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June 2015

Connecticut Trails Weekend

June 6, 1:00 pm - 3:00 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]

First Sunday Open House

June 7, 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 Gallery Talk:

June 7, 1:00 pm

Join Stanley Peck, owner of Old Lights On, in Farmington, for his talk: Be Enlightened: Period Lamps and Lighting Fixtures. Join an expert who will discuss the many varieties of lamps, chandeliers, and sconces that grace Hill-Stead’s Colonial Revival interiors. [Read more]

First Sunday Activity for Kids: Summertime Tea Party

June 7, 1:00 pm

Enjoy a summertime tea party and story time in the museum’s Sunken Garden. Please check back for details. Free with museum membership or admission.

First Sunday Estate Walk: Connecticut Trails Weekend

June 7, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Connecticut Trails Day. Walk the Estate Trail to the Connecticut Forest and Parks Blue-Blazed Metacomet Trail (part of the New England Trail) on the eastern ridge of Hill-Stead Museum’s spectacular grounds and learn its history from museum interpreter Betty Collins.  We will traverse up to 1.5 miles on this moderate level walk.  Meet at the… [Read more]

Connecticut Open House Day

June 13, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

On Saturday, June 13, the Connecticut Office of Tourism is sponsoring the 11th annual Connecticut Open House Day. This statewide event showcases Connecticut’s diverse world of history, art, and tourism.  Its a great way for residents to discover or rediscover all that is happening in our state. Visit Hill-Stead Museum and take advantage of one of our… [Read more]

Bus Trip to the High Line in New York City

June 16, 8:15 am - 7:00 pm

Walk the High Line, the much-heralded New York City park created on the elevated site of the old Grand Central Railroad tracks. This beautifully planted linear park runs for 1.45 miles from West 14th Street to West 30th Street and features stunning native plantings along with rotating art work. [Read more]

$12

Sunken Garden Poetry Festival: Ted Kooser

June 24

In the historic Sunken Garden on the beautiful grounds of Hill-Stead, one of America’s most important poetry events has delighted audiences since 1992. Come join us and experience remarkable performances of live music and poetry in the midst of an exquisite natural setting. The festival opens with United States Poet Laureate (2004-2006) and Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet Ted Kooser.  [Read more]

Connecticut Historic Gardens Day

June 28, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Enjoy this special state-wide celebration of Connecticut’s stunning historic gardens. Enjoy lemonade and fresh fruit in the Sunken Garden at Hill-Stead Museum. Hear about the Ladies of the Sunken Garden in a short talk at  pm by Garden Manager Lea Anne Moran. Come learn a little about the past and the present, and have your… [Read more]

July 2015

First Sunday Open House

July 5, 12:00 am - 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]

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