with museum membership or admission.

First Sunday Estate Walk

May 3, 2:00 pm

Free with museum membership or admission. (Photo credit: Cindi Cagenello.)


May Market

May 8 - May 9
Hill-Stead Museum,
35 Mountain Road, Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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More than 60 exhibitors will be on hand to offer visitors beautiful hand-made arts and crafts, a fine selection of unique flowers, trees and shrubs, and antiques for home and garden. Throughout the two days, visitors can also enjoy musicians and dancers, as well as delicious soup, sandwiches and treats courtesy of Tallulah’s catering.  [Read more]


Lecture and Luncheon featuring Erik Larson

May 17, 1:00 pm
Makeshift Theater at Hill-Stead Museum

Hill-Stead Museum is pleased to host acclaimed author Erik Larson, who will speak on his latest book, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania. Luncheon will be served by Tallulah’s Catering. [Read more]

Game Night Benefit Auction

May 21, 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Hill-Stead’s 23rd annual benefit event takes place under a grand tent on the West Lawn and features a multi-course dinner with outstanding food & wine for event patrons. Spectacular live & silent auctions offer fine wines, vacation homes, works of art, fine jewelry, antiques and entertainment packages. [Read more]

June 2015

Connecticut Trails Weekend

June 6, 2:00 pm

National Trails Day. Join museum volunteer Betty Collins who will lead an engaging, history-infused walk on Hill-Stead’s manicured grounds and farther afield. Light-moderate difficulty. This is a two-part hike. Visitors may opt for only the first part of the walk if they prefer a lighter hike. [Read more]

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