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February 2016

Valentine’s Day Evening Open House

February 14, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Visit Hill-Stead Museum before Valentine’s Day dinner with your special someone!  [Read more]

Winter Break Workshop for Kids

February 15 - February 18
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February vacation fun at Hill-Stead! Your children will engage in art projects, museum tours and scavenger hunts, nature explorations and educational games. They are sure to enjoy a break from school (and their devices) in the countryside estate of Hill-Stead! The program runs Monday to Thursday, 8 am to 12 pm. Space is extremely limited. Please register by… [Read more]

Story Time @ Theo’s

February 24, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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At Hill-Stead’s new Story Time, your child will be introduced to stories related to art, museums, nature, and much more.  [Read more]

March 2016
$100

An Evening with Richard Blanco

March 3, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Richard Blanco will perform at Hill-Stead’s Live Poets Society event on Thursday, March 3.  [Read more]

First Sundays for Families

March 6
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On the first Sunday of every month, children’s art projects begin at 1 pm and self-guided tours run from 1 – 4 pm.  Browse the collection at your own pace and engage in the ever-popular scavenger hunt challenge.  Romp in Hill-Stead’s own natural playground of hiking trails, gardens and walking paths.  Purchase a treasure in… [Read more]

Sketch-a-Still-Life

March 7, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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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]

Pink Party

March 20, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hill-Stead Museum,
35 Mountain Road
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
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Hill-Stead Museum invites everyone ages 4+ to a Pink Party inspired by Degas’ Dancers in Pink on March 20 from 2-4 pm. [Read more]

Story Time @Theo’s

March 30, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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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.  For children ages 2 to 6… [Read more]

May 2016
$150

The Countess of Carnarvon and the Real Downton Abbey

May 25, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Countess of Carnarvon and the Real Downton Abbey
May 25, 2016

For this special event, to be held under the grand tent on Hill-Stead’s West Lawn, Lady Carnarvon will share the history of Highclere and the fascinating Carnarvon family stories which provide real-life inspiration for the show. Photograph &copy Highclere Castle. [Read more]

“The Grand Tour” Benefit Dinner Auction

May 26, 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hill-Stead’s 24th annual benefit event takes place under a grand tent on the West Lawn and features a multi-course dinner with outstanding food and wine for event patrons. [Read more]

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