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]
On the first Sunday of every month, families are invited to explore Hill-Stead. [Read more]
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]
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]
Photographers of all ages are invited to enter Hill-Stead’s Summer Photo Contest. Enjoy the beautiful grounds of Hill-Stead—and discover new perspectives using your camera. [Read more]
Do you enjoy art, architecture, history, and sharing stories and information with people? Learn about our Museum Guide program at this information session. [Read more]
Join us at Hill-Stead to mingle with friends and watch the sun set from the Veranda. Celebrate the last days of summer with savory samplings from Cure Restaurant, signature cocktails from Hartford Flavor Company, plus wine, beer, and other refreshing beverages.
This is a free event for Hill-Stead Museum Members. [Read more]
Become a Museum Guide! Register for our 20-hour course. [Read more]
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]
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 Lydia McClain.
Refreshments will precede each concert. [Read more]